Dear Famous People,

Please, for the love of God, STOP using Twitter for your Feedback and/or Q & A. This kind of public campaign rarely ends well. Nearly a year ago Robin Thicke attempted an #AskThicke event on Twitter only to have people grill him about the misogyny in his song lyrics.

But have any of you learned from this? Hell, no! Just a few months later the Twitter-based #CosbyMeme publicity campaign blew up in Bill Cosby’s face when that campaign came at the same time as more women starting coming forward with their claims that Cosby had raped them.

Were the ignoble fates of #AskThicke and #CosbyMeme enough for you to get the message that Twitter is not a great tool for you? Nope. You seem to have this Pollyanna view that what happened to Bill Cosby and Robin Thicke won’t happen to you. That’s the only explanation I can come up with because yesterday writer E.L. James attempted something similar with #AskELJames and the carnage from that disastrous idea is still continuing as of this writing.

Today Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has recently announced his intention to run for President of the United States in 2016, decided to have something similar called #AskBobby. It’s obvious that no one in his campaign had bothered with reading the news because they would’ve learned about what happened to E.L. James yesterday and decide to call the whole thing off. Instead the campaign have gone through with it and, as of this writing, #AskBobby is trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

I’ll admit that I’m getting a good laugh out of all of these Twitter campaigns blowing up in famous people’s faces but, really, you guys need to learn not to use Twitter for any kind of pr event because you and your handlers won’t be able to control the outcome.

Famous People, STOP using Twitter for your public relations/media outreach because you’re doing it all wrong!

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