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.