Piers Morgan is notorious for controversial public statements. The broadcasting bad boy has drawn ire for trolling Larry King after his death by calling former President Donald Trump’s proposed COVID-19 cures “insane” and complaining that Daniel Craig left his child in carried in a baby carrier – which earned Morgan a cake face.
Morgan’s recent attention-grabbing tweets aren’t his own fault. Hackers took over his Twitter account overnight. They reportedly had control of his account for about an hour. During that time, they fired off a series of offensive and bizarre tweets on subjects ranging from Queen Elizabeth to Morgan’s genitals.
“Get a frigging haircut you ugly bum @BorisJohnson,” it read one that marked the former British Prime Minister. Another said: “Fuck the queen.”
screenshots and archive of tweets show several contained offensive language and content, including NSFW comments about Morgan and other celebrities. One said he was “currently sucking the balls of polarizing podcaster Andrew Tate”.
“1K [retweets] and I will lick DMs with high [profile] celebrities,” said one. Another read: “Like this tweet if you guys want to see Piers Morgan’s little cock.”
These tweets were viewed hundreds of thousands of times and shared by thousands of Twitter users.
It is not known if the incidents are related, but Morgan’s email address was allegedly under a trove of personal celebrity information recently released by the hacking group Chuckling Squad. The Chuckling Squad is best known for having one of its members hack the account of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey in 2019.
Whoever hacked Morgan’s account changed his biography for “CHUCKLING SQUAD” and location for “chuckle land”. One of the tweets read, “Chuckling Squad on Top.”
Many reveled that Morgan became a victim of hackers because he had been involved in phone hacking scandals since he was editor of the daily mirror. Morgan has consistently denied that his reporters hacked phones.
“Let’s be honest Piers Morgan who was hacked on Twitter just got a taste of his own medicine, he was the one behind it all daily mirror Cell Phone Hacking Scandal,” @Beno_ldn commented. “Karma is a bitch.”
Early Tuesday morning, Morgan’s son Confirmed that his father was hacked.
Someone seems to have taken control of the account from the hackers. Morgan’s bio, avatar and cover photo are currently blank and none of his 150,000 tweets are visible. You can still see his likes, which include some of the hacked tweets.
It is not known if Morgan or Twitter regained control of the account.
Some wonder if the hacker(s) would have been able to maintain access to Morgan’s account for so long if Elon Musk hadn’t laid off thousands of employees after buying the company.
“Piers Morgan has been hacked for at least 50 minutes now. Hard to believe it would have taken so long for such a high profile account before Musk fired everyone,” wrote reporter Matt Novak.
Twitter has not responded to a request for comment emailed Tuesday morning.
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*Initial publication: December 27, 2022 at 9:46 am CST
Claire Goforth is a staff writer at the Daily Dot and covers all topics related to politics and technology with a focus on far right and conspiracy theories.
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