I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Twitter is a PR death-trap. While I think it’s a great opportunity to connect with fans, it’s also a great opportunity to ruin your image. Because there’s no middle-man (i.e. a publicist) to control celebrity tweets, stars reveal a damaging amount of information. So far my list of culprits include: LeAnn Rimes
; John Cusack
; Sarah Shahi
; Teri Hatcher
; and now — Mariah Carey. Carey recently posted a picture of her pregnant belly painted as an Easter egg, which is cute in theory, but inappropriate overall. Mariah Carey is a huge star, and the less private she becomes — the more she demeans her professional value.
External Resource: Let’s hope the sonogram technician, isn’t as quick to over-share.
star Sarah Shahi has a thing or two to learn about managing her Hollywood career. She used twitter (also known as the PR death-trap
) to air her anger toward Paris Hilton
, after Hilton cut her off while driving. She wrote, “Paris Hilton — worst driver ever. Almost hit me, then ran a stop sign. What if there was a kid around that corner, you dumb b-tch. Paris Hilton—horrible excuse for a human being. What an irresponsible person…what a lame existence.” First, the only reason Sarah Shahi’s name is in the paper today is because of Paris Hilton, and not Sarah Shahi, which means Shahi should probably send Hilton some flowers to thank her for Shahi’s much-needed attention. Third, if being a bad diver makes you a “horrible person,” then I’m going straight to hell. And lastly, someone is a “horrible human being” in this story, and I’m not sure it’s Paris Hilton.