Recently, the legendary feud between country singer LeAnn Rimes and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville reached a fever pitch. What can only be described as an acrimonious relationship full of hard feelings after Rimes was caught cheating with Glanville's then husband, actor Eddie Cibrian back in 2009, again escalated to a complete war of words on Twitter after Rimes referred to Glanville's sons with Cibrian as "my boys." This led to a heated exchange not only between the two women, but by their fans as well.
The next few days saw headlines appearing at the speed of light as Glanville made accusations of addiction, unstable behavior, and child endangerment against Rimes. Rimes and Cibrian fired back by making emails to Brandi public, while categorically denying Glanville's accusations, and Brandi responded by releasing her email responses to Eddie. The latest chapter of this saga has Rimes talking to various media outlets, including a special on E!, herself attempting to garner sympathy and set the record straight. This again fueled Brandi's rage as the special featured her sons, who are not able to be filmed on her show.
LeAnn and Brandi might be the celebrities most likely to take to Twitter to air their feud, but they aren't the only ones. Here's a look at a few other celebrities who have had very public beef on the social networking site.
Last May, Pink took to her Twitter feed to denounce the spray painting of horses for a "stupid music video" as she put it. The outspoken animal activist did not mince words about her disdain for such a thing. But it turns out, the video was Selena's. Selena, who has a very popular presence on Twitter, remained silent on the issue, while her fans came out en masse in support of her.
This feud has probably been the most talked about besides LeAnn and Brandi. Earlier this month, comedy writer Jenny Johnson, and R&B singer Chris Brown came to tweet-blows over her typical trolling and poking fun at him over his somewhat unapologetic behavior after assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009. The exchange became so heated, Brown's tweets became violent, and he eventually deactivated his account while his fans continued their barrage of hate-filled tweets towards Johnson. Brown's absence from Twitter wasn't for long, though. A little over a week later he made his return to the site posting what appeared to be a morning after photo of him and Rihanna.
Ricky Gervais vs. Outspoken Christians
If you're one of his Twonks, as the British comedian refers to his followers, then you are very aware of Ricky's stance on religion. A very staunch and outspoken atheist, Gervais has no problem taking on outspoken Christian's who take him to task on his beliefs. While sometimes it dissolves into juvenile insults, Ricky does have a brilliant way of using the attacker's words against them. It doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon, either.
So Brandi and LeAnn aren't the only one's feuding publicly via Twitter. What do you think of celebrities taking their feuds online? Is it a good look, or should some things be left unsaid in a public forum? One thing is for sure, Twitter has added a completely new dimension to celebrity all its own.
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