May 16, 2014


Morrissey's New Twitter Is "Bogus" Says Morrissey

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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Earlier this week, the Internet delighted in the news that Morrissey had finally joined Twitter under the name @ItsMorrissey. And who wouldn't want to follow the missives of one of rock's prickliest musicians? In just a few days, Moz acquired 250,000 followers and supplied us with five tweets that were more or less "warm-ups"—no twitpics of him with cats or vegan talk. Still, it seemed promising.

Turns out, the account isn't real. 


In a statement to the Morrissey zine site True to You (it's basically his mouthpiece), he wrote the account is operated by someone who is not him (his label, perhaps?). Why, Internet, must you toy with us?

"I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account," Morrissey said. "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."

He then signed off "Untwitterably yours."

Quick: Someone go nab the handle untwitterably yours before it's too late.