Buzz·Posted on 8 Dec 2014The 37 Most Cringeworthy Social Media And Brand Fails Of 2014It was a truly vintage year for colossal fails. Some NSFW stuff here.by Alan WhiteBuzzFeed News Reporter, UKFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. This Scottish charity, which had some thoughts on J.K. Rowling. Twitter: @DignityProject / Via buzzfeed.com Simon Blackwell @simonblackwell .@DignityProject You might want to look up the meaning of 'dignity' when you've got a minute. 12:08 PM - 11 Jun 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Simon Blackwell@simonblackwellFollow.@DignityProject You might want to look up the meaning of 'dignity' when you've got a minute.1:08 PM - 11 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 2. Donald Trump being fooled into tweeting a picture of two serial killers. Twitter: @realdonaldtrump Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Some jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them + pls RT—out of kindness I retweeted. Maybe I’ll sue. 03:01 PM - 29 Sep 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrumpFollowSome jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them + pls RT—out of kindness I retweeted. Maybe I’ll sue.4:01 PM - 29 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite He didn't. 3. The infamous Avril Lavigne no-touching meet-and-greet. buzzfeed.com She later posted some less embarrassing ones. 4. The Daily Mail asks if anyone in Britain can make a sandwich. Sky News @SkyNews DAILY MAIL FRONT PAGE: Is there no one left in Britain who can make a sandwich? #skypapers 10:07 PM - 09 Nov 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Sky News@SkyNewsFollowDAILY MAIL FRONT PAGE: Is there no one left in Britain who can make a sandwich? #skypapers10:07 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite Zorro P Freely @banalyst How hard can it be? #sandwichgate 11:20 PM - 09 Nov 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Zorro P Freely@banalystFollowHow hard can it be? #sandwichgate11:20 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 5. The "Sexy Ebola Nurse Costume". Jason Sparks @sparksjls "PLEASE NOTE : this item is not suitable for protection against hazardous materials" 01:35 PM - 26 Oct 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Jason Sparks@sparksjlsFollow"PLEASE NOTE : this item is not suitable for protection against hazardous materials"1:35 PM - 26 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 6. People are invited to ask Robin Thicke some questions. BLACK LIVES MATTER @FirmieFirms #AskThicke Why are you such a misogynist? 09:54 PM - 30 Jun 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite BLACK LIVES MATTER @FirmieFirmsFollow#AskThicke Why are you such a misogynist?10:54 PM - 30 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 7. The time an image of an erect penis appeared on Sir Ian Botham's Twitter account. Warning: the below is a picture of an erect penis. Warning This image is graphic Tap to reveal Click to reveal Twitter: @BeefyBotham Would later say he was "hacked". Greg James @gregjames Wasn't quite ready for Ian Botham's stump cam this morning. 😶 09:52 AM - 18 Aug 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Greg James@gregjamesFollowWasn't quite ready for Ian Botham's stump cam this morning. 10:52 AM - 18 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 8. LG attempts to mock #Bendgate, and does so using an iPhone. Twitter: @LG_France 9. Pornhub on Martin Luther King Day. buzzfeed.com 10. Sainsbury's putting a poster for staff in the window telling them to make customers "spend an additional 50p". Twitter: @mynameischrisd 11. This Sexy PHD Costume, which got some great reviews. amazon.com 12. The Rita Ora new song debacle. Twitter: @ritaora Rita Ora @RitaOra By the way my Twitter got hacked somebody is threatening to release new music I've worked really hard on. Nothing comes out until I'm ready. 08:53 PM - 31 Oct 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Rita Ora@RitaOraFollowBy the way my Twitter got hacked somebody is threatening to release new music I've worked really hard on. Nothing comes out until I'm ready.8:53 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 13. The Guardian tweeting a picture of a relief worker's fleshlight. Twitter: @guardiangdp 14. The most insane break-up text. Amy Nelmes @amynelmes My friend just sent me this break-up message she received after 7 weeks of dating. My fav reason for split is #3 11:36 PM - 13 Nov 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Amy Nelmes@amynelmesFollowMy friend just sent me this break-up message she received after 7 weeks of dating. My fav reason for split is #311:36 PM - 13 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 15. Victoria's Secret telling women what a perfect body looks like. Victoria's Secret / Via buzzfeed.com 16. During the World Cup, Delta fails to realise there are no giraffes in Ghana. Twitter: @szadkowski_m 17. The British Embassy trolling the entire US. Twitter: @ukinusa 18. All those grandparents adorably tagging Grandmaster Flash on Facebook. grampaandgrandmasterflash.tumblr.com 19. Mastercard's PR company asking journalists to tweet about the company in exchange for being allowed to cover the Brits, the demand leaking, and a full-on hashtag hijack. Bauble Bardsley @bobblebardsley This took me at least four minutes. #PricelessSurprises 11:56 AM - 19 Feb 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Bauble Bardsley@bobblebardsleyFollowThis took me at least four minutes. #PricelessSurprises11:56 AM - 19 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite Jon Cudby @JonCudby Really excited to be heading down to @BRITAwards tonight with Duckhams Hypergrade #pricelesssurprises 10:41 AM - 19 Feb 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Jon Cudby@JonCudbyFollowReally excited to be heading down to @BRITAwards tonight with Duckhams Hypergrade #pricelesssurprises10:41 AM - 19 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 20. Asda selling "wearable" England flags that looked like Ku Klux Klan outfits. Twitter: @stefankutko 21. Flora giving out free tubs of butter on the hottest day of the year and confusing everyone. Chris Payne @ChrisPyUK Just was handed a free tub of Flora Gold Butter in the street. Oddest. Promo. Ever. 04:35 PM - 16 Jul 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Chris Payne@ChrisPyUKFollowJust was handed a free tub of Flora Gold Butter in the street. Oddest. Promo. Ever.5:35 PM - 16 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 22. The government asking the internet to redesign the pound coin. Royal Mint / Robin Edds / BuzzFeed 23. This Tory MP faving tweets of women in bondage. Warning This image is graphic Tap to reveal Click to reveal Twitter.com Also hacked, apparently. So many hackers out there. 24. The British National Party tweeting out a Remembrance Day reminder one day late. Twitter: @bnp 25. The time a Ukip activist got a mosque and Westminster Cathedral muddled. Steven Moore @MrStevenMoore This is not a Mosque, but those gentlemen look decidedly 'Foreign' don't they?#ThingsThatAreNotMosques 10:50 PM - 26 Nov 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Steven Moore@MrStevenMooreFollowThis is not a Mosque, but those gentlemen look decidedly 'Foreign' don't they?#ThingsThatAreNotMosques10:50 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 26. Lord Sugar telling everyone he'd block them if they tweeted "You're Fired" at him. Twitter: @Lord_Sugar 27. US Airways tweeting out the most graphic thing you've ever seen from an airline. buzzfeed.com 28. This teen. Twitter: @sthompson618 29. This US pizza company jumping on a hashtag about domestic violence. Scott Paul @scottatslee Example of a brand using a trending topic without understanding the context #Advertising #SocialMedia #WhyIStayed 03:23 AM - 09 Sep 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Scott Paul@scottatsleeFollowExample of a brand using a trending topic without understanding the context #Advertising #SocialMedia #WhyIStayed4:23 AM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 30. The branch of Sainsbury's that asked two gay people to leave the store, prompting a kiss-in protest. Ryan Grimley / BuzzFeed 31. The Academy Awards not being able to tell Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz apart. Instagram: @theacademy 32. The guy who emailed his boss asking for a $10,000 pay rise, and copied in 200,000 co-workers. Rick Wilking / Reuters 33. An executive proving that even if you work for Twitter you're not immune to a DM fail. Kevin Roose @kevinroose Looks like Twitter’s CFO just had the first-ever M&A DM fail. 11:27 PM - 24 Nov 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Kevin Roose@kevinrooseFollowLooks like Twitter’s CFO just had the first-ever M&A DM fail.11:27 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 34. This cycling team's kit. Hilary Evans @OlympicStatman I'm no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women's cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster 12:22 PM - 13 Sep 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Hilary Evans@OlympicStatmanFollowI'm no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women's cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster1:22 PM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 35. A Pizza Hut calls a woman a "pink fat lady" on a receipt. View this post on Facebook facebook.com 36. Perhaps least surprising of all: the Bill Cosby #CosbyMeme hashtag. The Notorious T.I.M @BionicBombshell Jesus! RT @irathethird: #CosbyMeme 11:03 PM - 10 Nov 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite The Notorious T.I.M@BionicBombshellFollowJesus! RT @irathethird: #CosbyMeme11:03 PM - 10 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite 37. Well done everyone, now let's get social. View this video on YouTube youtube.com Oh my God.