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NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne Becomes Latest in a Long Line of Celebrity Tweet Blunders: Fan’s Look
Uh oh. Another NASCAR driver made some offensive comments. It's certainly nothing unusual this year, or in most years in the world of NASCAR. This time the offending words were posted on Twitter, which has become a breeding ground for some of the biggest celebrity mistakes this year as well.
It was NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Kasey Kahne, who sent out a pretty nasty message over Twitter waves this week. The 31-year-old saw a mother breast feeding her baby at a supermarket and was apparently grossed out over the experience.
Kahne called the event "nasty" and said he didn't "feel like shopping any more or eating." And he didn't stop there. After a woman responded to the post saying, "'I hope someday you have a kid and someone tells your wife that feeding your child looks nasty," the driver called her a "dumb (expletive)."
Of course Kahne's sponsors stated the comments are in no way reflected by their own businesses, and Kahne semi-apologized for the incident and deleted the offending tweets, but many of his fans are attacking the woman for having the "audacity to speak up," and were angry at her for supposedly ruining Kahne's reputation, telling her to shut up. Somehow I think Kahne would be the own cause of any damage to his reputation, but that's just me.
One man even told the woman he hoped her kids would die. I hope the incident prompts Kahne, and other well-known people to think a little bit before posting anything that will be seen by millions of people. Not only is he not doing his image or NASCAR any favors, he's bringing some pretty scary characters out of the woodwork.
While Kahne's posts are anything but funny, actor Charlie Sheen accidentally sent his phone number to five million Twitter followers a few weeks ago. His error, fortunately, only came back to hurt himself, but only just a little, and the troubled celebrity had a pretty good sense of humor about it too. He began answering his phone with some of his famous "Two and a Half Men" lines before changing the number.
Possibly the most hilarious Twitter blunder in history belongs to former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Weiner tweeted a picture of, well, his own "weiner," to a woman. At first he tried to lie about the incident, but it was impossible to deny that he was literally caught with his pants down. It just doesn't get much better than that.
K.C. Dermody grew up watching auto racing at the old Baylands Raceway in Fremont, California, and has been a fan ever since.
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