The verified Twitter account @itsmorrissey that we all collectively lost our minds about is apparently a fake. The account, which first updated two days ago, has only five tweets and has amassed more than 250,000 followers. From a statement on True To You:
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.
Salt Lake City
15 May 2014.