A Brief History of People Getting Fired for Social Media Stupidity

17 of the most offensive and dumb Twitter, Facebook and Instagram fails

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The Prison Official Who Joked About Prison Rape
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The Prison Official Who Joked About Prison Rape

Michael Allred, a Maryland state statistics official and police liaison (whatever that job combination entails), had only been on the job for a few weeks when he updated his Facebook status thusly: "Visiting the prisons... haven't been groped this much since the flight on the honeymoon... and this is just the guards." Because he's so diligent and conscientious, Allred tagged his boss as well as the exact prison he was visiting, writing, "with Steve Moyer at Maryland House of Correction." It was that very tagged boss who went on to relieve Allred of his no-doubt-important duties. "I immediately called Mike and told him to immediately remove that post from his Facebook page and I never want to see a page like that again," Moyer eloquently said.

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