Morrissey says his Twitter account is a fake
The Smiths’ singer said @itsmorrissey was a fake and the account has since been removed
Sunday 18 May 2014
It seems that the Twitter blue tick seal of approval doesn’t mean as much as it used to, after Morrissey confirmed that he does not have an account on the social media site.
Fans of the singer rejoiced earlier this week when the verified Twitter account @itsmorrissey posted its first tweet since joining in 2009.
In a statement sent to a Morrissey fan site True To You, the singer 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.”
VIDEO: Morrissey attacked by fans at San Jose gig
He signed off in a characteristically witty way with the word: “Untwitterably yours, MORRISSEY, Salt Lake City, 15 May 2014.”
The first tweet sent from the account was posted on the 14 May, saying: "Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope..."
Several more tweets were posted since then and the account gained around 250,000 followers.
The @itsmorrissey account was only following one other account: Harvest Records - the record company which the musician has recently signed with.
The account has now been taken down from Twitter.
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Ed Miliband less influential than One Direction's Louis Tomlinson in official Doncaster power list
- 3 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
California teacher appears to have hanged herself in her classroom
The City of the Monkey God: Archaeologists claim to have found city lost for 1,000 years in remote Honduran jungle
Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
Bubonic plague-carrying fleas found on New York City rats
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: Have you been doing a brilliant job in an admi...
£26,498 - £31,556: Surrey County Council: We are looking for an outgoing, conf...
£50000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you an innovative, senior H...
£20000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client, a very well respect...