By Emmagayle Harper
Everyone makes a Twitter faux pas every now and again or an Instagram boo-boo like drunk Tweeting or sliding into someone’s DM’s.
Errors such as these though are much more under the spotlight when it comes to celebrities.
Last week, ‘On the Basis of Sex’ start, Armie Hammer was trending on Twitter because of screenshots of DMs allegedly from the star going into some bizarre sexual interests.
Neither the 34 year old or his publicist has made a statement about these posts, but for a while, he was trending for quite a bit.
Nor have they came out to say they are fake which they could be…you never know with social media.
Here are five other celebrities who wished they weren’t trending for all of the wrong reasons…
Back in 2014 the internet was taken aback when a 17-year-old Lucy Clode from Dollar, Clackmannanshire posted screenshots of an alleged flirty Instagram interaction with actor James Franco who at the time was 35.
During a trip to New York with her mum Lucy met Franco outside a theatre and snapped a selfie with the star.
In a now removed Instagram video that captured this moment shows the Disaster Artist star tell her “You gotta tag me.”
Later Franco followed the Scots teen back on Instagram and the pair allegedly began to message back and forth.
In these messages Franco asks her how long she will be in New York, if she has a boyfriend and where in the city she is staying.
She then tells him that she is in the city for a holiday as an early 18th birthday present and that she is staying with her mum.
The star then apparently asks her for her phone number and if he should rent a room. In response Lucy then says, “April fools was an hour ago though…”.
To prove it really is him, Franco then apparently sends two selfies one of which he is holding up a piece of paper with Lucy’s name written on it.
This is where the interaction then ends.
Franco later went on Live with Kelly and Michael and told the interviewers he was embarrassed and “I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson.”
In 2017 an Instagram post from a Georgia gym caught the eye of Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
The post, which was a boomerang of then 22-year-old Jessica Gober grinning and promoting an energy drink for the gym which she worked at, must have made quite an impression on the YouTube turned pop sensation Bieber as he then messaged the gym asking “Who is that girl? in your latest post”.
When Gober caught wind of this from her work she immediately took to Twitter posting screenshots of the DM captioned: “Did this actually just happen… lmao Justin Bieber just messaged the gym that I work at and asked who I was hahahaha WTF”.
And who can blame her, it’s not everyday a pop star slides into the DM’s.
Adult film star Mia Khalifa during a radio interview alleged that back in 2015 that a celebrity who’s name rhymes with ‘Rake’ sent her some pretty raunchy photographs of themselves in her DM’s on Instagram.
It wasn’t long until the internet put two and two together and the Canadian rapper Drake began trending all over social media for his apparent part in the scandal.
Khalifa told CBS Miami 560 WQAM at the time “It was flattering but his intentions were clear. It was just so cringeworthy.”
Former Disney star Bella Thorne has had more than her fair share of scandals since cutting her ties with the globally known family friendly brand.
In 2017 the former Shake It Up star was alleged to have attempted to slide into the inbox of fellow Disney star Cole Sprouse of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody fame by replying to a series of his photos simply saying “WoW”.
Ms Thorne was left red faced when it turned out that the account she had been messaging was not Cole Sprouse’s account, but a fan account.
It’s often embarrassing in itself trying to shoot your shot and flirt with someone publicly on social media but imagine how much more mortifying that would be if your significant other caught you and called you out for everyone to see.
Actor Mike Epps knows this feeling all too well.
It’s after he engaged in a Twitter conversation with a woman in 2015, where he asked her if she had Instagram and to DM him.
All the while the Next Day star’s wife was watching this exchange and simply replied to the thread with a pair of staring eyes emoji.
And it seems words may have been exchanged between the couple as the woman later tweeted a screenshot showing that Mr Epps had blocked her account.