THINK BEFORE YOU TWEET!
looks at celebrities and social media
THE reboot of American sitcom Roseanne has been cancelled after a “racist” tweet by the show’s 65-year-old star Roseanne Barr, left, comparing former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Roseanne later returned to Twitter to apologise to colleagues who lost their jobs saying: “I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.” SINGER Adele revealed on the Graham Norton Show last year that she has nearly got in trouble in the past for drunk-tweeting so her tweets are now checked by her management before they go live. She said: “I mean I’m not a drinker any more, but when Twitter first came out I was, like, drunk tweeting, and nearly put my foot in it quite a few times.” DONALD Trump, right, often leaves us scratching our heads with his Twitter tirades, but one proved particularly cryptic. His tweet, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”, had us all stumped. Was it a typo? A nuclear launch code? A Russian swear word? Trump wasn’t telling. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told journalists, “The President and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.” Twitter said that it briefly suspended actress Rose McGowan’s account in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal last year, not because of her comments about sexual abuse in Hollywood, but because she had included a private telephone number in a post. They later said: “The tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked.” FORMER shadow chancellor and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ed Balls accidentally tweeted his own name on April 28, 2011, when he was shopping in a supermarket and Ed Balls Day was born. The original tweet ended up being shared 103,000 times. Star Wars actor Mark Hamill joined in the fun and Ed replied with “#MayThe BallsBeWithYou.” AT MORE than 190m followers, Katy Perry is currently top of the Twitter tree. Recent pearls of wisdom from the American pop star include “Everything is energy, words are vibrations, remember words are ARE powerful. Change I can’t to I can. I won’t to I will. You can shift that energy my angels.” DEADPOOL star Ryan Reynolds has become famous for his outrageous comedy quips on Twitter. He wrote last year: “I’d walk through fire for my daughter. Well not FIRE, because it’s dangerous. But a super humid room. But not too humid, because my hair.” 8 FOOTBALLER Wayne Rooney took to Twitter in 2011 in response to growing comments about his baldness. The former England star said: “Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not. I’m delighted with the result.” 9 ONE Direction’s Harry Styles is known for keeping it short and sweet when it comes to tweets. He posted just “2016” when it came to New Year’s Eve celebrations. However, that has not stopped him attracting more than 32 million followers. 10 KANYE West, left, posted a flurry of philosophical messages on Twitter earlier this year saying that they form a book he is writing “in real time.” The rapper has said he wants to pen a philosophy book called Break The Simulation and said on Twitter: “No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write. This is not a financial opportunity, this is an innate need to be expressive.”