It’s very easy to accidentally hit ‘send’ before you’ve double checked the message you’re sending. Imagine what it’s like being a celebrity with hundreds of thousands, or even millions of social media followers watching your every post. The pressure is a lot more intense. Accidentally send out a dodgy message and even before you get the chance to delete it, it’s spread round the world and never forgotten about. Here are 11 celebrity tweets that were quickly deleted.
The singer sent out a tweet in 2014 trying to promote a new single. She said that if the tweet got retweeted 100,000 times, she’d release her new single. Sadly, the message was only retweeted 2,000 times and was subsequently deleted. Rita later claimed her Twitter had been hacked…
To promote an album release party, the Scottish singing sensation sent out a message using the hashtag #susanalbumparty, before it was soon deleted. If you haven’t figured out why, read the hashtag again more closely.
Mary J Blige
A good example of how it’s important to double check your spelling, Mary J Blige tweeted: ‘Why is it that people always try to understand estimate my intelligents?! They should never do that!’ At least the second sentence was free from mistakes.
Cee Lo Green
The singer tweeted a message in response to a critic, saying that people did enjoy his show the previous night. In the same tweet, Cee Lo also accused the critic of being gay and asked if his masculinity offended him. The tweet was hastily deleted, but it still caused a PR disaster.
Justin tweeted someone’s phone number in 2010 to his then 4.5 million and went and deleted the tweet after the innocent person received some 27,000 messages from curious Bieber fans.
Lindsey tweeted the ‘news’ that she was pregnant in 2013, only to later delete the tweet, claiming it was an April Fools Day joke, except she didn’t post it until quite a while after April Fools. Many accused the actress of doing this just for attention.
When Russel was still married to Katy Perry, he tweeted a photo of her in bed in the morning before she’d got up and put her make up on. Not surprisingly, the tweet was very quickly deleted, though the photo is still out there today.
The Paramore singer accidentally tweeted a topless photo of herself that was clearly meant for an individual and not a worldwide audience.
If there’s ever a time when you shouldn’t live tweet, it’s while your drink driving. Bow Wow did just this with Chris Brown in a Lambourghini. He was very quick to delete his tweet, of course.
In a bid to boost ratings for her OWN TV network, in 2011 Oprah sent out a tweet asking people with Nielsen boxes (these boxes are used to measure ratings in the US) to watch her channel, thereby improving her ratings. Nielsen, of course, made her delete her tweet.
The New York congressman somehow managed to tweet a photo of his private parts for the world to see.