Whether you love it or hate it, Twitter is an extremely powerful tool on the internet that has the potential to connect everyone. But still, some people are not privy to the power this social media platform has. If you are upset at something, feel like having an outburst, or want to share your extremely controversial view, its best to not do it over social media. Well, these next 10 people didn’t follow that advice and when their employers caught wind of their tweets, they were fired. Read on and learn about 10 people who got canned because of their tweets.
10. Catherine Deveny
Deveny is an Australian stand-up comedian and comedy writer. She used to work as a regular columnist for The Age newspaper, but judging from her appearance on this list, I’m sure you know what happened to her. In 2010, during the Logies Award ceremony (think the Australian version of the Emmys) she posted a series of extremely tasteless tweets. These tweets included a comment about the underage Bindi Irwin needing to get laid and an extremely distasteful post that centered on Rove McManus’s first wife who passed away due to having breast cancer. In a shock to no one, Deveny was fired as numerous people showed outrage over her posts, whether they were meant as jokes or not.