Sunday, January 01, 2012
Celebrities may want to resist the urge to send a stream of consciousness on Twitter in the new year after so many of them tweeted their way into trouble on everything from boxer briefs to breast-feeding in 2011.
NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne became the latest celebrity to blunder on Twitter, when he had to apologize for a tweet critical of public breast-feeding.
But Kahne has been far from alone in discovering Twitter’s pitfalls. The year 2011 saw U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner resign in a scandal that began with an errant tweet, and the musings of Hollywood stars such as the tech-savvy Ashton Kutcher and comic Gilbert Gottfried generated public controversy.