It happened again …
Another public figure used Twitter to share inappropriate comments and is now reverting to the often used “I got hacked” defense.
This past weekend, former Boston Bruins and now Dallas Stars forward, Tyler Seguin got himself in trouble by sharing his opinion on Twitter. Here is what he said after being traded from Boston to Dallas on July 6, 2013:
Just a few short hours later, the post was deleted and a statement was issued that his account had been hacked.
Your Account Wasn’t Hacked Tyler
“My account was hacked” is becoming the go-to excuse for celebrities lately and I, for one, am sick of it. Celebrities and sport figures, like Tyler Seguin, seem to think that they can live by a different set of rules. Deflecting and blaming so-called hackers for one’s lack of personal responsibility is not acceptable.
Mr. Seguin’s choice of words was ignorant and reflects poorly on him, his family and all 38 individuals (at the time the above image was captured) who re-tweeted his comments.
The First Amendment protects our right to free speech and say what we believe. Here’s the thing, the 1st Amendment does not release you of any personal responsibility.
Mr. Seguin, your comments clearly indicate what a simpleton you are.
I realize that I am only one person and my opinion may not change the world but we need to send a message to those who choose to use the “my account has been hacked” defense by NOT re-tweeting their poorly chosen words and, more importantly, but un-following them.
Be well and make it a great day!
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