Morrissey’s Verified Twitter Account Was Fake

May 19, 2014 | Andy Cush

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.

Untwitterably yours,


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.