Twitter is a beautiful thing. Despite all people whose sole purpose in life seems to be tweeting celebrities, bloggers, and frenemies how much they hate them, it a great source of information on current events. During times of civil unrest, a quick twitter search can hook you up with a man or woman on the street, witnessing the whole thing and tweeting the event live. You can keep up with things in real time, at any time.
I’m the queen of oversharing and drunk tweeting on twitter. I get it. You can tweet about anything and get an immediate response. Since I work for myself, I’m not particularly worried about my oversharing on twitter. There is really nothing bad that can happen to me from my constant blabbering on Twitter. But there are some people who should probably keep their mouths shut on Twitter. Included on that list, and probably right at the top of the list, are people who are facing federal fraud charges.
While Phaedra has gone silent on social media other than to publicize her ridiculously stupid etiquette book. But Apollo has been tweeting merrily away throughout this entire ordeal. Let’s see what he said today. First, he was asked if he and Phaedra were separated and his response was, “NEVER!” Never say never dear. Unless the federal prison system has gone to co-ed cells, separation is coming soon.
At the same time he seems to be trying to pick up a woman named Kelly Richmond Pope an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She teaches courses about bank fraud prevention. She wrote a story about Apollo’s criminal charges and basically says it is a text book bank fraud case. There is nothing complimentary toward Apollo at all. Yet Apollo retweets her story that appeared in Forbes magazine. And then asks her for a follow back. Seriously?
Here is an interesting excerpt from Pope’s article:
When the Real Housewives of Atlanta added Ms. Parks to the show in 2010, I remember sending an email to her requesting an interview with Nida. I was fascinated by his first fraud case and how he transitioned back into society and landed on a television show. I wanted to ask Nida about his experiences in federal prison and his rationalization to commit auto title fraud. I never received a response from Ms. Parks (or Nida for that matter) but now I have a new laundry list of questions. My first question would be “why?”. Why did Nida feel the need to engage in this same behavior again?
Phaedra and Apollo would give an interview to fifth grader for a school project. Yet they turned down the chance to sell their story of “Apollo’s Redemption” to a major news outlet? Interesting.
Apollo is tweeting away like no one is watching when actually all eyes are on him right now.