ICYMI, Melissa Joan Hart recently received serious heat for an insensitive Instagram post complaining that Hurricane Maria ruined her family vacation. People shot back, saying that she should be concerned with the people whose lives and homes are at risk, rather than focusing solely on her trip. She removed the post.But though Hart's blunder is certainly ouch-inducing, it's not the only celeb social media fail. Here are a few other cringe-worthy social media moments.
Though Hart's blunder is certainly ouch-inducing, it's not the only celeb social media fail. Here are a few other cringe-worthy social media moments.
That time when Scott Disick revealed he might not actually love the brands he works with as much as he claims to
In which Scott Disick copied and pasted the email from the skinny tea marketing team onto his Instagram caption
We hate to break it to you, but if you thought that Scott Disick REALLY loves his fit tea or his watch or whatever it is he's endorsing this week, that might not actually be the case. He spilled the beans when he pasted this caption under an image, but forgot to delete the instructions from the marketing person telling him what to say. Whooooops!
The time Oprah talked about how much she loved Surface tablets....from her iPad
Oprah really loves Microsoft Surface tablets! Oh, wait, except if you check the fine print, you can tell that her tweet about how much she loves the gadget was put together using "Twitter for iPad." Yikes.
The time Rita Ora said she'd release new music if her tweet got 100,000 retweets....and it didn't
She then claimed the tweet wasn't actually written by her, but rather by a hacker. Sure, Rita, sure...Hey, there's no shame. We've all posted something that got way less love than we expected. It's embarrassing! We get it!
By the way my Twitter got hacked somebody is threatening to release new music I've worked really hard on. Nothing comes out until I'm ready.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) October 31, 2014
Khloe Kardashian's Photoshop fail
Khloe Kardashian is in killer shape, but she had an Instagram embarrassment when she tried to edit her thighs and ended up editing the door behind her too. While Koko looked great in the picture, her followers immediately noticed that the background of the image was warped, and called her on her subpar photo editing skills.
Zac Efron's odd Martin Luther King Jr. Day pairing
Zac Efron took the time to acknowledge the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but did so in very poor taste. He acknowledged the important civil rights leader but did it in the same tweet in which he thanked his millions of Instagram followers. Needless to say, those followers instantly called him out on the odd messaging.
gotcha but if u had 2 pick 1... “@ZacEfron: I'm grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million followers on IG ☝????✊????"
— Pillar Point (@Pillar_Point) January 19, 2016
When Armani schooled Kim Kardashian on Twitter
Kim Kardashian was upset that Armani stopped selling a foundation she loves, so she took to Twitter to complain about it. The brand responded, and also gave her a little fact checking while they were at it.
@KimKardashian Dear Kim - let us know which one you need and we'll send it to you. And Mr. Armani's first name is Giorgio.
— Giorgio Armani (@giorgioarmani) June 15, 2015
These celebs remind us of a lesson we could all stand to keep in mind: you can delete a social media post, but it never fully goes away. Proceed with caution.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.