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Twitter has swept the nation and some celebs have decided to take their promotion into their own hands and away from gossip and hip hop bloggers. Asher Roth who has a twitter page has recently come under scrutiny for a distasteful joke that he made VIA his twitter page. I could go on and on about how wrong it was for Asher Roth to even attempt to make a comment like the one pictured above, or how its no big deal because he was only joking, and I totally got and understood the joke, however I wont do that because I'm sure that plenty of other people have done it already on thousands of other blogs.

Most celebs have publicists for a reason; they are there to stop celebrities from doing or saying something stupid before they do, as well as being there to help those celebs clean up their messes after they do or say something that they shouldn't have.

Is it a good idea for these celebrities to get on twitter or any other social networking website, or blog and be themselves?

When Solange announced that she was high off of NyQuil (because she was sick) and passed out at an airport the blogs were buzzing about it, and some bloggers called her an attention whore.
When Diddy spoke on his 'Tantric Sex' sessions those remarks ended up on MSNBC.
Now Asher Roth makes a comment stating that he was at a Rutgers game 'chilling with nappy headed hoes' a couple of days ago which clearly upset alot of people.

Are these incidents signs that stars should probably stick to their publicists and public relations people, and continue to allow them to make statements and press releases for them?
Or are they signs that people should stop and remember that these high profile celebrities are ONLY HUMAN?

P.S. - In no way, shape, or form am I, A black woman, condoning what he typed on his twitter page, because it was undoubtedly in poor taste and also very offensive towards African American Women, joke or not.

Posted by Shenda

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Teems said... @ April 26, 2009 at 1:54 AM
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Teems said... @ April 26, 2009 at 1:56 AM

Celebs are in the spotlight and more responsible for their actions because so. I think this is a sign that they need to stick to the basics. They are not "regular" people. Even though twitter is something they can easily manage and be themselves.... But as an artist, being yourself can cost you your fans, image, and career. Its up to them to figure out if their career is worth "saying what they want"

Ńique_ Famous* said... @ April 26, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Okay I get where your coming from, I guess I see why some women of color would get upset, but it can only do to you what you want it to. He didn't twit a picture so the "Nappy Head Hoe's" could of be any race, we just happen to assume their black because of the words use, when in actuality nappy hair comes in all races some more then others. I personally don't entertain comments like that b/c these celebrities want blog post and twits floating around about it, bad or good it gives him publicity, and one thing about American's they always fall into that trap where they spread the news put him in the spotlight, he apologies then everyone forgets about it. Maybe if more and more people started ignoring things like that they would stop, because when people express outrage the celebrities say sorry and keep doing it like a rebellious teenager.

Super Woman said... @ April 26, 2009 at 10:19 PM

@Nique Famous I understand what your saying, but that can be said about any blogger who posts about anything that they found to be offensive, like the whole stimulus and the monkey and obama thing, as well as black people being upset about any racist comment made during this election.

Your not supposed to ignore ignorance, your supposed to correct it.

Honestly, nappy headed hoes was a joke, he was at a rutgers game and thought it was funny....and it wasnt.

However, Don imus was being a racist because those ball players were black with the exception of like 2 or 3 white girls on the team who had blond straight hair and blue eyes. So there really aren't any excuses that can be made for him. Im not here to crucify him or make excuses. Im here to say that stupid things like that COULD hurt a person's career.

Mr. Sykes said... @ April 27, 2009 at 12:26 PM

I think that's just the nature of twitter. you get used to tweeting random things that cross your brain. forgetting that some thought should never leave ones head. Celebrites are no different and I sure Asher Roth is not a races he's just a crazy white that tweeted before he thought.

And I think sometimes we forget that people actually READ what we tweet weather we actually want them to or not

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