Monthly Archives: October 2016

Celebrity social media mistakes

SOCIAL media can be a celebrity’s best friend … or worst enemy. In 2016, plenty of stars had online gaffes, but here are seven that made headlines:

1. Debra Messing

Debra Messing messed up when she posted a selfie during the UCLA shooting. The actress tweeted the pic along with a caption that read, “HORRENDOUS Watching news about shooting at UCLA with casualties while taking selfie to bring awareness to gun violence.” After being criticised by many, the Will and Grace star issued an apology.

2. Madonna

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Madonna tried to show her support but her effort left some fans feeling offended. The pop superstar posted a meme of herself kissing Britney Spears which read, “Gay or Straight- no hate.”

Some felt the message was inappropriate in the wake of the tragedy.

3. Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton posted a heartfelt message calling for no more violence however her choice of pic caused chaos.

The former The OC actress decried the death of Alton Sterling in a lengthy Instagram message then published a pic of her in a bikini on yacht with her eye closed.

The social media universe unleashed their wrath, slamming the actress for posting the bikini pic alongside the message. Barton did what any star would do in that situation: She pressed delete.

4. Cher

Cher upset her followers when she posted a tweet with a bomb emoji during the airport attack in Turkey in June.

“We all pray for innocent ppl in turkey airport” she wrote with a bomb emoji and an explosion icon. The use of the emojis caused a stir and she apologised for the insensitive tweet.

Connect with anybody during depression

ROBBIE Williams has opened up about how medication helped him through a “troublesome and sad” time.

The Love My Life singer, who has battled addictions to drugs and alcohol in the past, said his demons have “been all right” since he was prescribed a new antidepressant, according to The Sun.

Robbie, 42, told Radio Times: “I had a really weird summer. Just couldn’t connect with anybody, apart from my wife”.

“I didn’t know how to talk to anybody, even people who are with me every day. I was isolated, in my head.”

He continued: “It was troublesome and sad. Then I tried this antidepressant and things have changed. The demons are quiet.”

The star, who married actor Ayda Field in 2010 and shares two kids with her, said he’ll never touch drugs or alcohol again.

He said: “I definitely can’t drink. I definitely can’t do coke. I can’t do ecstasy. And I don’t fancy heroin. Or M-Cat (mephedrone) or ketamine or any of those things.

“But maybe there’s a once-a-year special voucher that I get for good behaviour.

“But not for any of those things. I’ll leave it to your imagination.”

Privacy invasion in body shaming case

A PLAYBOY model who secretly snapped and posted a picture of a 70-year-old naked woman in a Los Angeles gym locker room has pleaded not guilty to an invasion of privacy charge.

Dani Mathers, 29, was arrested for taking the picture at LA Fitness in July, when she spotted an elderly woman whose physique didn’t impress the 2015 Playmate of the Year, TMZ reported.

“If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either,” Mathers posted on Snapchat along with the image.

Ms Mathers, who was not required to attend the misdemeanour court, was represented by defence lawyer Tom Mesereau.

Mr Mesereau entered the “not guilty” plea on her behalf and said his client “very much regrets” what happened.

“She apologised for her behaviour and we’re looking forward to resolving this case in a very fair manner,” he said outside the courtroom.

The 29-year-old faced widespread criticism after posting the picture. She apologised and deleted her social media accounts after the gym reported the posting to police and revoked Ms Mathers’ membership.

If convicted, Ms Mathers could face up to six months in jail and a $1000 fine. A pre-trial hearing was set for December 21.

Detectives began investigating after the LAPD received a report of “illegal distribution” of the image, police Capt. Andrew Neiman said after the photo became public.

“Her behaviour is appalling and puts every member at risk of losing their privacy,” Jill Greuling, an LA Fitness executive vice president, said at the time.

The person in the photo was identified only by her age and it was not clear if she knew she was being photographed.