George Zimmermann Was Suspended From Twitter, Joins A Laundry List Of Others In The Dog Pound

For many people, tweeting is a lot like hiking to the top of a remote mountain and shouting into the abyss. You can spew all kinds of profanities (as long as you aren’t impersonating someone else!). Maybe even perform verbal payback on that one kid who called you fat in elementary school. But in recent events, celebrities have been taking that a wee bit too far. Like, kicked-off-the-platform-for-being-huge-buffoons far. On Twitter, you’re “free” to spew mildly xenophobic rants, and you can even peruse through a finely aged selection of oak-barreled porn (Look, search results get weird when you share a name with a Victoria’s Secret model and search yourself, which you do; we all do, don’t lie). But for the love of God, do not do what acquitted murderer George Zimmermann did.

When he announced he was auctioning off the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm gun he used to kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the social media platform did what any sensible social media platform would do: they kicked him all the way off. Because honestly, profiting off the weapon you used to kill an innocent boy is up there with one of the most reprehensible acts I could think of.

Turns out, Zimmerman is seated freshly among some unsavory company — he’s not the first celeb to be booted from Twitter. To refresh your memory, or remind you about the ills of the world, here are some other accounts who’ve been very, very bad.

1. Azalea Banks

She’s never been known for the most graceful social media etiquette, but her recent attacks on Zayne Malik were the last straw. After claiming the 1D-er copied her work interspersed with racist comments, she wrote “Damn Zayn be mood boarding the fuck of out me,“ followed by ”OK little wyt […] kids I def like Zayn and def think he’s a cutie pie” and “curry scented bitch.” How does one ban a human from interacting with other humans, like ever?

2. Miss Puerto Rico

Last year’s Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Velez, handed back her Twitter crown after firing off a series of anti-Muslim tweets directed at filmmaker Michael Moore. Comments like “There’s NO comparison between Jews, Christians & Muslims. Jews nor Christians have terrorizing agendas in their sacred books” provoked the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim. Yikes.

3. Spencer Crittenden

The host of Dungeons & Dragons on Community creator Dan Harmon’s podcast was banned from Twitter briefly after telling numerous proponents of GamerGate to kill themselves. “You fucking idiots are the only ones dumb enough to consider me a comedian. Kill yourself,” he said. Lovely.

4. 50 Cent

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Hate ‘em or love ‘em, rapper Fitty went on a bizarre tirade in 2010 resulting in the suspension of his photo-posting abilities. The culprit? Posts saying stuff like “Y’all like my Kim K burger?” with a photo of the Kardashian with a burger wedged between her tuchus. Sounds like a 4-year-old hijacked his account, more than anything.

5. Adele

She literally does everything better than everyone else, so she gets a pass. Her own manager banned her from using the social media network after consistently drunk tweeting, but now, her posts need approval from at least two people. This proves that, while she may have the voice of if a unicorn had sex with an angel, she can sit with us.