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15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021, 5:29 pm


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Social media is a great way to connect, communicate and share information with people. The advantages of social media are too many to list down. There are some dangers as well. Social media can put you in a world of troubles if you don't use it the right way. Social media can also make people lose their jobs. Want to know how? Read how being too social and stupid got these fifteen people fired from their jobs!
1.High School Principal

North Miami Senior High School principal wrote a public comment (Facebook comment) on the Miami Herald website supporting the actions of Officer David Eric Casebolt, who pulled a gun at a teenage pool party. He wrote, "He [Casebolt] did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions." It was this comment that got him fired. 


High School Principal-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media




2.Brookfield Zoo Employee Fired Over a Racist Tweet

An employee at the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago posted this selfie on Instagram with a racist and dumb message. The zoo authorities were quick to spot the picture and immediately fired the girl. 


Brookfield Zoo Employee Fired Over a Racist Tweet-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



3.Justine Sacco and Her Infamous Aids Tweet

Justine Sacco was global head for communication at IAC before the company sacked her for posting a racist tweet. She tweeted, "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm White!"


Justine Sacco and Her Infamous Aids Tweet-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media





4.Rashard Mendenhall Posted a Different Opinion on Osama Bin Laden

Rashard Mendenhall, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back (RB), posted a strange opinion on Osama Bin Laden. Soon after posting the tweet, he lost his endorsement deals. He later got traded to Arizona but played only for one year.


Rashard Mendenhall Posted a Different Opinion on Osama Bin Laden-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media


Rashard Mendenhall Posted a Different Opinion on Osama Bin Laden-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



5.Sportscaster Lost Job After Tweeting His Stand on Gay Marriage

Popular Canadian sportscaster Damian Goddard tweeted his stand on gay marriage. He even tried and failed to file a petition with Amnesty International, saying the termination was against human rights.


Sportscaster Lost Job After Tweeting His Stand on Gay Marriage-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media


Sportscaster Lost Job After Tweeting His Stand on Gay Marriage-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media





6.Anthony Weiner Lost Congressional Seat and New York Mayoral Bid

Anthony Weiner's 'sexting' scandal rocked the political circles a few years ago. The man admitted to sending lewd pictures and messages to a few women including a 21-year-old student. He lost New York mayoral bid. He resigned from Congress. 


Anthony Weiner Lost Congressional Seat and New York Mayoral Bid-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



7.Stephanie Rice Lost a Lucrative Contract with Jaguar

An Australian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice lost a lucrative contract with luxury car maker Jaguar after she posted an anti-gay tweet. she tweeted "Suck on that faggots!" after Australia's narrow win over South Africa in the Tri-Nations rugby.


Stephanie Rice Lost a Lucrative Contract with Jaguar-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media




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8.Scott Bartosiewicz Fired for Messing up Chrysler's Twitter Page

American car maker Chrysler fired a social media strategist Scott Bartosiewicz for accidentally posting a tweet from the company's Twitter account, thinking it was his own. This guy just lived a social media professional's nightmare!


Scott Bartosiewicz Fired for Messing up Chrysler's Twitter Page-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media


Scott Bartosiewicz Fired for Messing up Chrysler's Twitter Page-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



9.Aflac Fired Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Over Tsunami Jokes

American stand-up comedian and voice artist Gilbert Gottfried got fired by Aflac over his poor and offensive Tsunami jokes. He was the voice of the Aflac Duck. Aflac does 75% of its total business in Japan, so the company didn't waste any time in firing this man. 


Aflac Fired Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Over Tsunami Jokes-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media


Aflac Fired Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Over Tsunami Jokes-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



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10.Glee Producers Fired Nicole Crowther for Tweeting Spoilers

The lady was an extra (background actor) in television series Glee. She had been posting spoilers on her Twitter account. Producers fired her saying, "Hope you're qualified to do something besides work in entertainment."


Glee Producers Fired Nicole Crowther for Tweeting Spoilers-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media


Glee Producers Fired Nicole Crowther for Tweeting Spoilers-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



11.Guy who pissed on customer's food at work

The picture on the right was what Cameron posted to the internet, leaving little chance for common people to know who he was. Later, hacker group Anonymous found out the guy and made his personal details public. No wonder, he got fired immediately. 


Guy who pissed on customer's food at work-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media





12.Carly McKinney, Math Teacher, Fired Over Indecent Tweets

Profession and personal life are two different things. Unfortunately, you can't club those together if you are a teacher. Carly McKinney, a Colorado-based math teacher, got fired by the school for tweeting this picture.


Carly McKinney, Math Teacher, Fired Over Indecent Tweets-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



13.Women Who Dressed Like a Boston Marathon Bombing Victim

Alicia Ann Lynch not only got her employment terminated but also faced big criticism from internet users for dressing as Boston Marathon Bombing victim for Halloween.


Women Who Dressed Like a Boston Marathon Bombing Victim-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media


Women Who Dressed Like a Boston Marathon Bombing Victim-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



14.A Teacher Resigned From Her Job Over A Facebook Pic

Ashley Payne, a high school teacher from Winder, Georgia, was asked to resign or get suspended for posting this photo on the Facebook. Some parent complained to the school board that such images would encourage children to drink! She resigned from the job.


A Teacher Resigned From Her Job Over A Facebook Pic-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media



15.Kimberly Swan Fired After Describing Job as Boring on Facebook

Kimberly Swan, a sixteen-year girl from the UK, got fired after describing the job as boring on Facebook. The employer said, "Her display of disrespect and dissatisfaction undermined the relationship and made it untenable."


Kimberly Swan Fired After Describing Job as Boring on Facebook-15 People Who Got Fired Because Of Social Media


Every year hundreds of people get fired from their company because either they add their boss on Facebook or because they shared something indecent on Facebook or Twitter publicly. Everyone has the freedom of speech but that doesn't mean you have the right to attack on someone's thoughts or freedom. Make sure what you post on social media doesn't get you in trouble in the end because we live in a very easily offended world and Yeah make sure you don't act dumb like these people on twitter as well.



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