List of People Who Got Fired after updating their Facebook Status and Tweeting

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July 14, 2014 2:56 PM EST

1. Justine Sacco, former Public Relation (PR) executive for IAC

  • Her tweet before boarding an international flight to Africa spread like wildfire. Her tweet goes:

"Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" (SOURCE)

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A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer /Files

2. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, voice of Aflac duck

  • He got fired after he tweeted regarding the 2011 tsunami in Japan

"Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them." (SOURCE)

3. Ashley Johnson, a 22-year-old North Carolina waitress

  • She was fired for breaking a rule about disparaging customers when she blasted two customers over Facebook due to a bad tip (SOURCE)

4.  Nicole Crowther, recurring extra on the television program "Glee"

  • She was fired after she tweeted some plot spoilers she heard on set (SOURCE)

5.  Thirteen Virgin Airlines crew members

  • They discussed aspects of their job on Facebook like infestation of cockroaches in cabins, replacement of airplane engines, and insulting passengers (SOURCE)

6. Toronto-based sportscaster Damian Goddard

  • Tweeted about same-sex marriage which goes "I completely and wholeheartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage."


7.  Gabriella Pasqualotto, cheerleader for cricket teams in the Indian Premier League

  • She was fired after sharing details on how cheerleaders were being treated by some cricketers (SOURCE)

8.  Former California Pizza Kitchen Timothy DelaGhetto

  • He got fired after complaining about his uniform.

He tweeted, "@calpizakitchen black button ups are the lamest shit ever!!!"

See his YouTube video       (Source)

9. Alicia Ann Lynch, 22

  • Fired after dressing like a Boston Marathon Bombing victim which she tweeted and posted on Instagram (SOURCE)

10. Jon-Barrett Ingels, waiter at Barney Greengrass in Beverly Hills

  • Get fired after tweeting about Jane Adams, start of HBO's "Hung, who forgot to pay her order worth $13.44 and skipped giving out tip.
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