Social Media: It’s a great place to share fun photos, connect with others and land yourself in hot water with the simple click of a button.
Despite sites such as Twitter and Instagram being great avenues for celebs to connect with fans, millions of followers comes with millions of eyes on you – just ask Lisa Rinna. Lisa recently made a social media blunder when she posted an Instagram story (no longer available) at her giggling at a news story about Ash Wednesday. Rinna caught a news segment on the Catholic tradition of putting ashes on one’s foreheads for Lent, and could be heard laughing. Naturally, this did not go over well with followers and she soon received backlash on Twitter.
Since AllAboutTRH is all about the truth, we reached out to Lisa Rinna directly to clear the air. Lisa immediately admitted it was a mistake and released the following statement:
“I am so sorry to have upset anyone! In my naivete I found it humorous, I had never seen that on TV and I’m so sorry for being disrespectful in that moment. Sometimes I do the dumbest things. I’m so very sorry for my carelessness.”
All religions are unique and have different traditions so I’m glad that Rinna was able to admit that it was in bad taste and disrespectful. Looks like Rinna takes her own advice and ‘owns it’ when she makes a mistake.
The broader discussion of social media came up as we touched on the ugly side of it (specifically Twitter) and how it has escalated. The ladies of RHOBH have been getting nasty tweets this season, some as going so far as to threaten the lives of the ladies along with their families. Lisa spoke out about this stating:
“The hate we are getting as a group on social media is the most disgusting I’ve ever seen and the death threats are beyond horrible.”
This is something we’ve discussed here at AllAboutTRH (for original story click here) and something that Lisa has spoken out on via social media:
I agree that the hate has gotten way out of hand this season and that at the end of this day this is just a show. Using an anonymous name does not give people the right to say whatever they want. While social media can be fun way share opinions, in no way should it be tolerated to threaten anyone. Period. Let’s all think twice before we post!