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NHL Star Tyler Seguin Under Fire for Homophobic Tweet He Blames on 'Hackers'

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Tyler Seguin, a former Boston Bruins player who was acquired last week by the Dallas Stars, is under fire for a tweet he sent out on Saturday night that he blamed on hackers.

Tweet_seguinSeguin's tweet, since deleted, read: "Only steers and queers in Texas, and I'm not a cow."

The Dallas Stars reacted immediately, distancing themselves from Seguin's tweet:

“In no way, shape or form does the Dallas Stars organization condone or agree with the message that was sent out through Tyler Seguin’s Twitter feed last night. We’ve addressed the issue directly with Tyler and we’ll continue to work on educating our players regarding the importance of their conduct on all forms of social media.”

Seguin later announced he's taking a break from Twitter, but blamed the statement on "hackers":

After repeated attempts by "hackers" to try to damage my reputation I have decided to shut down my twitter account for a while.— Tyler Seguin (@tylerseguin92) July 07, 2013

SI.com says it isn't the first time Seguin has made a similar mistake: "Earlier this year, he added 'no homo' to a description of his reaction after listening to a song written by his roommate. He later apologized for using that phrase."


Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter, Thanks Gay 'Texts from Hillary' Creators in First Tweet

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Hillary Clinton joined Twitter today, unleashing an amazing profile upon the world:

Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD...

She also thanked gay "Texts from Hillary" creators Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe in her first tweet:

"Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83 & @Sllambe - I'll take it from here... #tweetsfromhillary"

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Geo-Tagging the Nation's Homophobia

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A new site takes a look at hateful tweets and where they come from, charting them based on homophobia, racism, and disability. The above map is a graphic representation of the combined tweets using "Dyke", "Fag", "Homo", and "Queer". The reds represent greater intensity.

Looks like western Illinois is a hotbed of homophobia. At least on Twitter.


Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves for Jimmy Kimmel: VIDEO

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Edition 4 of Jimmy Kimmel's amusing segment.

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Syrian Hackers Hijack E! Online's Twitter, Tweet News Item Claiming Justin Bieber is Gay

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The Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility for hacking E! Online's Twitter account on Saturday and tweeting out a series of items which included news that Justin Bieber had come out, Mashable reports.

"Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E!online: I'm a gay" said the first tweet followed by "Angelina Jolie admits, in E! latest issue, that Jordan is to blame for the Syrian refugees' atrocious conditions"

The group responsible for the hack is aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also took responsibility for hacking the AP last week, a hack which sent stock markets into a momentary plunge.


Stephen Colbert Forces Bill Clinton to Join Twitter: VIDEO

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Former President Bill Clinton joined Stephen Colbert at Colbert's 'Galactic Initiative' last night to discuss his philanthropic work.

Said Clinton about why he run's the Clinton Global Initiative:

"It makes me happy. I think after the life I've been given by the American people, I think I'd be a slug if I didn't do it. I think I'm just doing what I should do and it makes me happy."

Later they discussed social networking, and Clinton admitted that it's not something he does much of, explaining that "When I became president there was no email. Then email was largely interoffice." Clinton said that what email did do was create the opportunity for it to be subpoenaed.

Clinton said that while he's on Facebook, he has never joined Twitter:

"I think I'm sort of insecure, like what if you tweet and nobody tweets back? There's nothing worse than a friendless tweeter. You're just wandering around in cyberspace."

So, Colbert told him that he had signed him up.

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