Several months ago I started following former supermodel Kathy Ireland. I did so because some of my followers were re-tweeting her tweets and they were always very positive and uplifting in nature.
Last night I gained a whole new level of respect for her when she came to my defense in a little Twitter feud between myself and another one of her followers.
Here’s how the conversation went:
Ireland Follower: ”Liars turn fantasy into facts and are FOOLS!”
Me: “ Lies are NOT always facts spread by FOOLS. I’ve lied and I am NOT A fool and I wrote a book about it http://amzn.to/I01m3q.”
Ireland Follower: “Maybe you can teach me to lie so others who don’t want to believe the truth can be satisfied.” @BevMahone (cc: @kathyireland)
Me: I have lied to protect my daughter. Does that make me a FOOL???
Then Kathy Ireland got in the conversation and said, “Beverly, why would you ask that? It sounds as though you feel attacked.”
Ireland Follower: “I am intrigued, so what you are saying is you are making a career out of lying?”
Kathy Ireland’s response to both of us: ”I see. Beverly’s point, as i understood it, was how deception impacts our lives. She has written a book on it.”
In another tweet, Kathy said, “I am buying it for Beverly to sign for me. Hope you are not attacking beverly. She is kind and has my support.”
If you are not connected with a celebrity on Twitter you should be. Why? Because even if they don’t follow you back, you may say something that strikes their interest and generates a response or you can engage them in conversation based on what they might be saying. Or in my case, they may just come to your defense.