I spend a lot of time on twitter. I follow maybe 280 people. Some are celebrities but a lot I know in reality. Out of the celebrities that I follow, I do tweet to some when they ask a question or if they say something interesting. If I find that a celebrity doesn’t have anything interesting to say, then I’m quick to un-follow. I mostly tweet about music so of the rappers/singers that I do mention I usually use their twitter handle. (looking through my list) Here is a list of celebrities that I follow:
- Talib Kweli
- Janelle Monae
- Vivian Green
- James Harden
- Jeff Green
- Rudy Gay
- Lupe Fiasco
- Naledge (Kidz in the Hall)
- Chad Ochocinco
- J Cole
- Dwight Howard
- Chuck Inglish (The Cool Kids)
- Kevin Durant
- Marsha Ambrosius
- Keri Hilson
With that said there are numerous celebrities that I used to follow and for one reason or another (probably because they’re a lot dumber than I thought they were) I stopped following them:
- Reagan Gomez
- Tia Mowry
- Trey Songz
- Pusha T
What really grinds my gears when it comes to some of my followers and celebrities is when they transcend the line between fan and twitter groupie. What defines a twitter groupie you ask? This isn’t exactly a science but in fact just my opinion.
-If you tweet to a celebrity more than 6 times a day or 42 times a week (and they never tweet you back), then you might be a twitter groupie.
-If more than 40% of your follow list consists of celebrities you might be a twitter groupie.
-If you genuinely get upset or jealous when you see someone else tweets to your favorite celebrity then you might be a twitter groupie.
-If you send pictures of yourself in compromising positions to celebrities then you might be a twitter groupie.
The hypocrisy that occurs when it comes to groupies is hilarious to me. Especially on Sundays. During “Basketball Wives”, it’s interesting to see the amount of shade that gets thrown the way of the women on the show for
having relations with NBA players. Some of these same women who bash the “Basketball Wives” will turn around and e-throw their panties at Trey Songz or tell Keri Hilson that they want to Slow Dance
with her (yes Twitter groupies can be men as well).
Its actually sad and pathetic when you see a person tweet to a certain celebrity time and time again, day after day in the hopes that they might recognize them and tweet back. Some celebrities have upwards of hundreds of thousands of followers. I have about 450 and even I miss @ replies sometimes. I can imagine how many someone like Fabolous gets every couple of minutes.
I wrote all this to say that a twitter groupie can be just as bad as regular groupie. Maybe worse because if anyone on your timeline follows the same celebrity they can see your shenanigans. If you are offended by this post then you’re probably a twitter groupie and take from that what you will.