Social media is both one of the best and worst parts of modern society. Not only can we keep track of current events online, but we can keep in touch with friends across the world. We share photos, videos, and simple life updates that keep our friends and family in the loop.
But there aren’t only good things on social media, unfortunately. People indeed share a bit too much on social media, and your well-meaning (or perhaps just foolish) posts can backfire. That’s exactly what happened to these people, who were dumb enough to share social media posts online that got them fired. Next time, think before you post.
Head CrossFit trainer Russell Berger was fired after supposedly expressing discrimination against the LGBTQ community. In a Tweet, Berger claimed that celebrating “pride” was a sin and that they were right to cancel the CrossFit affiliate gym in Indiana. That Tweet led to widespread controversy and CrossFit admitted that his comments were insensitive. Some agreed with CrossFit taking a stand, while others complained about the support. Either way, one Tweet led to a whole mess of issues on social media (via Daily Fitness Tip).