Kim Kardashian-West repeatedly tags wrong Mert Alas in Twitter photos with her famous friends

The reality television star has tried and failed to tag the fashion photographer on several occasions

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As one of Twitter’s most famous members, with a following of 42.5 million, it's expected Kim Kardashian-West should be a skilled tweeter.

However, she’s inadvertently made a man famous in his home country Turkey for repeatedly tagging him in her photos, instead of her friend the esteemed fashion photographer Mert Alas.

On several occasions, Kardashian-West has instead tagged another Mert Alas, which seems a reasonable mistake given that his Twitter handle is @mertalas. 

The real Alas only seems to have an active social media presence on Instagram.


Kardashian-West, whose fame has arguably been helped by the social media empire she has built ever since first appearing on Keeping up with the Kardashians nine years ago, continued targeting the wrong person even after the 17-year-old replied.

According to Buzzfeed, Mert has garnered attention in Turkey due to the mishap and told Turkish publication Milliyet he’s just happy the mix-up gained him more followers.

For Kardashain-West, she can rest easy that it’s not just her who has confused the two accounts. Fergie, Miley Cyrus and Irina Shayk all appear to have made the same mistake:

Alas, better known as part of the collaborative fashion photographer duo Mert and Marcus, has shot Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Gigi Hadid to name a few in addition to Kardashian-West.