Be careful what you tweet.
The latest cautionary tale is comedian Kevin Hart, who stepped down as host of the Oscars on Thursday after past tweets from 2011 resurfaced and he was slammed for being homophobic.
But he’s not the only star who has had past 140-character quips come back to haunt him.
Stars like “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn and singer Blake Shelton have faced similar controversy and been forced to offer a public mea culpa.
These incidents often follow a similar formula. For the most part, the old tweets tend to resurface when a shiny new gig is announced for the star. In Hart’s case, the tweets were found their way into the spotlight in the wake of his Tuesday announcement that he’d be hosting the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24.
Here’s a look at some other stars who have been hurt by their past tweets.
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