A Partial List of Some Acts that had Employment Ramifications
Former Playboy playmate Dani Mathers got three years' probation for privacy invasion for her Snapchat post of a naked 70-year-old woman.
Aflac fired the voice of their duck mascot, Gilbert Gottfried, in 2011 for his offensive tweets about the Japanese tsunami.
Patriots cheerleader Caitlyn Davis was kicked off the squad after she posted a photo of her drawing obscenities on an unconscious guy.
Taco Bell Employee Cameron Jankowski posted photos of himself urinating on food while on the job. He was fired.
Kathy Griffin was fired by CNN from its annual New Year's Eve show after she tweeted a video with the bloody head of President Trump.
Alicia Ann Lynch was fired after dressing like a Boston Marathon victim for an office Halloween party barely six months after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack.
Before her first day on the job, Kaitlyn Walls posted to facebook: "I start my new job today, but I absolutely hate working at day care." She was told not to bother to start.
Carly McKinney, a first-year 10th-grade math teacher, was fired after tweeting revealing photos of her smoking pot and bragging about bringing marijuana to school.
Justine Sacco, senior director of corporate communications at IAC was fired after tweeting, "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"
CNN Senior editor Octavia Nasr got fired for praising the leader of Hezbollah, reportedly responsible for the loss of many American lives, on her Twitter account.
Kevin Colvin, intern at Anglo Irish Bank in Boston, e-mailed his boss to say that he'd miss work due to a 'family emergency.' Then he posted a photo of himself dressed as a fairy at a Halloween party - one which he apparently missed work to attend. He was fired.
Information management student Connor Riley tweeted about her job offer, "Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work." The offer was withdrawn.
Scott Bartosiewicz, an employee of New Media Strategies, accidentally posted "I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to f**king drive" to pay. Chrysler Corporation's Twitter account (instead of his own.) He was fired and New Media Strategies lost the Chrysler account.
Movie blogger Devin Faraci for the website Birth.Movies.Death tweeted about Trump's famous "Grab 'em by the p***y" comment, "The most telling thing about the Trump tape? He wasn't talking with his best friends. He was boasting to a TV host." In response, one of Faraci's sexual assault victims responded, "Quick question: do you remember grabbing me by the p***y and bragging to our friends about it, telling them to smell your fingers?" Faraci was forced to resign.
Lindsay posted on facebook, "OMG I HATE MY JOB!! My boss is a total pervy wanker always making me do s**t stuff just to p*ss me off!! Wanker!" He fired her in a comment on her post.
Katie McHugh, a writer for Breitbart News, tweeted, "There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn't live there. #LondonBridge" She was fired.
Central Bucks West High School guidance counselor Marykate Blankenburg's posted on her facebook page, "If my child cannot get to the Eagles game due to protesters, I will personally SHOOT every one of them. You've been warned idiots!!" She was fired.
MSNBC tweeted, "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family." The staff member who tweeted was fired.
Christine Rubino, a math teacher at Brooklyn's PS 203, tweeted, "After today, I'm thinking the beach sounds like a wonderful idea for my 5th graders. I HATE THEIR GUTS! They are all the devils spawn!" She was fired. A judge later reduced her penalty to two years without pay.
Cella, a Texas teenager, tweeted, "Ew I start this f*** a** job tomorrow." Business owner Robert Waple responded, "And no… you don't start the FA job today! I just fired you!"
Roy Egan, O'Hare TSA Agent posted a series of anti-Muslim, anti-gay, racist comments publicly on his facebook page. He was fired.
Scots Guardsman Cameron Reilly, on facebook described London as a "Paki holding cell" and "fantasised about shooting Jews while on duty." He posted Kate Middleton was a "stuck-up cow," adding, "Who really gives a f**k about her?" He was removed from the Royal Wedding duty.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson tweeted gay slurs a Twitter heckler and in the Chiefs' locker room. He was suspended for one game costing him $213,000.
San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie tweeted complaints about his team's food at training camp and was fined $2,500.
Owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban has paid over a millions dollars in fines to the NBA office for criticizing officiating over the years.
After Osama Bin Laden was killed by US troops, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall tweeted, "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side..." and "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style." He lost his endorsement deal with Champion.
Former MLB pitcher and radio producer for KTCK Mike Bacsik he had some drinks at a bar and tweeted during a game, "Congrats to all the dirty mexicans in San Antonio." He was fired.
Jofi Joseph, a senior National Security Council staffer and key member of the Obama White House team negotiating on Iran's nuclear weapons program posted insulting, snarky comments about his colleagues and women from two anonymous accounts. Once he was discovered, he was fired.
In a show spoiler, Nicole Crowther, an extra on Glee, revealed the show's prom king and queen on twitter. The producer tweeted her, "Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create? Hope you're qualified to do something besides work in entertainment." She was fired and has been blackballed from extra casting agencies she worked with.
Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich tweeted about Barron Trump on Inauguration Day, "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter." She was "suspended indefinitely."
Freelance writer for Fandango Peter S. Hall tweeted, "Don't believe the Barron Trump story one bit. That kid doesn't watch the news. Guarantee he spends all day tea bagging people on Xbox Live." Fandango and movies.com immediately terminated their relationship with him.
Frank Samuelson, who coached 10-year-old athletes at the Brookwood Football Association, "I was dining in an Asian buffet today (big surprise), and I heard this morning how Asian students are suppodely so much smarter than American kids. My personal observation is that those fishheads still eat with chopsticks. It took Western ingenuity to invent the fork. I'm just saying. … they ain't that friggin' smart." He was forced to resign.
Columnist for the Age (a Melbourne, Australia newspaper) Catherine Deveny, tweeted, "Rove [McManus] and Tasma look so cute! I hope she doesn't die too," (McManus's wife had died of cancer four years earlier.) She also tweeted, "I so do hope Bindi Irwin gets laid." (Bindi Irvin was 12 years old at the time.) She was fired.
While on vacation, Ashley Payne, an English teacher at Apalachee High School in Winder Georgia, posted a picture to facebook in which she is holding two alcoholic drinks. She posted a status update saying, "Ashley Payne is at Crazy Bitch Bingo with her bitches." She was forced to resign and lost a court case trying to reclaim her job.
Jon-Barrett Ingels, a waiter at Barney Greengrass in Beverly Hills tweeted, "Tues: Jane Adams, star of HBO series 'Hung,' skipped out on a $13.44 check. Her agent called and payed the following day. NO TIP!!!" He now lists his job status as, "Unemployed, thanks to Twitter."
Moments before the Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks in their first-round playoff series, Houston Rockets digital communications manager Chad Shanks tweeted on the Rockets official twitter account, "Shhhhh. Just close your eyes. It will all be over soon," adding a gun emoji pointed at a horse emoji. It WAS all over soon for Shanks. He was fired.
Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner tweeted a sexually explicit photograph of himself a to a woman. When an explicit photo was leaked, Weiner resigned from Congress. Some time later, Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl telling her she made him 'hard,' asking her to dress up in 'school-girl' outfits and pressing her to engage in 'rape fantasies.' He pled out to transferring obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 21-27 months in prison.
North Carolina Domino's Pizza employees Kristy Hammonds and Michael Setzer posted a YouTube video of themselves putting pizza cheese up their noses at work. Both were fired. Setzer entered an Alford plea and was sentenced to probation and ordered not to have contact with Hammonds. Hammonds pled to a lesser charge, "distribution of certain food at Halloween and all other times prohibited." She was sentenced to a 45-day suspended sentence, 18 months probation and 200 hours of community service.
Charlotte, North Carolina Brixx Pizza waitress Ashley Johnson posted on facebook after a couple's three-hour, $5-tip lunch forced her to work an hour past her quitting time: "Thanks for eating at Brixx, you cheap piece of ---- camper." She was fired.
A Thomasboro, North Carolina, elementary teacher listed "teaching chitlins in the ghetto of Charlotte" among her activities and drinking as one of her hobbies on facebook. In her "About Me" section, she wrote: "I am teaching in the most ghetto school in Charlotte." She was fired. A number of other Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers were given unspecified discipline for their social media posts.
Social Development Ministry employee in Australia described herself as a "very expensive paperweight", "highly competent in the art of time wastage, blame-shifting and stationary theft" She listed her favorite quotation as, "hey boss, can I go home sick???"
Peter Vidmar, chef de mission of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, told the Chicago Tribune his opposition to same-sex marriage came from exercising his religious freedom as a Mormon. He was forced to step down.
After Vice President of Uptown Sports Management, Todd Reynolds criticized NHL left-wing Sean Avery's support for same-sex marriage he received a lot of criticism. Sportsnet on-air host Damian Goddard tweeted, "I completely and wholeheartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage." Goddard was fired.
Seven-time sportswriter of the year for the Denver Post, Terry Frei, tweeted, "very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend." He was fired.
Toronto fireman Matt Bowman tweeted, "I'd never let a woman kick my ass. If she tried I'd be like HEY! You get your b***h ass back in the kitchen and make me some pie." He was fired.
Toronto fireman Lawaun Edwards made a tweet that talked of giving a woman a "swat in the back of the head" to "reset the brain." He was suspended.
A photo of an empty trauma room where a patient had been treated after getting hit by a subway train was posted to Instagram by Katie Duke, an emergency room nurse at New York-Presbyterian Hospital with the caption, "Man Vs 6 Train...The After. #lifesaving #EMS #NYC #ER #Nurses #Doctors #nymed #trauma #realLife." She was fired.
Ruthie Robertson, an adjunct professor at BYU, posted her support of transgender people and gay relationships on facebook. BYU terminated her contract.
NYU fellow Nir Rosen tweeted, "Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson [Cooper]," referring to the CBS correspondent's assault while on assignment in Egypt. He stated, "she was probably groped like thousands of other women" and "it would have been funny if it happened to Anderson too." He was forced to resign.
Kendra Holliday, an office worker for a St. Louis non-profit a secret sex blog under a pseudonym, "The Beautiful Kind". When her employer found out, she was fired.