PHOENIX, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities are oftentimes touchy about their craft – whether they are an actor, musician, comedian or athlete, some can take offense to criticism very easily, and react in an irrational and hostile way. After all, it is not uncommon to turn on the television and to see a celebrity go head-to-head with the paparazzi, calling them foul names and even getting into physical altercations.
Since celebrities have come into the social media realm with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, there have been even more incidences of hostility between celebrities and their "haters." Oftentimes these confrontations come with real-world consequences for the celebrity in question, share the Scottsdale online reputation management experts at JW Maxx Solutions.
The latest instance of social media gone wrong is the recent case surrounding Adam Richman, host of the hit show Man vs Food. After recently losing 60 pounds, the newly healthy Richman posted a weight-loss picture on his Instagram account with the hashtag "#thinspiration."
When one Instagram user ridiculed Richman for using this particular hashtag that has been used on both blogs and on other social media sites for celebrating unhealthy weight loss, Richman went on a tirade. He used several extremely profane terms and even suggested that the user should commit suicide, adding that he would not apologize for the picture that he posted.
Since the comments were made, they have been deleted, but the story has gone viral. The Phoenix online reputation management experts at JW Maxx Solutions reveal that the absolute worst time to reply back to anyone who is talking negatively about a company or person is when that responder is emotional. Because Richman was angry about the comments that he saw, he responded hastily and now there are real consequences, mainly the indefinite holding of his new show that was set to debut today, July 2.
"Where these celebrities fail and never learn their lesson is that what they post online CAN and WILL be used against them," said reputation expert at CEO of JW Maxx Solutions, Walter Halicki. "It blows my mind how many celebrities think that there will be no consequences for their actions online."
The Phoenix online reputation management experts at JW Maxx Solutions always stress that if a person is feeling upset, angry or if they are intoxicated, they need to make sure that they refrain from using social media. Attacking another person online is never a smart idea, and when the aggressor is a well-known celebrity, the consequences can be even more real and devastating.
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