The 2013 Twitchys: Top 20 deleted tweets of the year

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When politicians, journalists, and celebrities write ill-considered tweets, they often reach for the “delete” button as quickly as they can, hoping to erase the evidence of their foolishness before anyone notices. Unfortunately for them — but fortunately for you! — that trick hardly ever works. Thus, we present the twenty best deleted tweet events of 2013!

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20. In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, actress Kirstie Alley said that white people like to murder black people. Or something.

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“We”? Was Kirstie admitting to some sort of crime? Of course not, but those are the kinds of mistakes one can make when in a hurry to jump aboard a bandwagon.

19. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently called “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson a racist, homophobic “a-hole.” We pointed out the time the Mötley Crüe bassist used the N-word. Oh, and the time he hurled an anti-gay slur. We’re generous like that.  After we published our post, sneaky Sixx quietly deleted his tweets.

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413924928258191360
http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413925720398651392

And the award goes to …

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413930001549905920

Now Sixx is singing a new tune.

18. CBS News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett is not f-ing kidding about your shirty business. In a rare hat trick of deleted tweet, funny typo, and accidental tweeting of DM, Garrett showed Twitter he’s not to be messed with!

http://twitter.com/#!/MajorCBS/status/301006957173673984

17. Whenever there’s an attack on American soil, if there’s any question about the intentions of the attacker, you can be assured that lefties will scramble all over themselves to blame conservatives, and if you’re lucky, the Tea Party. But usually it’s not a U.S. Forest Service PR rep!

http://twitter.com/#!/ForestInsider/status/323927693114609665

You would think that the “Director of Public Affairs for the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service” might be more careful about her relations with the public. But you would be wrong.

16. Graeme Zielinski, communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, has a history of making sensational claims about Gov. Scott Walker. (Correction: He is the former communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.) Last year, he suggested that Walker defended criminals who commit “boy rape.” This year, he took it a step further, making a comparison between the Republican Governor and serial killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer:

http://twitter.com/#!/gjzielinski/status/307527092168433664

It was a tough call, but the honor goes to this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/gjzielinski/status/307529620037713920

15. Like a lot of liberals, the Democratic mayor of New Jersey’s fourth-largest city believes that the problems with HealthCare.gov were caused by Republican shenanigans:

http://twitter.com/#!/MayorBollwage/status/391691820113358849

By the way, what the heck is “robot calling”?

14. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith’s people “confirmed” that shots were fired outside the White House when the real story was that some idiot was throwing firecrackers.

http://twitter.com/#!/ComradeArthur/status/379740878912229376

13. “Real journalists” really wanted the story of the Sandy Hook father who was “heckled” by gun rights supporters to be true, even though it definitely was not. Even some lefty outlets like Slate admitted they blew the story. CNN’s Anderson Cooper must have gotten the memo just before he deleted this tweet:

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12. Van Jones wants you to know that Fox News is “PATHETIC.” Unfortunately for him, the Photoshop that “proved” his point was a fake.

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11. A former Afghanistan Ambassador falsely accused U.S. soldiers of killing the last lion in Kunar province. Problem is, there are no lions in the wild in Afghanistan, and the photo is fake.

http://twitter.com/#!/AmbassadorJawad/status/415815989725765632

lion-killed

10. Agence France-Presse’s Emal Haidary definitely wasn’t the only one who tweeted out a bogus story about Sarah Palin arriving in South Korea for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, but he may have been the only professional journalist to do so.

She is more confused than I, lools,
Sarah Palin Arrives in South Korea for Mandela Memorial
dailycurrant.com/2013/12/10/sar…— Emal Haidary (@menh0) December 11, 2013

9. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour wished human rights abuser Robert Mugabe a happy birthday:

http://twitter.com/#!/camanpour/status/304707026586570752

How sweet! After deleting her celebratory tweet, and replacing with a more benign recognition of the milestone, she tried to act as if she had been ironically tweeting. Then why delete it, Alanis Morissette?

8. When “Fast and Furious” movie star Paul Walker died last month, Jezebel editor Erin Ryan took the occasion to show everyone just how classy she can be:

http://twitter.com/#!/morninggloria/status/406984650503245824

After doubling down on her hatred and blaming conservatives, she deleted the tweet. But not before we took notice.

7. Given the trash that flows freely out of Sarah Silverman’s gutter mind without apology, it took a lot for her to top herself and tweet something so awful that she was forced to delete it. Oh, here it is:

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahKSilverman/status/350027506272829440

Actually, Gov. Perry had found the word offensive and painted over the epithet. After deleting the three separate times she deceptively insulted Perry, Silverman tried to explain it away by saying the tweets were too negative. That hasn’t stopped her before.

After her pitiful walkback, she was spanked for losing her ongoing fight for laughs.

6. Pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen usually tweets benign inspirational Christian messages, which made this deleted tweet the “best unintentionally awesome tweet ever”:

http://twitter.com/#!/DRichInTheHouse/status/396068749280673792

Either Osteen was radically changing his stance on lust, or he didn’t quite see all the possible hilarious interpretations of his well-meaning message. Since he deleted it, we imagine it was the latter.

5. What’s a list of worst tweeters without the man, the myth, the toupee, the one and only (thank God) Donald Trump? In one little tweet, the Donald embarrassed organizers who invited him to speak at CPAC when he ridiculously announced that Ashley Judd was “going to be a great candidate” for U.S. Senate:

http://twitter.com/#!/realDonaldTrump/status/311471076972580864

He deleted the tweet, and covered by trying to blame Karl Rove. Judd decided not to run, but unfortunately The Donald continues to tweet.

4. We’re not sure what we did to have Britain dump their useless political commentators on our shores, but it sure isn’t helping international relations to have Piers Morgan make bogus claims to satisfy his gun-grabbing gluttony:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379744807167340544

Musket is picking up a sweet 2013 Twitchy award for this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379749140734828545

Morgan was just salivating at the chance to to blame the AR-15 for the Washington Navy Yard shooting, but he had to delete his tweets after he learned that the accused shooter didn’t use an AR-15. Oddly, this tweet is still live:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379718609792430080

3. Remember when Rolling Stone magazine insulted everyone by featuring a rock ‘n roll cover of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tzarnaev? Its senior editor thought he’d defuse the situation by making an obscene joke to make light of the furor. Didn’t work:

http://twitter.com/#!/jpodhoretz/status/357657438889062400

He deleted the tweet and apologized for the joke, but not for the offensive cover that imagined Tzarnaev as a rock star.

2. Coming in at number two of the top deleted tweets of 2013 is the ridiculously obscene insult blithely tweeted by a foul-mouthed staffer at The Onion against the 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOnion/status/305900584278556672

Wow. You like to be edgy, Onion, but you pirouetted right over the edge on that one, and Twitter was not amused!

1. And now, the number one deleted tweet of 2013 honor goes to … Geraldo “Capone Vault” Rivera! Long before Barack Obama made the selfie devoid of all coolness, Geraldo sent a selfie via Tweet that “launched a thousand breakfasts”:

http://twitter.com/#!/Bourdain/status/358957639469776896

With just one press of the send button, Geraldo made an entire internet turn in revulsion, and forever lose its innocence. Truly, we will never be the same thanks to the terrible tweeting of that stomach-turning selfie on that day that will live in tweetfamy.

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If your favorite deleted tweet didn’t score a Twitchy award, stay tuned. More awards are on the way.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/27/the-2013-twitchys-top-20-deleted-tweets-of-the-year/

15 Random Celebrities From The 2000s You’ve Already Forgotten About

Be honest, when was the last time you even thought about Ryan Cabrera?

1. Justin “Bobby” Brescia

Biggest claim to fame: Aside from being a prolific philosopher, he also happened to date Audrina on The Hills.

Where is he now? In 2013 Brescia opened a hair salon in Costa Mesa called Brush Your Hair Salon by Justin Bobby Brescia. It has since closed.

2. Cris Judd

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Biggest claim to fame: Before Britney and KFed, the greatest pop star and back-up dancer love story belonged to Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd. The two met in late 2000 on the set of her music video for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and married after a brief one-month engagement. After nine months of marriage the two called it quits in 2002.

Where is he now? Judd, now 45, continues to dance and has since remarried.

3. Willa Ford

Biggest claim to fame: Having a top-40 Billboard single in 2001 with her wannabe-Britney track “I Wanna Be Bad.”

Where is she now? Since then Ford has had roles in a few small films and appeared as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars in 2006.

4. Ryan Cabrera

Getty Images Evan Agostini

Biggest claim to fame: For his hit 2004 single “On the Way Down” (which peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100), and for dating Ashlee Simpson.

Where is he now? Cabrera is still making music, he recently released a new EP — and he’s apparently tamed his hair too.

5. Shaggy

Biggest claim to fame: Having a few minor hits in the ’90s (with singles “Oh Carolina” and “Boombastic”) followed by a couple of huge hits in the early ’00s with singles “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel” off his album Hot Shot.

Where is he now? Shaggy continues to perform and make music.

6. Frankie Delgado

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Biggest claim to fame: Being Brody Jenner’s friend on The Hills.

Where is he now? Delgado is a currently a club promoter, and last year he welcomed his first child with his wife, Shopatrend co-founder Jennifer Acosta.

7. Eamon

Getty Images/ Mark Mainz

Biggest claim to fame: For his 2003 top-20 Billboard hit “Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back).”

Where is he now? In a recent interview, Eamon said he is currently finishing up work on his new album.

8. Brandon Davis

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Biggest claim to fame: Dating Mischa Barton, being friends with Paris Hilton, and calling Lindsay Lohan a “fire crotch” on TMZ.

Where is he now? Davis has kept a lower profile over the last several years. Although last year he — along with his two brothers, Jason and Alexander — was sued over alleged fraudulent money transfers his mother Nancy made to him before filing for bankruptcy.

9. Lady Sovereign

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Biggest claim to fame: For her 2006 single “Love Me or Hate Me.”

Where is she now? Lady Sovereign left her record label, Def Jam, after a dispute and released one more album independently, 2009’s Jigsaw.

10. Bobby Trendy

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Biggest claim to fame: Being Anna Nicole Smith’s interior decorator on The Anna Nicole Smith Show.

Where is he now? Trendy tried to continue to extend his 15 minutes of fame after Anna Nicole’s death in 2007 by appearing on Fox’s Gimme My Reality Show! He is also still an interior designer.

11. Bam Margera

Lee Celano / Getty Images

Biggest claim to fame: Co-starring on MTV’s Jackass (which he also co-created), as well as his own spin-off series Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union.

Where is he now: Margera continues to make personal appearances. He also recently hosted Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show on TBS.

12. Ryan Starr

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Biggest claim to fame: One of the early breakout stars during the first season of American Idol. Starr finished seventh during the competition.

Where is she now? Reportedly troubles with her record label, RCA, “stalled” her singing career. After the show Starr did appear in a few guest-starring roles, most notably on CSI in 2003.

13. Tweet

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Biggest claim to fame: Her Missy Elliott and Timbaland-produced 2002 debut single “Oops (Oh My).”

Where is she now? Tweet recently announced in an interview that she has a signed a new record deal and is re-teaming with Missy Elliott and Timbaland to work on it.

14. Shane West

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Biggest claim to fame: Starring in A Walk to Remember, as well as starring roles on TV’s Once and Again and ER.

Where is he now? West is currently starring on the WGN America series Salem.

15. Sanjaya Malakar

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Biggest claim to fame: Making tween-age girls everywhere* have emotional meltdowns every time he hit the stage to sing on the sixth season of American Idol.

Where is he now? In 2012, the Daily Beast tracked down Malakar, who was living in Queens, New York, and working as a bartender at an East Village bar. He stated that he had been taken advantage of financially by former managers and that he was working on his self-produced debut album.

*OK, so it was just one girl.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/15-random-celebrities-from-the-2000s-youve-already-forgotten