At B&T we love a bit of controversy, especially when people learn the hard way that the Internet is forever. Here’s someone examples of when tweets comes back to bite people in the butt.
The Speaker’s resignation reflects a government that is in chaos. The Govt has lost its way, lost its majority and now lost its speaker.
— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) November 24, 2011
Back in 2011 Abbott attacked the then-Labor government over the resignation of then-Speaker Harry Jenkins. It’s come back to bite Abbott since the resignation of Abbott’s speaker and mentor Bronwyn Bishop. The 2011 tweet has become one of Abbott’s most popular tweets.
Iggy was set to perform at a Pittsburgh Gay Pride event before someone found these racists and homophobic tweets from back in 2012. The tweets have since been deleted, Iggy cancelled her scheduled appearance and apologised for the tweets:
“I am a firm believer in equality. Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have. The last thing I want is for something so carelessly said to be interpreted as reflective of my character. I meant no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words,” Iggy posted in response to the controversy.
The new host to succeed Jon Stewart of the satirical news The Daily Show came under fire after a bunch of anti-Semitic and sexist tweets from back in 2011/2012 came to light.
“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011
Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car! — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 18, 2009
Originally when men proposed they went down on one knee so if the woman said no they were in the perfect uppercut position.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) December 20, 2012
He responded to the Twitter backlash by tweeting “to reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, not my evolution as a comedian.”
Trump is pretty well known for being a racist tweeter and very judgemental about women, here are some of his classic (and deleted) tweets:
— Lenny Jacobson (@Lennyjacobson) April 17, 2015
While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2012
.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2012
In fairly typical manner, the presidential hopeful blamed these tweets on a one of 10 staff members that post on Trump’s social media pages.
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