Chris Brown is a Grammy winner and popular R&B and hip-hop artist. Nonetheless, he does his best work when he sticks to the words written for him. The same can be said for other musicians and actors. Even skilled athletes have their pre-approved sound bites prepared for post-game interviews.
Celebrities are making use of Twitter accounts to disseminate their thoughts, and generally with the intended outcomes. Nonetheless, numerous of them want their publicists or agents to remind them that at times their points of view are not ready for public display.
Brown has gone a few rounds with a WWE wrestler this week, reminding us of some other Twitter comments that ought to have been thoughts kept inside the head.
Ashton Kutcher Defends the Indefensible…Sort of
It is only fair to start with a celebrity that handled a bad circumstance well. Nevertheless, Ashton Kutcher couldn’t have picked considerably worse of an problem to defend.
Following Joe Paterno’s dismissal from Penn State for his function in covering up alleged youngster abuse, Kutcher tweeted, “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I locate it in poor taste.”
In contrast to other people in this list, it didn’t take Kutcher long to understand how considerably foot he had in his mouth. In response to enraged fans he offered, “Heard Joe was fired, completely recant prior tweet! Didn’t have full story. #admitwhenYoumakemistakes.”
He even went a few actions additional. Initial, he turned over his Twitter account to his management. Some are outraged by that step, too. Censorship takes away the impulsive nature of Twitter and minimizes the connections fans feel when reading comments made by these they comply with.
Kuthcer’s second step was posting a image of himself next to a well-known T-Shirt design that says “I’m with stupid.” Of course, the finger was pointing at Kutcher. A single has to admire the humility of that action.
Perhaps with time Twitter will give celebrities some middle-ground, enabling them to post a Tweet that needs to be authorized prior to becoming released to their followers.
John Mayer Goes to the Extreme
While Ashton Kutcher opted to have his management take over his Twitter account, John Mayer went a single further.
Right after he produced some rather raw comments in an interview for Playboy, he took to Twitter to clear the air. The outcomes were anything but these intended. He said he used the N-word due to the fact “the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself.” He went on to say “[I]t’s time to stop attempting to be so raw in interviews.”
Maybe, Mr. Mayer, it is time to evaluate your perspectives and why individuals are so offended by them. Then you may not have been compelled to close your Twitter account.
Glenn Beck Gets in Trouble with out Saying a Word
Oh, the prospective pitfalls of Twitter! Glenn Beck need to know he currently has a target on his back as a right-wing mouthpiece. So when he opts to make a comment by a white-supremacist group a “favorite” he should know a fire-storm will stick to.
As observed by Ashton Kutcher’s recovery, it is all about how you handle the scenario.
Beck produced the following tweet a favorite: “White Nationalist message board: http://malevolentfreedom.org/forum Embrace White Culture @GlennBeck WHITE-PRIDE #Beck WPWW.” There are many factors to mark a tweet a preferred, aside from the clear. It could be a thing you want to bookmark to easily uncover at a later time, it could also have been an accident or possibly it wasn’t read closely sufficient.
Beck’s response was to call marking the quote an accident and then cleared out his complete list of favorites. Even though a single might think the “accidental favorite” argument, why would the next step be needed? It tends to make 1 wonder what Beck was attempting to hide.
Ice-T, Aimee Mann and a Hot Bowl of…
At times, Twitter comments need to be filtered. If the celebrities saying them are not going to do the job, someone else will eventually do it for them.
For an unknown reason, Aimee Mann decided she necessary the focus that would comply with calling out Ice-T’s acting talents. Possibly she just isn’t a fan of Law and Order: SVU or possibly she doesn’t like what Ice-T adds to the show. She provided her thoughts all the exact same: “Christ, there is no reason in the globe any individual must ever have cast Ice T in a tv show.”
Not to be outdone, Ice-T came back with “Hey @aimeemann cease worrying bout my acting bi***, and be concerned about your WACK ass music. In the imply time..Eat a hot bowl of Di***! Ice T .”
Wow…most of us didn’t even know that was achievable. So considerably for “if you can’t say a thing nice…”
Rashard Mendenhall Defends Terrorists
While it is achievable to respect part of what Rashard Mendenhall was saying, the star operating back for the Pittsburgh Steelers simply went also far. Following the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, Mendenhall was troubled by individuals celebrating death. He definitely wasn’t the only one that shared the concern.
He may have avoided the public scorn that followed had he kept his comments to: “For those of you who mentioned you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and piss on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart?”
Nevertheless, he went so far as to query the truth in the accusations against a recognized-terrorist. “What sort of person celebrates death? It is amazing how men and women can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…” was his very first supplying.
Mendenhall followed that with “@dkeller23 We’ll in no way know what genuinely occurred. I just have a difficult time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.” Whilst it may be tough for “just a plane” to do that considerably harm, 10,000 gallons of jet fuel makes for 1 potent explosion.
For most Americans, it is relatively clear what happened on September 11, 2001. For the rest, it is a very good thought to temper comments about the largest terrorist attack to ever occur on U.S. soil. But Mendenhall’s agent has probably already explained that to him.
Chris Brown Takes on WWE Star CM Punk, Other individuals
To begin, Chris Brown really should know far better than to attempt to take on a WWE star. If that is not the 1st clue, the reality he has “Punk” in his name must have cleared factors up. Following all, when 1 beds with dogs…
Although CM Punk did start the fracas this week, Brown wants to recognize he was already standing in an indefensible position. He ought to be expecting to take a few shots immediately after delivering a handful of extremely misguided ones of his personal.
Punk tweeted, “I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment.”
Sorry, Mr. Brown, but you have a couple of comments like that coming. But had you stopped with your initial Tweet, fans would have respected you taking the somewhat-high road…even if laced with sarcasm and arrogance. “Positivity regardless of how u feel! @CMpunk contact my assistant and I’ll have em send u an autographed pic for my greatest FAN!!!”
Unfortunately, Brown didn’t stop there. He threw the “positivity” mantra out the window and allegedly posted “@CMpunk wants much more followers. He’s such a leader! Not to mention the roids he’s on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure girls.”
That link has been removed, likely by his publicist. You’d believe they would have already discovered Brown can’t be trusted. He’s already had numerous run-ins on Twitter following his attack on Rihanna. He produced a homophobic slur against fellow musician Raz-B, particularly disturbing offered the latter’s discussions on becoming a victim of sexual assault.
One of his listeners (OK, it was my daughter) asked a great query. ”Doesn’t he have far better things to do with his time than Tweet the twit?” Evidently not, but 1 has to wonder who the actual twit is in this exchange.
Guest Author Darin Pike is a contributor at Hollywood Ringer. His current post is about The 27 Club – Musicians Who Have Died at 27.