James Franco Should Have Known Better
It's a good thing we have celebrities to be the trend setters, or else how would we know what the next fad is? Or, in this case, when a fad is over?
James Franco told POLITICO that "social media is over." He went on to say he thought he could do whatever he wanted on Twitter.
"Certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying," added Franco. But someone should have told him a prerequisite for launching a twitter profile is common sense.
Twitter has become a very public space for celebrities to make-up, break-up and get fired. Only a few weeks back, Gilbert Gottfried's humor-less tweets about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan got him axed from Aflac. The comedian was the voice of their mascot — a duck. Now the search is on for a new voice.
Celebrities and companies alike are giving every day Tweeters a lot of lessons on how not to tweet. Clearly, James Franco hasn't been reading the news. In the same vein as Gottfried's blunder, earlier this year, Kenneth Cole's Twitter account attributed the "uproar" in Cairo to the launch of their Spring line. Yikes!
Maybe somebody (publicists, perhaps) need to wrangle these celebrities and give them a Social Media 101 course before letting them install a twitter app on their blackberry.
As for Franco, he's quit tweeting. As of this morning, he is gone from the social network.