Social media can be a tricky thing to maneuver for celebrities. On one hand, it’s a promotional tool: They can announce film and album releases, life events, and their opinions on anything and everything. But the last thing is where it gets tricky: How much is too much to share online? When does a personality cross the line between entertaining and annoying?
Many famous people have it down to a science: They maintain a presence, sharing fun, personal anecdotes without getting too intimate, and let their publicity team handle the rest. But when things start to enter weird territory, it becomes all too obvious that a celebrity is handling their own accounts.
Whether they’re in politics, TV, music, or are just known for being known, these are some of the celebrities who have really annoyed us on social media.
15. Lea Michele
There’s an age old question that asks, “Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?” It’s often hard to tell, and there’s no one who exhibits this better than Lea Michele. The actress rose to prominence as the star of Glee. Her character, Rachel Berry, began as an extremely self-involved wannabe starlet who would stop at nothing to get to the top. As the series progressed, Rachel evolved a bit, but continued to fall back into her holier-than-thou ways.
During Glee’s run, Michele was primarily known outside of the show for her relationship with co-star Cory Monteith, who passed away in 2013. As the series came to an end, Michele’s social media presence began to boom, and she capitalized on it, quickly becoming a sexier version of her TV persona. Her Instagram is an endless parade of pouty faces, “good vibes,” and showing off her body, Kardashian-style. Not to say that she hasn’t earned the right to glam it up, but let’s be real: Everything she does comes across as completely fake.