How 4 sexting scandals played out on social media

Following a digital scandal, the explicit photos and texts can be deleted. But the conversation on social media stays alive forever, especially if there's a Weiner involved.

Weiner publicy apologizing following the first scandal in 2011. His wife and long-time Clinton aid, Huma Abedin, then standing by his side, has since announced her and Weiner are separating.
Weiner publicy apologizing following the first scandal in 2011. His wife and long-time Clinton aid, Huma Abedin, then standing by his side, has since announced her and Weiner are separating.

Anthony Weiner

In his latest sexting scandal, former NY congressman Anthony Weiner was caught yet again sharing photos of his nether regions via social media. And the internet exploded. Following his first snafu in 2011, spoof Twitter accounts like @ReErectWeiner and @Weiners_Weiner were created, and the hashtag #Weinergate has since been resurrected. 

Weiner didn't have big endorsement deals to lose, but two of his jobs have been compromised.

The irony of Weiner's name couldn't be ignored.

Tiger Woods

Woods and his now ex-wife, Elin Nordegren

Arguably the best golfer in the history of the sport, in 2009 the champion was involved in one of the biggest sex scandals of all time. The National Enquirer broke the initial story revealing Woods' mistress, nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel, and the report soon included 120 allegations of adultery with a sordid array of women. The bad PR affected his endorsement deals with Accenture, Gilette, and Gatorade, which all dropped him amidst the scandal.

Seven years later, the conversation still continues on social media, with mixed emotions.

Tony Parker

Parker with Longoria during happier times

In 2010, another professional athlete caught in a sexting crossfire was the San Antonio Spurs player, Tony Parker. The French-born NBA player was busted by his wife, actress Eva Longoria sexting Erin Berry, the wife of his Spurs teammate, Brent Barry. Parker and Longoria eventually split and, naturally, social media weighed in on the debacle.

Brett Favre

In 2010 Favre, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback at the time, allegedly sent lewd pictures, texts, and voice mails to a Jets sideline reporter and Playboy model, Jennifer Sterger. He didn't lose his deal with Wrangler, but in the wake of the scandal, the company pulled their ads during the Super Bowl. Although his career and reputation survived the scandal, the internet continues to poke fun.

Despite the stain to his reputation, he continues to be a thriving brand ambassador.

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