As long as there has been Twitter, there have been people apologizing for their tweets.
Well, maybe the social media platform had a few weeks of relative peace, but as far as room for potentially cataclysmic commentary went, put it right up there with the invention of the telegraph.
What hath Jack wrought, indeed.
Seemingly up until not too long ago, however, when prominent Twitter users were alerted to the error of their ways by an angry mob of varying size (often not enough people to actually qualify as a "mob"), the result would usually be—at most—the remorseful tweeter "leaving" the platform for awhile. Sometimes they'd delete their account, but invariably they'd be back at some point.
Now, however, in the land of hyper-partisan one-upmanship that Twitter has become, proverbial heads are starting to roll.