Celebrate Twitter’s Birthday With Awkward First Tweets from Celebrities
It’s hard to believe that Twitter has been around for seven years. It’s also hard to believe that we have so much seemingly close access to celebrities because of it. (Even though Tina Fey still refuses to join. Hmph.)
But even celebs’ first tweets – like those first baby steps we all take – were every bit as awkward as the rest of our “Just figuring this Twitter thing out” missives.
So, in honor of Twitter’s seventh birthday, we found seven awkward first tweets from celebrities for your enjoyment.
Not surprisingly, a spaceship captain from the future was an early adopter of the social networking site.
Learning about this fascinating site.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 25, 2008
Ashton Kutcher eventually became one of Twitter’s first big-name users. And then he used that platform to gross everyone out with his constant love-tweets with then-wife Demi Moore.
dropping my first tweet
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 16, 2009
We are more than a little disappointed that Joan Rivers’ first tweet was not “Can we tweet?” Just sayin’.
testing my new account.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) February 20, 2009
Like all of us at first, Ellen Degeneres wasn’t sure of the terminology of tweeting.
Tis my first twitt-er. Or tweet?Twit?Or tweet? “Twit or tweet everybody.”Is this anything?
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 10, 2009
NPH never misses a beat. Not even in the beginning.
My first tweet, peeps.I apologize in advance for my slow learning curve.Nice to (sort of) meet you.It’s amazing how quickly 140 charac
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) November 16, 2009
Perhaps no one had yet warned Alec Baldwin that wine is the last thing you want to do around Twitter. He shouldn’t feel bad. Richard Marx didn’t get the memo either.
My first tweet. Maybe I needed a glass of wine beforehand. I feel….so shy.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 27, 2011
Okay, this one isn’t awkward — it’s just our very favorite first tweet of all time. We still pity the fools who don’t follow Mr. T.
Mr. T is on Twitter. You’re welcome fools!
— Mr. T (@MrT) January 16, 2013