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Yesterday’s hacking of the Associated Press Twitter account resulted in a tweet they’d clearly never send, which temporarily hurt the stock market. But sometimes on Twitter, you can’t be sure whether a hacker is at fault…or just a celebrity. Here are a few notable tweeters who, on a day-to-day basis, always seem like they’ve been hacked.
1. Jose Canseco
The former MLB star and braggadocios steroid user is straight trolling the world via his Twitter account. Surely he’s just trying to get a reaction from all of us, what with frequent tweets about kooky scientific theories, “Twilight”-esque fan fiction starring himself and weird Donald Trump-inspired dragon artwork. Is this the online footprint of a ‘roided-up madman…or a comedic mad genius?
2. Senator Chuck Grassley
We all have that ancient relative who gets a sophisticated smartphone, even though a landline and an abacus is all the technology he can handle. That’s Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for you. His tweets are a can’t-miss stream of gross misspellings, weird revelations and accidental butt-texts. The “R” after his name stands for “Republican,” but it could just as easily mean “Retweet” for how much viral action these beauties get.
3. Donald Trump
If not for the blue check by his name, we’d assume the self-proclaimed billionaire’s Twitter feed–from insane political rants to weird feuds–was a wicked satire of the highest order. Sadly, it’s not…just like he’s sadly not a dragon, as Canseco imagines.
4. J.R. Smith
New York Knicks’ Sixth Man of the Year winner J.R. Smith is a free-shooting loose cannon on the court and a free-tweeting loose cannon off it. Whether he’s eviscerating the former Mr. Kim Kardashan or sending out ass shots to the world (he would’ve done better to keep those as private DMs), J.R. should probably lie to his NBA employers and claim his account was yet again hacked before he gets fined one more time.