Carly "@CarlyCrunkBear" McKinney, whose handle says it all really, was a 10th grade math teacher who often posted images like this on Twitter. Her employers were not happy and placed her on administrative leave. Her students thought she was pretty awesome, and protested to get her back. To no avail. She was fired in the end.
Justine Sacco was axed from her PR job in 2013 for racist Tweets she fired off about AIDS during a trip to Africa. “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” she wrote. The firestorm erupted immediately and before her flight even landed, she'd gotten the chop.
Gilbert Gottfried was canned as the voice of the AFLAC duck after Tweeting a series of jokes regarding Japanese tsunami victims. How bad were his jokes? The insurance giant canned Gottfried within the same day.
Former Patriots cheerleader Caitlin Davis was released after Facebook photos showed the Sharpie-packing pompom queen posing over a passed-out pal with naughty words, pictures and two swastikas all over him. The words "penis" and "I'm a Jew" were visible. Classy.
The true idiot here is the person who wrote the note, but it's still a cautionary tale. An Applebee's waitress who was stiffed by a pastor via this receipt and posted it on Reddit actually got fired by the chain for sharing it.
A Buckingham Palace guard Tweeted this about Kate Middleton:
"hur and william drove past me on friday n all a got was a shitty wave while she looked the opposite way from me, stupid stuck up cow am a not good enough for them! posh bitch am totally with u on this 1 who reely gives a f*** about hur!"
We don't know if these comments ever got back to hur, but he got the pink slip.
Olivia Sprauer taught English at Martin County High School in Florida and modeled on the side under the name Victoria Valentine James. Her school didn't think that side job or the social media attention it got was as cool as her male students did.