5 Epic Celebrity Twitter Feuds

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You’d think with only 140 characters with which to sling your dirt, fighting on Twitter would be limited to minor skirmishes. However, Twitter users have proven that with some creative spelling you can say a lot in those 140 characters. While many celebrity Twitter feuds don’t add up to much, some cause virtual tsunamis all over the Internet. These five epic Twitter feuds may have been short in duration, but folks couldn’t stop tweeting about them.

5 Kim Kardashian vs. Jon Hamm

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Kim Kardashian doesn’t like to be called stupid, even if her behavior and comments sometimes suggest otherwise. Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” sparked her ire when he mentioned her in an interview in British “Elle” magazine in March 2012. According to “US Weekly,” Hamm was quoted in the magazine as saying, “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated.” Kardashian tweeted her thoughts about his comments, sparking a bit of a Twitter storm. Hamm later said his comments were taken out of context, but went on to say that he didn’t regret his words.

4 Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga

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In her 2010 video for the single “Alejandro,” Lady Gaga dons a latex nun costume and wolfs down a cross. According to “Glamour” magazine, Katy Perry wasn’t impressed with what she calls blasphemy, tweeting that using such things as entertainment was “as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.” Despite Perry’s unfair comment about fart jokes, which can be hilarious, Perry’s father is a pastor and she was raised to believe nuns don’t wear latex or gorge on crosses. According to “New York Daily News,” Perry later told a French radio station that her tweets were not “completely” directed at Lady Gaga and her video.

3 Courtney Love vs. The World

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Courtney Love has been accused of libel many times because of her tweets, including those against lawyer Rhonda Holmes, who she hired to help recover money she thought was stolen from her husband’s estate, and designer Dawn Simorangkir, who Love called a “drug-pushing prostitute.” Her feuds with her late husband’s band-mates are more epic, though. In 2012, Love tweeted that she wanted to shoot Dave Grohl because she alleged he tried to seduce her daughter. Grohl reassured the world that her accusations were untrue, and after Frances Bean tweeted that her mother should be banned from Twitter, Love apologized to her daughter.

2 Perez Hilton vs. Will.I.Am and John Mayer

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Perez Hilton is no stranger to Twitter feuds. Possibly the most epic of his many feuds occurred in 2009, when Hilton used derogatory terms to describe Will.I.Am on Twitter. According to “Glamour” magazine, Hilton later tweeted, “I was assaulted by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards.” Both celebrities posted video messages, but it was later determined that a member of Black Eyed Peas’ security team, not Will.I.Am, punched Hilton. The feud later expanded to include John Mayer, who couldn’t resist getting a few digs in at Hilton.

1 Chris Brown vs. Jenny Johnson

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Chris Brown’s 2012 Twitter feud with writer Jenny Johnson showed Brown in all his misspelled glory. It began when Johnson replied to one of Brown’s tweets, where she essentially called him worthless. Brown responded with a barrage of X-rated tweets not suitable for quoting, and Johnson replied by correcting his atrocious spelling. She also referenced his 2009 assault of singer Rihanna. The feud went on and on until Brown went drama queen on his Twitter followers and deleted his account. Any Twitter aficionado will tell you that deleting one’s account in the middle of a battle is an automatic forfeit.

Renee Miller began writing professionally in 2008, contributing to websites and local newspapers. She is co-founder of On Fiction Writing, a website for writers, and she's published a couple of novels. She views humor and sarcasm like she does bacon and chocolate: there's no such thing as too much.

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