Fake Twitter accounts have been around since the birth of Twitter—way back in 2010, an Abe “Barney Miller” Vigoda imposter used the service to deny reports of his death ("Hamsters are cute and fuzzy. I'm alive!!”).
Our recent interview with The Tweet of God (@thetweetofgod) got us thinking about the best ones.
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The Austrian Oscar winner ("Amour”) is known for his severe films that feature torture, shocking deaths and Nazi themes (he rarely smiles in photos either). So of course he’d tweet about his “stinky” cat, ending every missive with an “lol."
Sample tweet: well dun 2 argo!!1! @adamsandler can i has my magic remote contrl bak? i need it 4 sumthng quik lol
Zooey Asks Siri
She’s a dork. She’s adorable. She’s adorkable! Zooey Deschanel is the perfect target, then, for this account, which imagines her hipster musings, spoken to Siri, just like in the Apple commercial.
Sample tweets: Siri, do windows ever feel bashful? Siri, what if hairs don't want to be cut? Siri, since I've never seen a koala bear, how do I know they exist?
New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg often throws a little Spanish into news conferences. Unfortunately, New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg cannot speak Spanish.
Sample tweet: Cuidado! El sñowado que fallingo y makero el calle muy slipperyo. Necesito los skis!
Fake Michael Bay
BOOM! The “Transformers” director would naturally be into blowing up dogs, deep frying everything and spending a fortune on rhinos. Be warned tho: He tweets as often as he makes good movies.
Sample tweet: Whoa, sorry guys. Been sitting around in my boxers, drinking Bartles & Jaymes, lighting Black Cats since August. Did Romney win?
Do you like fake twitter accounts or is it time for this trend to die? List your best (or best case against) in the comment section below.