Not surprisingly, before Memorial Day Weekend hit, 2011 had already been an eventful year for Twitter, with the social networking site being the hub for controversial statements by designers, musicians, and even the digital headquarters for a revolution in Tunisia. This summer, the momentum didn’t slow down at all. Celebrities of all kinds—athletes, rappers, even Tennis journalists—took to Twitter to vent their frustrations, take pop shots at haters and competitors, and share their contrarian points of view, all of which wound up pissing more than a few people off. As the season draws to a close, we thought it to be the perfect time to reflect on just how crazy the past few months have been with the 25 Most Controversial Tweets of Summer 2011. Read on to see how Twitter captured controversial statements regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden, the Casey Anthony trial, artist beef, and more.

By William E. Ketchum III (@WEKetchum

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