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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