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Posted on Dec 2, 2013

The 12 Most Explosive Twitter Spats Of 2013

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Right then everyone. Settle down.

Make yourself comfortable.

1. And here we go. First up:

Arthur thinks bringing up Frankie's kids is a killer blow...

...it isn't.

2.

Brendon Thorne / Getty and Jeff Schear / Getty

It begins.

Piers is a grown man and could let it slide, of course - oh, maybe not.

Jeremy will almost certainly take this constructive criticism on board.

No, he's going to bring Samuel L Jackson into it. Why not?

What happens when an unstoppable ego meets an immovable... ego? You get a spat that goes on...

And on...

And on - actually let's just leave it there.

3.

Lary Busacco / Getty and Twitter: @OliverDowie

It was over football, naturally.

Etc.

4.

Fred Duval / Getty / via en.wikipedia.org
Lucy what are you playing at having digs at me? Is it coz you're a gay rights activist you had to say something as extreme as "people kill themselves every day over words like queer" are you for real?And for you're information my album was self-penned [sic].My album sold 10 times youres in it's first week so you can fuck off with you're career shite. Stop reading the press 'mate'. Real people don't care.
Real people are people you arsehole. 10 times in the first week hahahahahahahahaha. Good, I'm glad. Enjoy.

5.

WPA Pool / Getty / Peter MacDiarmid / Getty

This kicked it off...

“@chalongcircle: .Wouldnt be suprised if @LouiseMensch turned up on page 3 next”> great idea @rupertmurdoch sort it out

Alastair Campbell

@campbellclaret

“@chalongcircle: .Wouldnt be suprised if @LouiseMensch turned up on page 3 next”> great idea @rupertmurdoch sort it out

/ Via

Mensch accuses him of sexism...

Here is the tweet in question. Not with all his years in Downing St can Alastair Campbell spin his way out of it. https://t.co/anzjqRPWnX

Louise Mensch

@LouiseMensch

Here is the tweet in question. Not with all his years in Downing St can Alastair Campbell spin his way out of it. https://t.co/anzjqRPWnX

/ Via

For some reason it all got picked up months later...

.@louisemensch do you want one of these? Wear with feminist pride like I do! @NoMorePage3

Alastair Campbell

@campbellclaret

.@louisemensch do you want one of these? Wear with feminist pride like I do! @NoMorePage3

/ Via

. @campbellclaret @piersmorgan who's a coward AC? You called for me to get my tits out on page 3, on Twitter. You're a misogynist bully

Louise Mensch

@LouiseMensch

. @campbellclaret @piersmorgan who's a coward AC? You called for me to get my tits out on page 3, on Twitter. You're a misogynist bully

/ Via

And eventually they hugged and made up.

After long exchanges with @louisemensch (more than 140 crctrs allow)re recent spat, I do see her point. Apologies for @everydaysexism lapse

Alastair Campbell

@campbellclaret

After long exchanges with @louisemensch (more than 140 crctrs allow)re recent spat, I do see her point. Apologies for @everydaysexism lapse

/ Via

Which is always nice to see.

6.

Oli Scarff / Getty / Peter MacDiarmid / Getty

This one was transferred to the radio, where Clegg said Lord Sugar was "thin skinned".

7.

Kevin Mazur / WireImage / Brian Steffy / Getty

Sadly we can only see Louis's side now. Which kinda makes it look like Tom rose above it all. He didn't.

As ever, boyband beef is the heaviest beef.

8.

Blair Gable / Reuters / Andrew Winning / Reuters

In which Tony says Tommy doesn't pay attention and Tommy calls him out on his foreign policy.

And so on. You get the gist.

9.

Rosie Hallam / Getty / Peter MacDiarmid / Getty

Hunt decides Twitter's the place to make a political attack...

Burnham's all:

And the lawyers were called in. Fortunately an amicable agreement was reached.

10.

Norbert Schiller / Getty / Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

The Brotherhood wished the US staff well during the September turbulence in Egypt's capital.

Might've been better received if they hadn't been posting messages of support to protesters outside the embassy on their Arabic feeds.

*innocent face*

11.

Chris Jackson / Getty / kent.ac.uk

Some excellent dental-based "shade" thrown by Brillo here.

12. And finally...

WPA Pool / Getty / en.wikipedia.org

That's a firm stance being taken there.

The next time a Spanish ship enters Gibraltarian waters and refuses to leave after Royal Navy warnings we should fire on them.

Louise Mensch

@LouiseMensch

The next time a Spanish ship enters Gibraltarian waters and refuses to leave after Royal Navy warnings we should fire on them.

/ Via
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