As it turns out, it was too good to be true: Morrissey isn’t on Twitter.
The @itsmorrissey profile, which was setup last week and quickly acquired hundreds of thousands of Smiths fans, is bogus. How do we know? Morrissey told us himself.
“I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account,” writes Morrissey on his fan club site True to You, which is as official a Morrissey network as anything we have on the internet. “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.”
Signing off the missive “Untwitterably yours”, Morrissey’s revelation sent shockwaves across the social network, and the @itsmorrissey profile has now been suspended. All-in-all it’s serious egg on face for Twitter, Inc, which both verified the account and retweeted Moz’s first tweet via their official @TwitterMusic profile.
Somebody didn’t do their fact-checking. And fake Twitter profiles? That joke isn’t funny anymore.