The Top 10 Twitter Firings and Fallouts
The saying "a little birdie told me" has entirely new meaning with the advent of Twitter. Whether you post an inside jokes for friends or opine on a current event, you can be sure that the little Twitter birdie will spread your words--sometimes further than you ever intended them to go.
That's how the nobodies on Twitter get in trouble—it’s hard to imagine anyone outside of a small social circle reading complaints about work or pontifications on relationships. We’re looking at you, Cisco Fatty.
But why don't the celebrities know better?
You’d think a reputable journalist for CNN or a famous comedian like Gilbert Gottfried would expect a readership for their comments; after all, they have hundreds of followers. But it seems many of the big names spouting off, on everything from the earthquake in Japan to NBA ref calls, have no more foresight than the average Twitter nobody.
Here are our top ten most baffling Twitter firings and fiascos among the famous and powerful. Consider them a crash course in what not to do.