Celebrities Who Ruined Their Careers With Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and Snapchat. These are all essential tools for celebrities to engage with their fans, promote their new work, speak their mind, and connect with a larger audience. Social media can make your career, but do not forget that it can break your career just as fast. If not, faster. If becoming a celebrity is rarely an overnight success, the fall however can be sudden especially in the new age (the social media age).

In this article, we are going to see celebrities who ruined their careers with social media.

Anthony Weiner
If Anthony Weiner knew how to use Twitter properly, his career may have taken a different turn. In 2011, Anthony Weiner was a well-respected and highly successful politician. At 27 years old, he was the youngest person to win a New York City Councilman seat and he then went on to win and hold the seat of New York’s 9th congressional district for seven years in a row. He worked hard for underprivileged kids and public housing, and he was really working to make NYC a better place to live. But, unfortunately, Mr. Weiner had a Twitter mishap.

In May 2011, Weiner accidentally posted a picture to his Twitter wall that was meant to be sent privately to a woman he was sexting with online. At first, he said he had been hacked and denied posting the picture, but later admitted that he had been exchanging racy photos and messaging with that woman for over three years. He resigned from congress on June 21, 2011, less than a month after the picture was posted online.
Read more about the Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal 

Tonto Dikeh
Celebrities who are already in the spotlight, sometimes fail to know the limits of what to upload and fall into the trap of posting all of the good, the bad and the ugly. An example is the Rivers State born Nollywood actress Tonto Dike and her estranged husband Olakunle Oladunni Churchill.

When things were rossy, the actress never shy away from showing her excitement about gift items presented to her by Churchill particularly the 2017 Lexus SUV. When things became sour, she brought it all to the limelight.

Realizing how powerful she is on the web, it was reported that the mother of one, boasted to her husband that she would drag his image to the mud with her overwhelming influence on social media. She threatened to bring him down on social media as the husband does not command such authority or fame on the Internet.

This didn't played out well for the actress as she was the person who experienced more from the outburst. Until today, the greater part of her followers don't take her serious (particularly after they discovered that she was the beginning of the entire family trouble).
Read more about Tonto Dikeh marriage with Churchill here

Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried, a character actor best known for movies like Problem Child 1 and 2, infamously known as the voice of the parrot Iago in Aladdin, and more famously for booking the voice for the Aflac duck. But he lost that voice in 2011 and a whole lot of money after tweeting a series of offensive tweets joking about the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed Japan. Less than an hour after seeing the tweets, Gottfried was fired. The tsunami left more than 2,400 people dead and was certainly no laughing matter.

Amanda Bynes
Many people loved Amanda Bynes on Nickelodeon. She was charismatic and funny. But then the fame went to her head and her Twitter account was a reflection of it all. She made the headlines for several wrong-doings, but the most notable must be her announcements via her twitter handle. 

First, she announced her love for black men and that she thinks Jay Z has an ugly face.
At the ripe age of 24, she announced her retirement on Twitter first, and then she “unretired." She was later arrested for a crime in 2014. This led to her being placed on a temporary psychiatric hold and hospitalization. And that was the end for this former child star.