Remember when most celebrity beefs used to be kept between the involved parties? Not in the era of social media ― now, thanks to Twitter, the world can watch as famous people feud in 140 characters or less.
Recently, our two favorite UK boy bands exchanged several back-and-forth barbs (including 1D’s Zayn dubbing rival Max “chlamydia boy”) and a certain bad boy with anger management issues deleted his Twitter account after a crude misogynistic tirade against a TV writer/producer.
Since these things tend to be the technological equivalent of a boxing match, it got us thinking about some of our other favorite Twitterfights (yep, we just made that one word) ― and, more importantly, who won.
Round One: Jenny replies to Chris’ photo, unprovoked, describing him as a “worthless piece of s---.”
Round Two: Chris responds with a crude comment about Jenny performing oral sex on him, calling her a “hoe.”
Best Move: Jenny corrects Chris’ spelling of “ho.”
Worst Move: Surprise, surprise. Breezy: “mom says hello… She told me not to shart in ur mouth, wanted me to s--- right on the retina.”
Knockout: Jenny may have started the fight, but Chris quickly revealed his true juvenile colors, making comments that would be best left in a junior high school locker room. Also telling: which of these two is still on Twitter? Count us on Team Jenny all the way.
Round One: Ciara appeared on Fashion Police, claiming a recent run-in with Ri Ri “wasn’t the nicest.”
Round Two: Rihanna fires back on Twitter: “My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme.”
Best Move: Rihanna: “U gangsta huh?Haaa…Good luck with bookin that stage u speak of.” Way to call out the fact that Rihanna is approximately 40 million times more popular than Ciara.
Worst Move: Rihanna’s out-of-nowhere Twitter apology: “Ciara baby, I love u girl! U hurt my feelings real bad on TV! I’m heartbroken! That’s y I retaliated this way! So sorry! #letsmakeup.” It’s hard to tell if it was even sincere, but it sure did nip an entertaining cyber-catfight in the bud too soon.
Knockout: No contest ― Rihanna had all the power here.
Round One: M.I.A. accuses Anderson of calling her a “terrorist.”
Round Two: Anderson claims he has no idea what she’s talking about.
Best Move: Anderson: “I don't even know who you are other than the lady who sang at Super Bowl.” (But did he really never get down to “Paper Planes” at the club?)
Worst Move: Everything M.I.A. said was incoherent ― and as it turns out, she was complaining about an article that had been written by someone else, linked to on Anderson’s show.
Knockout: Anderson FTW.
Round One: Chelsea joked: “I heard Nick Cannon is starting a comedy tour. Who’s going to do the comedy?”
Round Two: Nick launched a series of angry tweets against the talk show host.
Best Move: Chelsea’s original joke was pretty apt (and funny).
Worst Move: Nick tweeted that Chelsea slept with the president of E! to get her show and she “looks like she got hit in the face with a bag of hot nickels.”
Knockout: Nick’s insults proved that he's probably not funny enough to deserve a comedy show after all. They were more cruel than amusing. Chelsea wins!
Round One: Zayn replied to Max's photo, in which he called himself a "geek": “The first step is totally acceptance. #geekoftheweek. You display just how much of a wannabe you are. : )”
Round Two: Max shot back, “That’s not very nice, @ZaynMalik. I was just starting to like you and your RnB songs, too.”
Best Move: Zayn's "chlamydia boy" comment is a nice zinger.
Worst Move: Zayn again: "Mate, if I had a face like yours, my hair would be the last thing I would worry about. : )" A "your face" joke, really? Vocal talent aside, clearly all of these guys have had success because they're pretty.
Knockout: Basically a tie. The joshing seems to be mostly good-natured, and neither band stooped lower or took a higher road than the other.
Which feud is your favorite? Tell us below!
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