Social media star Hayes Grier sics army of Twitter followers on US Airways

http://twitter.com/#!/becky_m99/status/516349673737842689

At 14, social media phenomenon Hayes Grier has more than 1.8 million Twitter followers and 3 million subscribers on Vine. What he didn’t have Sunday was a seat on his plane, leading his army of followers to send #usairwayssucks trending.

Hey so Ive been in the BNA airport for 2 hours walk up to my gate and see that @USAirways gave our seats away to people right in front of us

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

Thank you for HORRIBLE service. @USAirways are you gonna give me another auto response?

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

Your employees are rude,disrespectful and act like they hate their job. @USAirways

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

RT for a follow!! #usaairwayssucks

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

Telling me to DM you and then not respond? Wow very professional @USAirways

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

The more you guys tweet #usairwayssucks the more likely it is for me to follow you 😘 goo!

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

I just went on a rage.

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

Woah 😳😂

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

The airport just called me over the intercom. Suspense

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

This is great

— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) September 28, 2014

Grier’s apparently going to leave us in suspense; that was his last tweet on the subject. His followers wanted their promised follows, though, as well as to prove that they had Grier’s back.

#usairwayssucks fuck you

— married to cam (@cashvouge) September 28, 2014

#usairwayssucks thats why i always fly w delta

— bella TYSM HAYES (@snowconegrier) September 28, 2014

#usairwayssucks stop being a pussy and directly contact hayes

— married to cam (@cashvouge) September 28, 2014

#usairwayssucks get your shit together

— THANJ YOU HAYES (@wtfhayesx) September 28, 2014

What a great day to be the social media manager for US Airways.

#usairwayssucks I'm going to America next summer and let's just say, I won't by flying with you.

— KATIE (@katiexespinosa) September 28, 2014

@USAirways never ever fly US airways #usairwayssucks @HayesGrier

— Bella Claire (@BellaBauer13) September 28, 2014

@jordanneumann1 @HayesGrier @chelseaxxx_ HOW COULD YOU DO THAT?! @USAirways YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES #usaairwayssucks

— ∞ B R I A N N E ∞ (@mebrianne) September 28, 2014

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW US AIRWAYS EXISTED UNTIL TODAY ✈️😳✈️😳✈️😳✈️😳✈️😳✈️ #usaairwayssucks #usaairwayssucks @HayesGrier x15

— HAYES PLEASE ♡ (@becausecamm) September 28, 2014

#usaairwayssucks @HayesGrier WE GOT YOUR BACK HAYES #usaairwayssucks @HayesGrier Get better service @HayesGrier X13

— FOLLOW ME HAYES? (@wakinghayes) September 28, 2014

hey guys! hey guys! guess what? US Airways sucks! 😂 #usaairwayssucks @HayesGrier

— Kay Ostberg (@ksostberg) September 28, 2014

#usaairwayssucks YOU GUYS SUCK ASS LET HAYES FLY HES BETTER THAN YOULL EVER BE @HayesGrier #usaairwayssucks x

— daniella (@scutejohnson) September 28, 2014

Grier retweeted that one, so it must be true.

But we could honestly put them out of business we are a pretty powerful fandom 😂 @HayesGrier #usairwayssucks

— taylor/ PLEASE HAYES (@MagicallyCam) September 28, 2014

Um, no.

hayes stop being a god damn pussy and starting a hashtag while throwing a fit bc you didnt get your way #usairwayssucks

— lana (@iIlestcabello) September 28, 2014

#usairwayssucks https://t.co/4UmoTScyuv @HayesGrier making a bunch of 12 year olds annoy an airline, that's cute 😉

— seth bishop (@thesethbishop) September 28, 2014

idfc if its for a hayes follow its rude to tweet shit like this no matter how "sucky" something is. #usairwayssucks

— ♛haylee♛ (@jxstinftaxstin) September 28, 2014

Are you guys seriously going to ruin an airways reputation FOR A FOLLOW???? 😒 Thats low….. #usairwayssucks

— jacobdaily3 (@JacobDaily3) September 28, 2014

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/28/i-went-on-a-rage-social-media-star-hayes-grier-sics-army-of-twitter-followers-on-us-airways/


‘OH MY GOD!’ Did dead giraffe spark Joyce Carol Oates’ most insane tweet yet?

http://twitter.com/#!/OziasMidwinter/status/433581884246085632

Of course, as it was a day ending in “y.” But what sparked that tweet about her latest idiocy? Well, as Twitchy reported, a healthy young giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo was shot to death. Officials said it was to prevent inbreeding and the news sparked a bizarre comedy routine from Axl Rose.

And then this happened:

http://twitter.com/#!/jackstarr1999/status/433302834671386624
http://twitter.com/#!/QuadFins4Fun/status/433333102992044032

No, seriously. She actually did that:

http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/433248848178204672

What in the actual hell? Is she truly that depraved? Dead giraffe and The Holocaust … same diff!

Twitter users swiftly and rightly gave her the business

http://twitter.com/#!/AprilMunroe/status/433342831134916610
http://twitter.com/#!/mze_d/status/433255001541337088
http://twitter.com/#!/presidentjlh/status/433339035939917827
http://twitter.com/#!/lazer_stone/status/433343657505062912

In a nutshell (with emphasis on “nut”):

http://twitter.com/#!/joshuayuburnett/status/433358275615027200

Seriously.

Ms. Oates, please seek help. And put down the Twitter.

http://twitter.com/#!/GrimalkinRN/status/433356664847085569

Heh.

An exit question for the lunatic, Woody Allen-defending Oates:

http://twitter.com/#!/LondonWritersCA/status/433355895787896832

Boom.

Related:

This Axl Rose comedy routine brought to you by a dead giraffe

‘Scum!’ Joyce Carol Oates on Woody Allen allegations: Hey, what’s really important is his art

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/12/oh-my-god-did-dead-giraffe-spark-joyce-carol-oates-most-insane-tweet-yet/


The 2013 Twitchys: Top 20 deleted tweets of the year

twitchys 2013

When politicians, journalists, and celebrities write ill-considered tweets, they often reach for the “delete” button as quickly as they can, hoping to erase the evidence of their foolishness before anyone notices. Unfortunately for them — but fortunately for you! — that trick hardly ever works. Thus, we present the twenty best deleted tweet events of 2013!

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20. In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, actress Kirstie Alley said that white people like to murder black people. Or something.

kirstiealley

“We”? Was Kirstie admitting to some sort of crime? Of course not, but those are the kinds of mistakes one can make when in a hurry to jump aboard a bandwagon.

19. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently called “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson a racist, homophobic “a-hole.” We pointed out the time the Mötley Crüe bassist used the N-word. Oh, and the time he hurled an anti-gay slur. We’re generous like that.  After we published our post, sneaky Sixx quietly deleted his tweets.

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413924928258191360
http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413925720398651392

And the award goes to …

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413930001549905920

Now Sixx is singing a new tune.

18. CBS News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett is not f-ing kidding about your shirty business. In a rare hat trick of deleted tweet, funny typo, and accidental tweeting of DM, Garrett showed Twitter he’s not to be messed with!

http://twitter.com/#!/MajorCBS/status/301006957173673984

17. Whenever there’s an attack on American soil, if there’s any question about the intentions of the attacker, you can be assured that lefties will scramble all over themselves to blame conservatives, and if you’re lucky, the Tea Party. But usually it’s not a U.S. Forest Service PR rep!

http://twitter.com/#!/ForestInsider/status/323927693114609665

You would think that the “Director of Public Affairs for the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service” might be more careful about her relations with the public. But you would be wrong.

16. Graeme Zielinski, communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, has a history of making sensational claims about Gov. Scott Walker. (Correction: He is the former communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.) Last year, he suggested that Walker defended criminals who commit “boy rape.” This year, he took it a step further, making a comparison between the Republican Governor and serial killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer:

http://twitter.com/#!/gjzielinski/status/307527092168433664

It was a tough call, but the honor goes to this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/gjzielinski/status/307529620037713920

15. Like a lot of liberals, the Democratic mayor of New Jersey’s fourth-largest city believes that the problems with HealthCare.gov were caused by Republican shenanigans:

http://twitter.com/#!/MayorBollwage/status/391691820113358849

By the way, what the heck is “robot calling”?

14. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith’s people “confirmed” that shots were fired outside the White House when the real story was that some idiot was throwing firecrackers.

13. “Real journalists” really wanted the story of the Sandy Hook father who was “heckled” by gun rights supporters to be true, even though it definitely was not. Even some lefty outlets like Slate admitted they blew the story. CNN’s Anderson Cooper must have gotten the memo just before he deleted this tweet:

shouted-down

12. Van Jones wants you to know that Fox News is “PATHETIC.” Unfortunately for him, the Photoshop that “proved” his point was a fake.

van-jones-fox-photoshop

11. A former Afghanistan Ambassador falsely accused U.S. soldiers of killing the last lion in Kunar province. Problem is, there are no lions in the wild in Afghanistan, and the photo is fake.

http://twitter.com/#!/AmbassadorJawad/status/415815989725765632

lion-killed

10. Agence France-Presse’s Emal Haidary definitely wasn’t the only one who tweeted out a bogus story about Sarah Palin arriving in South Korea for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, but he may have been the only professional journalist to do so.

She is more confused than I, lools,
Sarah Palin Arrives in South Korea for Mandela Memorial
dailycurrant.com/2013/12/10/sar…— Emal Haidary (@menh0) December 11, 2013

9. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour wished human rights abuser Robert Mugabe a happy birthday:

http://twitter.com/#!/camanpour/status/304707026586570752

How sweet! After deleting her celebratory tweet, and replacing with a more benign recognition of the milestone, she tried to act as if she had been ironically tweeting. Then why delete it, Alanis Morissette?

8. When “Fast and Furious” movie star Paul Walker died last month, Jezebel editor Erin Ryan took the occasion to show everyone just how classy she can be:

http://twitter.com/#!/morninggloria/status/406984650503245824

After doubling down on her hatred and blaming conservatives, she deleted the tweet. But not before we took notice.

7. Given the trash that flows freely out of Sarah Silverman’s gutter mind without apology, it took a lot for her to top herself and tweet something so awful that she was forced to delete it. Oh, here it is:

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahKSilverman/status/350027506272829440

Actually, Gov. Perry had found the word offensive and painted over the epithet. After deleting the three separate times she deceptively insulted Perry, Silverman tried to explain it away by saying the tweets were too negative. That hasn’t stopped her before.

After her pitiful walkback, she was spanked for losing her ongoing fight for laughs.

6. Pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen usually tweets benign inspirational Christian messages, which made this deleted tweet the “best unintentionally awesome tweet ever”:

Either Osteen was radically changing his stance on lust, or he didn’t quite see all the possible hilarious interpretations of his well-meaning message. Since he deleted it, we imagine it was the latter.

5. What’s a list of worst tweeters without the man, the myth, the toupee, the one and only (thank God) Donald Trump? In one little tweet, the Donald embarrassed organizers who invited him to speak at CPAC when he ridiculously announced that Ashley Judd was “going to be a great candidate” for U.S. Senate:

http://twitter.com/#!/realDonaldTrump/status/311471076972580864

He deleted the tweet, and covered by trying to blame Karl Rove. Judd decided not to run, but unfortunately The Donald continues to tweet.

4. We’re not sure what we did to have Britain dump their useless political commentators on our shores, but it sure isn’t helping international relations to have Piers Morgan make bogus claims to satisfy his gun-grabbing gluttony:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379744807167340544

Musket is picking up a sweet 2013 Twitchy award for this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379749140734828545

Morgan was just salivating at the chance to to blame the AR-15 for the Washington Navy Yard shooting, but he had to delete his tweets after he learned that the accused shooter didn’t use an AR-15. Oddly, this tweet is still live:

3. Remember when Rolling Stone magazine insulted everyone by featuring a rock ‘n roll cover of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tzarnaev? Its senior editor thought he’d defuse the situation by making an obscene joke to make light of the furor. Didn’t work:

He deleted the tweet and apologized for the joke, but not for the offensive cover that imagined Tzarnaev as a rock star.

2. Coming in at number two of the top deleted tweets of 2013 is the ridiculously obscene insult blithely tweeted by a foul-mouthed staffer at The Onion against the 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOnion/status/305900584278556672

Wow. You like to be edgy, Onion, but you pirouetted right over the edge on that one, and Twitter was not amused!

1. And now, the number one deleted tweet of 2013 honor goes to … Geraldo “Capone Vault” Rivera! Long before Barack Obama made the selfie devoid of all coolness, Geraldo sent a selfie via Tweet that “launched a thousand breakfasts”:

With just one press of the send button, Geraldo made an entire internet turn in revulsion, and forever lose its innocence. Truly, we will never be the same thanks to the terrible tweeting of that stomach-turning selfie on that day that will live in tweetfamy.

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If your favorite deleted tweet didn’t score a Twitchy award, stay tuned. More awards are on the way.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/27/the-2013-twitchys-top-20-deleted-tweets-of-the-year/


‘What the hell is wrong with you?’ Amb. Power tweet: Evil or stupid?

Arguably the former. You see, this happened:

No, really.

Speechless. Twitter users were not speechless, however, and gave Ambassador Power the business over the baffling tweet about Daniel Pearl, the journalist kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in 2002.


http://twitter.com/#!/llondo/status/437815760958664704

Citizens asked Ambassador Power to explain her disturbing tweet.

Is this how, Ms. Power?

Or this?

It’s not funny, because it could be true.

Disgraceful, yes. But was she evil or just incredibly stupid?

Here are Ms. Power’s other tweets:

They don’t really clear things up, do they?

http://twitter.com/#!/KeatingWoodwork/status/437816070955491328

Yep. The idiocy, it scorches.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/437814728224940032
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/437818150160453632

Comedian Stephen Kruiser may have discovered the cause of her asinine tweet.

And this Twitter user brings it all home with this key exit question to Amb. Power:

Related:

Twitchy coverage of Amb. Samantha Power

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/24/what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you-was-this-samantha-power-baffling-daniel-pearl-tweet-evil-or-stupid/