The 21st century has brought on a new type of existential stress thanks to the invention of social media. Before Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. were part of our daily lives, no one cared about what a celebrity thought about breakfast burritos. Or if they did, they just wrote fan fiction about it. But now, celebrities can connect with their audience via a picture, or in 140 characters, and some people are great at it. Stars like Conan O’Brien and Kat Dennigs have killer Twitters that perfectly walk the line between connectivity and the veil of curiosity that a celebrity must always have. But some stars can’t handle the format (or the trolls) and have a social media breakdown. Keep scrolling to check out the most notorious public breakdowns ever caught on social media.
Australian model Essena O’Neil came out out as anti social media in late 2015, saying that the entire artifice of a social media celebrity was a bunch of hogwash, and it inspired a ton of social media backlash and debate about whether this was just another public breakdown or if she was speaking the truth. But O'Neil isn’t the only star to have had a nervous breakdown on social media. Everyone from Alec Baldwin, to Applebee's has had a rough night on Twitter, or an Instagram breakdown.To examine some of these cases more in depth, keep reading this list of the most notorious social media breakdowns. And remember to vote up the craziest breakdowns that have ever happened over social media.
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In 2013, when a snarky St. Louis pastor refused to tip a waitress, saying that they "give god 10%" the waitress posted a photo of the receipt to Twitter. Then Applebee's fired her. Unsurprisingly, the Internet freaked out. In less than a week, people were bombarding the Applebee's Facebook page about their mishandling of the situation, and then the person who ran the Facebook page started responding. Not only that, but they were tagging Facebook users, deleting comments, and creating an all around PR nightmare.