Social Media Backfire of the Day: Dr. Oz Gets Blasted in Twitter Q&A

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Seriously? Again?

In what is becoming a regular thing these days, yet another celebrity in the midst of controversy has reached out to people on Twitter, and yet again it has backfired.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has been under fire for promoting suspicious weight loss products on his show, initiated an online Q&A on Tuesday for people to submit their medical questions.

Instead, he was inundated with Tweets basically calling him a snake oil salesman and a quack.

Here's a few notable examples, but you can read them all on the hashtag: #OzsInbox.

Social Media Fail of the Day: Bill Cosby Meme Backfires on Twitter

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Bill Cosby attempted a simple little PR stunt on Twitter Monday, and it blew up in his face almost instantly.

Tweeting a link to a Cosby meme generator on his website (which has since been deleted), he asked his followers to turn his pictures into memes, by adding some text.

But this year, following news that he would be starring in a new NBC sitcom, Cosby's past has come back to haunt him, with old sexual assualt allegations resurfacing in the media.

So it probably wasn't the best time to ask people to get creative with Cosby's images. Has his social media team ever even heard of the Internet?

Here are a few examples of the resulting Cosby meme - he certainly got lots of attention for this stunt, but not in the way they had hoped.

"Series of Tubes" is No Longer the Dumbest Thing Anyone Has Said About the Internet, Thanks to Ted Cruz

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"Series of Tubes" is No Longer the Dumbest Thing Anyone Has Said About the Internet, Thanks to Ted Cruz
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For those of you unfamiliar with the hot button issue of Net Neutrality: Lawmakers, cable companies, and media groups are arguing about whether the internet should be classified by the FCC as a utility (like electricity) or a telecommunications service (like your cable television). If cable companies like Comcast had their way they would prefer the latter, and your internet would look an awful lot like premium cable - complete with certain sites or services that had to be "bought into." Thus why the rest of the internet is saying "NO THANKS PLEASE" to the rest and calling for Net Neutrality.

But really, Ted Cruz gets to the heart of the matter, because clearly an open internet where businesses are on an equal footing to compete with one another is the socialist Obama-geddon of the internet as we know it.