10 People Who Lost Their Jobs Because of Stupid Tweets

Hyley DiBona became the latest today because of her racist tweets.

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Earlier today a girl named Hyley DiBona took to Twitter in the wake of the Charleston, S.C. shooting to share her (disgusting) thoughts on race. Minimal sleuthing revealed she worked for Regal Cinemas in the Las Vegas area, and Twitter called for her to lose her job. The company soon after issued a statement condemning her actions, but DiBona denied she had been fired. Homegirl has been tweeting defiantly since her initial racist tweets went viral and went as far as sharing her other employer, Hooters, with her critics. She even posted a text supposedly from her general manager assuring her she wouldn't lose her job. 

Her denial is just that, though. Regal issued a second tweet ensuring the public that DiBona or anyone like her would no longer be employed by the company. Here are DiBona's (now-deleted) tweets, followed by Regal's:

Hyley joins a storied history of moronic individuals getting fired for their stupid tweets, ranging from 140 characters of plain irresponsibility to horrible racism. Take a look at some of the people who screwed themselves over with their tweets.

Teenager Complains Before First Day of Work

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Woman Trashes Job Before Accepting Offer

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Date: March 18, 2009

A woman mulling over a job offer from Cisco made things real easy for herself when her potential employer discovered her disparaging Tweet. Another Cisco employee discovered her existential dilemma and let her know he'd pass it onto the hiring manager. She claimed she sent her tweet after already passing up the job, but that sounds like a case of quitting after you've already been fired. 

[via NBC News]

Gilbert Gottfried Jokes About Japan Earthquakes

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Sports Broadcaster Opposed Gay Marriage

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Date: May 11, 2011

Damian Goddard is no longer a host for Canada's Rogers Sportsnet, but he does voice his opposition to gay marriage on Twitter. The broadcaster was fired after agreeing with hockey agent Todd Reynolds, who publically disagreed with Sean Avery's supporting of gay marriage. "I completely and whole-heartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage," Goddard wrote. Shortly after the network released its own statement, saying, "Mr. Goddard was a freelance contractor and in recent weeks it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization." 

Taco Bell Employee Urinates on Food

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PR Executive Makes Racist Tweets Before Flying to Africa

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Obama Aide Fired for Anonymous Account Criticizing White House

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Teacher Posts Lingerie and Weed Photos

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Date: March 22, 2013

Carly McKinney is a very attractive and very stupid former math teacher from Colorado. Local station 9News discovered several half-naked photos of McKinney posted to Twitter, as well as several drug references and a shot of her straight up smoking in her car. She was suspended for several months before finally being fired in March. It's no surprise that her students tried to save her, though. 

[via BuzzFeed​]

Subway Employee Praises Double Police Murder

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Date: May 10, 2015

Sierra “C-Babi” McCurdy lauded the murder of two Mississippi police officers, and Twitter quickly rallied for Subway to fire the sandwich artist. The company replied to a Twitter user and confirmed the employee no longer worked for them. It didn't, however, respond to his request for ham.


[via NY Post

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