The block is hot in the twittersphere this week (translation: there have been several celeb’s socially hanging themselves on Twitter).
In a justice therapy session via twitter gone wrong, the one-stop-movie-shop Spike Lee is in all kinds of hot water today. The “Do The Right Thing” Director did the wrong thing by tweeting an address that he thought to be George Zimmerman’s to his 250,000 followers.
OM-Geezy, What? The address did not belong to Zimmerman but it was that of Mr. and Mrs. McClain who are in their 70′s. *mouth all open*
As expected soon after Lee tweeted the address, the McClain’s began receiving threats and had to leave their home. (whoa)
Late last night Spike Lee tweeted an apology ” I deeply apologize to the McClain family for re-tweeting their address. It was a mistake.”
……Uhh Spike, I don’t think the McClain’s, being 70 and all, are on twitter, you should probably give them a call, or buy them a penthouse or something, then send a fruit basket to the penthouse that you brought them. When you put an innocent elderly couple’s life in danger I don’t think saying sorry via twitter is gonna cut it, you know what I mean?
The McCains have since supposedly retained a lawyer… oh my, they may be getting that penthouse after all. *shrug*
The Twittersphere can be a dangerous place for public figures, saying things in person can be denied, but in the TwitterVille once you press the lil’ birdie button, there’s no going back….
Well Spike it looks like theres no way around it, you are wrong for this one. Lucky for you, Lindsay Lohan is off of probation today, and many will be wagering about how long she will be able to stay that way, which will distract most from your blurb. #The-Brighter-Side-Of-Things *cheese*
Tweet Often, Tweet Responsibly……