The Best of The Worst People to Follow on Twitter

By Sophia McMeekin - 29 Jul 2013

Twitter's good for a lot of things. Want to watch a big news event go down in real time? Head to Twitter. Want to know if everyone hated Anne Hathaway's Golden Globes dress as much as you did? Hashtag it up on Twitter. Want a steady stream of relevant, witty social commentary about anything that happens, anywhere? Yep, Twitter's it.

But Twitter has a dark, often times hilarious, underbelly. It's immediacy and virality means that certain celebs who, in the past, would have had a PR rep' in their face 24 hours a day making sure they didn't say anything stupid or offensive, can now show their true feelings to the world, anytime they like. And it's really fun to watch.

This is our short-list of the Best of the Worst People to Follow on Twitter, plus, we've also pulled out some of the all-time best, worst tweets from our line up, so you can get a feel for the gold you have been missing out on.


the best of the worst people to follow on twitter

This one's a doozy. Amanda Bynes' quite public meltdown (whose trajectory has been largely tracked by her tweets, and that time she turned up to the gym with no pants on) has prompted announcements of public concern, and a lot of conspiracy theories. Has the tween star had her Twitter hacked (not likely), is she pulling a Joaquin Phoenix and going fake crazy for the media attention (possible, but, damn, girlfriend is dedicated), or, has she had a bona-fide meltdown, and we're seeing the bizarre, sad results, 140 characters at a time? It's looking plausible.\\

Here's an example of the kind of tweet you can expect if you get in her bad books (bad luck @Rihanna):
best of the worst follow on twitter


Best/Worst tweets @AmandaBynes:

'I Want A Million Dollars A Year For Illegally Having My Mind Read And Privacy Stolen.

'If I'm not following you on twitter, I hate you'

'You are you who date'

'My dad is as ugly as RuPaul! So thankful I look nothing like you both! I had nose surgery after my mug shots so my nose and I are gorgeous!'


Best of the worst to follow on twitter

Rob Delaney is a comedian whose popularity can largely be attributed to his near perfect use of tweets to be both disgusting, and very, very funny, all in one sentence. While most of his tweets are too gross and bizarre to repeat, here on TUL, he certainly adds some spice to your Twitter roll.

Best/worst tweets:

'Disappointed Obama didn't halt global warming? Then you should definitely punish him by giving Paul Ryan the keys to your daughter's uterus.'

'When I see an older guy in better shape than me, I make up excuses like "But he's probably an absent father" or "He just got out of prison."


the best of the worst people to follow on twitter

She needs no introduction. And her Twitter is the bizarre collection of thoughts you would expect.

Best/worst tweet:

'A waitress just hit me -- punched me for no reason.'



Ellis has always been a bit of a showman, and loves to push his cynical dead-on-the-inside persona into the public sphere. And he's found his perfect sounding board in Twitter. He's gone on rampages denouncing David Foster Wallace, JD Salinger, and, worst of all, publicly agreed with Paris Hilton.
best worst follow on twitter

Best/worst tweet:

'I want popcorn banned from movie theatres'

That's just sick, Bret.


best of the worst follow on twitter

Despite his lack of grammar (or maybe because of it), Snoop is utilising the Twitter-sphere like a pro', building an honest relationship with his fans with his endearing one-liners.

Best/worst tweets:

'because doggs make tha world a better place! YaDigg!'

'Grammy weekend was poppn. My bad for not hitn up my twitts.'


the best of the worst people to follow on twitter

Mariah tweets the kind of saccharine, selfie-riddled garbage that's really fun to laugh at.

'Thank you so much for all the comments about Hero. Grateful to spend the fourth of July in unity. Feels #Beautiful'



best of the worst follow on twitter

Is there anything Martha doesn't dominate at? Her tweets are kind of bossy. Which is no big surprise. She also has a chow called Ghengis Khan who makes regular appearances. 

Best/worst tweet;

'Ryan seacrest is on instagram right now kissing my dog ghenghis khan-champion chow chow! Ryan did you know my dog?????'



the best of the worst people to follow on twitter

Lynch's tweets are as trippy as his movies. Like a Twin Peaks marathon, once you start staring, you have to know what kookiness is coming up next.

Best/worst Tweet: 

'Dear Twitter Friends, the happy squirrels are running fast and free.'

Know any other great Tweeters we've missed from the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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