If social media has shown us anything, it’s that celebrities are people just like us — except they often lack a mental filter and have an exaggerated sense of their own importance, so they tend to say whatever bizarre thing comes into their heads. The result is hours of entertainment to brighten our mundane lives. Here are some of our favorites.
I have a soft spot for celebrities that do their own social media. Everyone is on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook now, but for many of our biggest stars social is just another chore to be farmed out to a PR rep or a personal assistant. That means tons and tons of boring product promotions and bland inspirational tweets with no heart behind them. That’s why I’m partial to celebs who choose to go it alone, presumably against the advice of their management, and handle their social media accounts all on their own.
When it comes to being yourself on social media no one is more themselves than Rihanna. The reason for this, obviously, is that Rihanna is certifiably insane. I expect the reason she hasn’t put out an album in the last two years is because she’s bogged down in approximately 8 million Twitter battles with a variety of media personalities, fellow recording artists, and teenage fans. Riri spares no one when it comes to vicious @ replies. Insult her on Twitter and expect to get burned with some colorful language in return. She’s not even above mocking a teenage fan who tried to pull off one of her iconic looks and failed. The prom-bat incident may not have won Rihanna a commendation from the PTA but it sure made for some entertaining tweets.
I’m up for another baby, as well. Up as in enthusiastic and up as in on my feet and, well, you get it. http://t.co/fgzRhOX7Ds
— AlecBaldwin (@AlecBaldwin) December 7, 2014
You want to follow a brilliantly expressive Twitter account, follow Alec Baldwin. The man wears his emotions on his sleeve and isn’t afraid to call people out for sucking at life. In the same vein, when he’s not pissed, he’s actively tweeting interesting mentions and goings-on in his Hollywood world. It’s an interesting window into a genuine human being who genuinely interacts with his world, both as an actor and as a person. Don’t expect this account to always be around though — more than once, Alec has gotten angry and yanked his account offline. It’s a real hit or miss usually, but lately he seems to be feeling happy and reflective, which, like I mentioned earlier, is also fantastic.
Currently Going Through Customs Even Though I Was Born On This Planet. — Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) November 25, 2014
The day young Jaden Smith signed up for Twitter was a momentous one in the history of Weird Internetting. I mean, what’s with the bizarre attempts at philosophy, Jaden? Why do you capitalize every word, as if each one of your tweets is a potential title for your trippy and very short autobiography? Did you actually argue with the customs officer about your Earthling credentials?? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN, JADEN?
Yule have to excuse me, I had to Takei a second look at a few of these interesting traditional Christmas foods. https://t.co/vFLc4noFR4
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 12, 2014
If you don’t follow George Takei on Twitter, then I am really sorry. Because his Twitter is a gem. A fantastic combination of puns, civil rights advocacy and a generous throwing around of his own catchphrase (oh myyyy!) this Twitter will make your day.
As some of you may know, George Takei is best known for his role on the Original Series of Star Trek. While he tries not to capitalize on that too much (unlike some actors I could mention) he still drops it into tweets every now and then. Usually it’s not intened to be the focus of the tweet, but rather to get the attention of the nerds.
And don’t be that guy going “he probably doesn’t even run his own Twitter!” “He’s old now!” “He was Chekov, right?” Just, just don’t. Jeez, what is wrong with you. Do you go around telling children that Santa is actually their parents too?
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