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Piers Morgan’s Twitter account was flooded with offensive posts aimed at Ed Sheeran and Queen Elizabeth II after his account was seemingly hacked

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Piers Morgan phoneRacial slurs, misinformation, and abusive posts were shared from Morgan’s account.

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  • Piers Morgan’s Twitter account was flooded with offensive posts after his account was seemingly hacked.
  • Racial slurs, misinformation, and abusive messages were shared from Morgan’s account.
  • In one of the posts, Morgan’s account announced that Andrew Tate had been shot dead in Dubai.

Piers Morgan’s Twitter account was flooded with offensive posts after the British broadcaster’s account was seemingly hacked in the early hours of December 27.

Racial slurs, false information, and abusive messages directed at singer Ed Sheeran and the late Queen Elizabeth II were shared with Morgan’s 8.3 million Twitter followers.

By 9 a.m. EST, the tweets had disappeared and Morgan’s Twitter account had been cleared of its profile and banner photo. 

In one of the posts, Morgan’s account falsely announced that Andrew Tate had been shot dead in Dubai. The influencer later replied saying he was “hard to kill.”

Another tweet posted from the account said: “Fuck the Queen,” seemingly in reference to the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II. 

—ella dawson (@brosandprose) December 27, 2022

 

Two abusive posts were also directed at the British singer Ed Sheeran, with one labeling him a “ginger fucker,” according to The Independent.

Another offensive tweet sent before the account was wiped simply said the n-word.

It isn’t clear who was carried out the likely hack, though initially the Chuckling Squad group appears to have claimed responsibility. The hacker collective has previously claimed responsibility for taking over famous social media profiles.

Representatives for Morgan and Twitter did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Morgan’s Twitter hack follows another high-profile social-media hack in the UK. On December 26, the UK’s Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan’s Twitter account was used to promote cryptocurrencies and her profile picture was changed to an image of Elon Musk.

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