Celebrities ditch polite rivalry for all out public brawling on social media sites
Toning it down
Lily Allen’s at it again, although she is far tamer than when she first started out in 2007. She took on the then married Ashley and Cheryl Cole, complete with swear words and rude analogies, Katie Hopkins, Katy Perry, Piers Morgan and Azealia Banks. Her recent outburst is directed at Fearne Cotton, who claimed that the singer ignored her at the BRIT music awards earlier this year. Allen tweeted Cotton saying: ‘‘I did not blank you. That is simply not true. I didn’t see you or your husband.’’ As an after thought, the feisty singer then wrote: ‘‘Why couldn’t you just come over and say hi yourself?” And that was the beginning of their fall out. Perhaps Allen was too busy dissing Beyoncé, Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and even Grammy-winning Lorde in her new song, Sheezus.
After the act
While Justin Bieber may have been the ‘victim’ in the dramatic tussle with Orlando Bloom over Miranda Kerr last month, the singer apparently
provoked the actor with a lewd comment about Kerr. So Beiber used the coward’s boxing ring, Instagram, to retaliate, posting a bikini photo of Kerr along with a crying Bloom. Then a host of stars including Arrow actor Stephen Amell, Drake Bell and Jimmy Fallon all tweeted mocking Beiber. But Scandal’s Joshua Malina’s tweet mocked them both: This Justin Bieber/Orlando Bloom thing is the first time I’ve been interested in a featherweight match. While the actual fight wasn’t so bad, the star wars online, seem far for interesting!”
Zayn Malik lost plenty of Israeli fans recently when he tweeted: Free Palestine. The barrage of backlash was so extreme that one even threatened to kill him. But Malik is no stranger to Twitter fights. A few months ago, The Wanted’s Max George got upset when the One Direction singer called him “Chlamydia boy”. The comment got the attention of another The Wanted band member who referenced Malik’s striped hair (saying “Stripes got his knickers in a twist”) which resulted in Malik retorting, “Mate if I had a face like yours my hair would be
the last thing i’d worry about :)”.
A few weeks ago, a distraught Frances Bean Cobain (better known as Kurt Cobain’s daughter) lashed out at singer Lana Del Rey’s “I wish I was
dead already” claim, which came in an interveiw that mentioned Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Bean wrote, “The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticise,” elaborating that she’ll never know her father and that it wasn’t ‘cool’. While Bean advised that Del Rey not waste her talent like her father and Winehouse, the Ultraviolence singer responded saying she didn’t mean to make light of their deaths and that it was the journalist’s fault.
Miley Cyrus decided to stop her tongue wagging for a change and tweet instead. She attacked Katy Perry, who had earlier remarked that she was not pleased that Cyrus tried to kiss her during her Bangerzz tour performance. Taking to Twitter, the controversial singer, wrote: ‘‘Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT been”, referring to infidelity issues in Perry and John Mayer’s relationship.
The Wrecking Ball singer then put up an illustration of the infamous kiss, taunting Perry who calmly ended the feud by simply saying: Oooo gurrrl I’m gonna give you the BIGGEST spanking when I see you in the UK bb”!