20 Of The Most Cringe-Worthy Celebrity Tweets Ever
When a Hollywood scandal breaks, everyone has to tweet their two cents about it. So, in 2009 when golfer Tiger Woods was found to have been unfaithful to his wife on several occasions, Carrey offered up his point of view via Twitter: “No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity. Elin had 2 b a willing participant on the ride 4 whatever reason. kids/lifestyle ;^)”. Elin was Wood’s wife, and those who read Carrey’s tweets were understandably upset that he focused on Elin’s role in Wood’s infidelity, rather than Tiger’s.
A collection of mortifying tweets wouldn’t be complete without one from one of the most controversial public figures ever. Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of her holding a kitten by the scruff of its neck in 2010, and the public was none too pleased: she was immediately bombarded with accusations of animal cruelty. Kardashian did not apologize, rather she explained, “Rest assured, the owner and vet were on set and showed me how to pick him up. The cat was not harmed in any way and is perfectly fine! I love animals and would never do anything to harm animals.”
Rapper 50 Cent may not have much in common with Gilbert Gottfried, but he too tweeted something majorly offensive after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. He wrote, “Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing” / “Its all good Till b*tches see there [sic] christian louboutins floating down da street sh*t gone get crazy,” and refuses to apologize to this day.
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired in 2011, amid allegations that he sexually abused children. Shortly after Paterno was fired, actor Ashton Kutcher tweeted, “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste,” to the horror of basically everyone. Not long after, Kutcher explained he had no idea about the sexual abuse allegations, and expressed his remorse several times.