The 2013 Twitchys: Top 15 embarrassing ‘oops’ tweets

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So far, the 2013 Twitchys have included awards for the most embarrassing deleted tweets and the best celebrity meltdowns. Today we’re bringing you the top 15 “oops” tweets, including some of the year’s best typos, pocket tweets and other bizarre and awkward screw-ups.

Let’s get started:

#15:

We’ll kick this off with talk-show host Bill Press, who had an unfortunate typo in this tweet about the Trayvon Martin trial:

Oops!

One wrong letter is the cause of many a deleted tweet, and we’ll feature more before the 2013 “oops” tweet awards are over.

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#14:

Rapper “The Game” comes in at number 14 for this tweet, which was a memorial to Trayvon Martin containing a regrettable error:

Rest in what?

Oops!

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#13:

Coming in at number 13 is one of the most unintentionally honest pocket tweets ever. Maybe Sen. Debbie Stabenow was trying to let her Twitter followers know the cost of all of the Dem policies she supports:

Oops!

But we do appreciate the honesty, Sen. Stabenow.

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#12:

Was Al Sharpton manning MSNBC’s Twitter feed when this gem went out?

Oops! Tweet they much?

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#11:

In early August, there was an attempted burglary at Kid Rock’s home. The Detroit rocker offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, but the Associated Press accidentally upped the ante:

Oops!

The AP later corrected the amount:

Nobody appreciated the correction more than Kid Rock.

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#10:

Back in April, Martha Stewart caused some confusion with the one-word tweet, “OiI”:

Oops!

We’re still not certain what Stewart was trying to say, and perhaps that’s a good thing.

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#9:

“New Math on the Block” from “New Kid on the Block” Donnie Wahlberg. Here’s a tweet the singer ended up deleting after a deluge of mockery:

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$2,000,000 … $2 … so close, yet so far.

Oops!

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#8:

NFL Hall of Famer Joe Theismann was so excited about Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance that he forgot to proofread this tweet before heaving it down field:

Oops!

All is well.

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#7:

In October, California’s Obamacare exchange touted its fluency in a language called “Asian.” This head-scratcher earns the number seven spot:

Oops!

Are the interpreters also fluent in South American, North American and European?

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#6:

On February 1st, the Energy Department tweeted what was supposed to be a link to Secretary Chu’s resignation letter:

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Instead, the link in the now-deleted tweet went to an article about pancreatic cancer, earning it a sixth place award:

Oops!

Too bad the link didn’t go to an article about Solyndra.

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#5:

The Department of Energy has the honor of being the recipient of two 2013 Twitchys. The second award is for this tweet published at the start of the Super Bowl. The department bragged about how “green energy” helped power the stadium:

The problem isn’t the tweet, but what happened just after it was published. Following Beyoncé’s halftime performance, there was 34-minute blackout at the New Orleans Superdome.

“Green energy” oops!

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#4:

Back in January, Scott Brown captivated Twitter with one word: “Bqhatevwr”:

The, uh, “word,” trended nationally:

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Oops!

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#3:

Coming in at number three is this tweet from USA Today, written after John Kerry’s congressional testimony prompted Vladimir Putin to call him a liar. Based on that setup, what’s wrong with this picture?

Missed it by that much:

Oops!

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#2:

This cringe-worthy O-care typo does Common Core proud. You need Obamacare because it’ll give your mom “piece of mind”:

Oops!

We think Team Obama also wanted everybody to talk about Obamacare during the holidays while enjoying a peace of pie.

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#1:

The number one “Oops” tweet of the year goes to one of the most awkward typos ever.

White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer, take a bow.

MEGA OOPS!

Stay tuned for more 2013 Twitchys.

Related:

The 2013 Twitchys: Top 20 deleted tweets of the year

The 2013 Twitchys: The 5 best celebrity Twitter meltdowns

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