Every word that a celebrity tweets is fascinating… even when it isn’t.
Our favorite comedian is having trouble with the kids – hilarious! Our favorite pop star is waiting in line for groceries – tell me more! But sometimes the seemingly mundane information our beloved celebrities tweet goes beyond oversharing and can become a potentially risky info leak.
Here are nine risky overshares from Twitter celebrities.
Don’t Tweet From Bed
I’m not saying pop stars don’t have a right to tweet about being as sick, sad, or lonely as the rest of us; but when you’re a pop icon, there are rules. Like not telling millions of people where you can be found, for instance.
When you’ve got the attention of well over 40 million followers, it’s probably not a good idea to share your semi-conscious altered state. While Gaga might have the security to match even the craziest “monster”, it’s an open invite for anyone to find her at home while she’s laid up.
Sure, an allergic reaction can be a wrecking ball on your favorite recreational activities, but if you’re holed up for a while and your name is Miley Cyrus, you might want to keep that to yourself.
Unless you share Mike Tyson’s preference for feline companionship, I’d keep this information to myself.
Time To Yourself 101: If you really want to enjoy your alone time, don’t tell everyone about it.
This British soap opera star is unfortunate proof that oversharing like this is an open invitation for dangerous break-ins. Shortly after tweeting this, three men armed with a screwdriver and saws broke into her house and robbed her jewelry and phone.
Curb Your Bragging
You’re a Twitter celeb and you live big, but it’s no big deal…or at least it shouldn’t be. This rule applies especially to those of us lacking some of the world-class security systems of Hollywood’s finest.
While most people are thrilled that his modeling career is soaring as high as he is, this is basically a PSA to all burglars that there will be an open house at the Melton estate for at least a month.
Hopefully some of your more criminally-inclined followers don’t know exactly where home is, Trey, because they’ve got a good 7-hour window to get there.
While Kim might not be shy, I don’t think Scott (or Kourtney) would be comfortable having the make of their vehicle in the hands of tailgating paparazzi.
Ok, this is actually more of just a regular brag. But Paris Hilton should probably know better than to let the world know where she’ll be living next—considering her social media-informed robberies were the basis for a recent movie, and all.
Have you noticed any reckless tweets lately? Share them in the comments!
This post was written by Kevin Raposo, a blogger for SimpliSafe. He only ever tweets about planets he’s not on. SimpliSafe Home Security is making its way to the top of its industry.
(Oops image via Shutterstock.)
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