Is there a celebrity these days without a Twitter account? The role of a PR hasn’t become obsolete, but some celebrities take to Twitter every three minutes, broadcasting their thoughts and opinions on pretty much anything (in 160 characters or less). The big difference between Twitter and a well thought-out press release is that celebs (and everyone else) are more prone to making mistakes. Yesterday’s exhibit came from Sunrise’s David Koch, who tweeted something many thought was insensitive to the earthquake disaster in New Zealand.
But offending tweets aren’t always accidental. A lot of the time people hit ‘send’ being fully aware of how their thoughts can be construed by other readers. A series of defamatory tweets landed Courtney Love in a legal case; Josh Thomas let his true feelings about Ruby Rose known after a drunken night out together . . . and today’s example comes from Kanye West, who blasted off a tweet about abortion that many found to be rude and offensive. (Lily Allen, who sadly suffered her second miscarriage late last year, was quick to respond.)
So do you think celebrities should censor their tweets?