If Morrissey’s sudden emergence on Twitter last week seemed too good to be true, that’s because it was. Though @itsmorrissey sported the social network’s “verified” blue checkmark, Moz made clear in a statement to fan site True To You that he had nothing to do with it:
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.
It’s not the first time a social network has accidentally verified a faux celebrity account. In March, ANIMAL reported that Facebook mistakenly verified a fake Banksy page that had over 2 million likes. That page eventually lost its verified status.
If you’re not ready to part ways quite yet, never fear: we’ve got a list of things Morrissey might have tweeted had it really been him.