I enjoy the great things that Twitter has to offer. Especially in my profession of information, Twitter is a great tool for me to keep up to date on all the important news. Even when athletes are on Twitter, they provide great insight into their lives.
But for Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, using his Twitter account to tell everyone about his divorce isn’t a great idea.
Yesterday, Sanders went onto to Twitter to tweet about domestic violence at home and even tweeted a photo (see above) of him filing police reports. The tweets have since been deleted but we still have the text from it.
Here are the two tweets
- “Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She’s going to jail n I’m pressing charges!”
- “I’m sad my boys witnessed this mess but I warned the police department here that she was gone try n harm me and my boys. This is on my mama!”
We all know that divorce is a tough part but there are some things in people’s lives that need to remain private. There is a frustration too when you are attacked but it’s not for everyone to see and hear about.
That’s the danger of Twitter. It seems like an easy avenue to express emotions but some emotions need to be kept in check. Especially with a big audience like a former athlete, people can hold on to every tweet.
I wonder if there are places that teach famous people how to handle Twitter. Sometimes it’s easier not to tweet problems and just keep them out of the Internet world. There have been many instances where a tweet has sent the wrong message and there have been backlashes. Let’s hope that Sanders and other people realize that sometimes, the private problems need to remain private.