Twitter wars have become the preferred outlet for celebs to attack each other or throw accusations that may or may not be valid. But when does the name calling and pettiness become humorless and borderline juvenile?
This past weekend, The View co-host Sherri Shepherd and her hubby Lamar “Sal’ Sally attended a party in New Jersey, and predictably one of the ladies from the BRAVO hit Real Housewives of New Jersey, was also in attendance, and apparently all hell broke loose.
The incident inspired Shepherd to vent on Twitter; “Why am I at a party in Jersey with Sal & one of the New Jersey Housewives gets into an altercation w someone! This is surreal & a #hotmess.”
Unfortunately in her haste to call out the drama queen of the night she threw sticks and stones at the wrong housewife. And she was forced to issue an apology; “Apology to @Teresa_Giudice … thought you were at the party. I swear you got a doppleganger [sic]! Just as well – the drama didn’t involve you!”
The drama actually involved Giudice’s estanged sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, who got into a heated argument with a group of other party revelers who accused the Jersey Housewife of spreading false rumors.
It was nice of Shepherd to immediately retract her first statement about the chaotic scene and apologize, but it also sheds some light on the fact that sometimes Twittering away without practicing caution can create a ripple effect that could produce unnecessary repercussions. It can be mind boggling to witness grown adults battling it out on a social network platform like restless teenagers with no regard for how immature they appear.
It’s time to realize that not everything is Twitter-worthy and sometimes it is best to casually discuss and let it pass without announcing it to the entire world.