13 Idiots Who Got Fired Because of Social Media

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These people all got fired because of social media and their obsession with updating the entire world with their antics and thoughts. Good times.

1. @CarlyCrunkBear

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.

2. Taco Bell Guy

Taco Bell Guy
And you thought the Taco Bell breakfast menu was gross! Moral of this story: If you're gonna lick the shells, keep it to yourself.

3. Wendy's Frosty Guy

Wendy's Frosty Guy
Ditto eating straight outta the Frosty machine ... though we can understand being tempted to attempt this.

4. Justine Sacco

Justine Sacco
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.

5. Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried
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.

6. Caitlin Davis

Caitlin Davis
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.

7. Miners Doing the Harlem Shake

Doing the Harlem Shake on the job got these mine workers fired ... dancing out of their mine, you could say. Sorry.

8. Bitter Barista

Bitter Barista
We can't imagine for the life of us why a Seattle coffee company axed this apparently Bitter Barista over his blog by that name.

9. The Applebee's Waitress Who Posted This

The Applebee's Waitress Who Posted This
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.

10. Dayna Morales

Waitress Dayna Morales posted a receipt she allegedly received from a couple chastising her for her gay lifestyle ... only she made the whole thing up!

11. This DTE Energy Company Worker

This DTE Energy Company Worker
Some rants are better off in your head than on your Facebook page, especially if you work for a utility provider.

12. An Unimpressed Palace Guard

An Unimpressed Palace Guard
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.

13. Olivia Sprauer

Olivia Sprauer
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.

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