Untwitterably yours, Morrissey decries Twitter account as bogus

19 May 2014

Oh the inhumanity! It turns out that singer Morrissey’s @itsmorrissey Twitter account that racked up 200,000 followers in a single day has been dismissed by the artist as bogus.

Last week someone purporting to be Morrissey tweeted: “Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope…”

The account, which was following Morrissey’s label Harvest Records, was deemed by many to be the real thing – especially since it coincided with the release of his long-awaited single World Peace is None of Your Business.

However, the ex-Smiths singer took to the internet this weekend to state that was not him.

On the Morrissey e-zine True to You, 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.”

morrissey statement

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years