A word of caution to Twitter users, celebrity or otherwise: Be careful not to show too much Weiner. As one United States congressman found out the hard way, nothing sent online is ever private. Here are some celebrity tweets gone wrong:
U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner resigned as a result of inappropriate messages and photos he sent to women on Twitter and Facebook. Most famous is a tweet of his boxer-clad genitals he sent to a 21-year-old woman.
The former American Idol host tweeted contestant Lacey Brown’s elimination on American Idol 17 minutes before the show aired.
“Packed radio show tomorrow … got tonight’s voted-off idol lacey brown, @orianthi, @thedavidcook, & dakota fanning with deets on ‘Eclipse.’”
The world-famous designer had to apologize after comments he made about the uprising in Egypt, resulting in outrage from the Twitter community.
“Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo –KC”
The singer’s tweets about designer Dawn Simorangkir cost her $430,000 in a libel lawsuit. She called the designer a “vile horrible lying bitch,” as well as cocaine dealer, embezzler, racist and homophobe, and even threatened her life.