Date: May 3, 2011
You know how sometimes you're outside and someone is having a very loud argument with their significant other and your first thought is, "Yo, nobody wants to see this so please go home" and you cringe? Now imagine that same fight was happening but on the Internet. And not only was it an argument, but it was the worst breakup you never asked to see.
After a year of canoodling and live tweeting their sweet love, Esther Baxter and Joe Budden called it quits and started a massive war of words on Twitter. The fight got ugly immediately—like War of the Roses ugly—and ran full speed into cheating while pregnant territory. Before long graphic photos of a miscarriage, bruise marks, and various other things that really should remain between two people were all over our timelines. A freestyle was recorded and several other skeletons were rocket launched out of the closet.
Twitter quickly realized that we really didn't want to be a part of it. As fun as social media can be, it can get plain old ugly.