Sometimes people never learn. When you openly ask Twitter to submit questions to a celebrity or athlete, odds are things are going to go south rather quickly. Never was this more apparent than when Florida State University got the incredible idea to make their Heisman winning quarterback Jameis Winston available on the social media platform.
For those of you living in a bubble or under a rock, Winston has been in the news for many things unrelated to football. There was his alleged sexual assault, his shoplifting of crab legs from Publix, he and a friend shooting squirrels on campus with BB guns and he also caught some heat for his BCS post game interview.
You know what all of that is during a Q&A with the witty people of Twitter? Ammo.
Here is a collection of some of the funnier questions asked.
How do you expect to evade the nations top defenses when you couldn’t even evade Publix’s? #AskJameis
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) August 10, 2014
— Shawn Laurence (@ShawnLaurence) August 10, 2014
— Bandit (@banditref) August 10, 2014
#AskJameis How many lucky ladies did you give the crabs to?
— Page Q (@PageQSports) August 10, 2014
Was the Marshall Plan after WW II a response to the failures of the Treaty of Versailles post WWI? Answer in 2 tweets, please. #AskJameis
— STEVE HUFF (@SteveHuff) August 10, 2014
#AskJameis Favorite animated crab: Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid” or Mr. Krabs from “Spongebob Squarepants”?
— Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) August 10, 2014
And this is the single best Tweet from the #AskJameis Q&A.
Yep. We can all go home. The internet has been won for the day.
Ugh. At some point businesses, organizations, schools, etc. will learn that Twitter is not the place for social discourse. If a person has at least one question mark on his or her resume, do not hold a Twitter Q&A. Folks will come, they’ll make pithy one-liners, and then they’ll smugly leave. It didn’t work for Roger Goodell. It didn’t work for Mark Emmert. It didn’t work for Jameis Winston. Unless you are universally revered, keep away from Twitter Q&As. You’re better off going to Reddit to hold an AMA. Show some self-awareness.
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