Celebrity Names You’re Definitely Spelling Wrong

Over the years, notable figures in film, TV, music, and sports have come out via magazine covers, lengthy interviews, songs, and speeches to reveal their sexuality to the public. We’re remembering some of the most notable celebrity coming out moments. 2013: Raven-Symone came out on Twitter after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Former childhood star Raven-Symone tookto Twitter to express her feelings over the Supreme Court’s ruling, saying,”I can finally get married. Yay government! So proud of you!” She later clarified her tweet to E! News , saying, “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.” 2013: NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American professional sport to come out. In the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins admitted he was gay , saying “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” Fellow NBA players voiced their support, including Kobe Bryant who tweeted , “Proud of @ jasoncollins34 . Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others.” 2013: Jodie Foster came out in her speech at the Golden Globe Awards.

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Busy Philipps Gali-fia-nakis (Bonus: sounds like Gali-fi-nakis). Dan Aykroyd Not to be confused with Nicole. Jef Holm One F is enough, thanks. Courteney Cox I’ll have a cougar with a side of E. Avril Lavigne Man-ga-niello (Bonus: sounds like Man-gi-nello). Kristin Cavallari A lot of alliteration with this one. Arnold Schwarzenegger Remember Busy Philipps? Ryan sees her L, then raises her one. Barbra Streisand Don’t forget the E, though it’s pronounced just like Lord. Nicolas Cage Double the X, double the fun. Amanda Seyfried Qu-ven-zhane (Bonus: sounds like Kwa-van-je-nay). Will Ferrell Two Rs, two Ls, two Es. Not to be confused with Colin Farrell. Saoirse Ronan Sa-oir-se (Bonus: sounds like Seer-sha).

Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out

Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out image Justin Bieber Mothers

Are Celebrities Selling Out? A Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 recently highlighted how celebrities tweeted for cash, and it seems that no one was surprised or shocked by this revelation. Many twitter users were aware of the practice and thought it naive to think that celebrities were not getting paid for their participation in tweet advertising. Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out It seems that although celebrities are breaking ASA rules, tweeters are now savvy enough to realise that the tweet is not always a celebs own opinion. However, even when celebs use the #ad it can sometimes receive negative reactions from their followers. A recent example is that of Kate Thornton whose advert for Weetabix received a cold reception by her followers. Many stated they would unfollow the star and said it was shameful of her. Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out Tweets which break FTC and ASA rules Kates tweet abides to the ASA and FTC guidelines on social media advertising. However, there are many celebrities who are breaking the rules on Twitter. Wayne Rooney was reprimanded for tweets about the sporting brand Nike last year, and was recently brought in front of the watchdog again due to the unclear nature of the marketing tweet . Wayne has now started to use the approved hashtag. Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out Justin Biebers tweet about the flower delivery company 1-800-flowers demonstrates the power that celebrity tweets can have to help raise awareness of the brand. Having been retweeted 75k times and become a favorite to 51k users, the post gained a vast amount of impressions. Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out Celebrity Twitter Ads: Regulations, Allegations and Selling Out Yet there is no mention that Justin endorses the brand and it seems many of Justins young fan base are unaware that the tweet had been constructed as part of a marketing campaign for Mothers Day. The area of social media regulation will always be one that is hard to enforce.