Morrissey’s Fake Twitter Account Busted



British star Morrissey has warned his followers not to be fooled by a new Twitter page named after him. He insists the blog is “bogus”.

Former The Smiths frontman surprised his followers on Wednesday, May 14, when he send out his first tweet, even though he joined the popular social media website in 2009.

The message from @itsmorrissey read, “Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope…”

The false page even featured the verified account check mark from Twitter. It also had more than 248,000 followers, including comedians Stephen Fry and Russel Brand.

However, the popular hit maker has now spoken up to distance himself from the account, saying the mystery writer is a fake.

In a statement posted on his website, he wrote, “I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account.”

“I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name – as ‘It’s Morrissey’ – but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That’s, of course, if you should remotely care.”

The star also signed off the message with the words, “Untwitterably yours.”

Shortly afterward, his label Harvest Records announced it was taking over the account “to protect it from interlopers.” The account has been deleted.
Twitter did not respond to questions about how the fake account ever got verified. It’s not the first time, however.
Rupert Murdoch’s third wife Wendi Deng was the victim of a similar situation when Twitter accidentally verified the wrong page.

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