Queen’s Brian May issues urgent plea to fans after discovering Twitter account hacked by ‘idiots’
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Brian May has issued an urgent plea to his fans after discovering his Twitter account was hacked by 'idiots'.
The Queen star explained that the 'pathetic hacker' infiltrated his page and started sending out odd tweets scamming people into 'buying cheap laptops'.
If you visit his Twitter now, you can see it's been switched to private, meaning only approved followers can see his posts.
Metro saw one tweet in which the hacker posed as the guitarist and claimed to be selling MacBooks for $600 (£485).
Taking to Instagram today (28 January), May warned his fans about the issue and said to 'ignore' anything they see on his Twitter account for the time being.
The 75-year-old said: "Well folks, apparently it seems that some idiot has hacked my Twitter account. So please ignore anything that you see on my Twitter page or whatever it’s called.
"Obviously I’ll try and get it stopped, but people just waste your time, don’t they? Isn't it incredible they don't have more useful things to do with their lives."
Addressing the hacker, he continued: "Whoever’s done it, well done mate. Just brilliant. You must be so proud of yourself."
May went on to speak to the fans, reassuring them that he'll 'see what he can do' about the situation.
He concluded: "God bless you all, thanks very much, and hopefully I’ll see you soon."
The music legend added in the caption: "Please spread the word - especially if you are on Twitter. This pathetic hacker is trying to scam people into buying cheap laptops!
"Please tell all your followers not to get taken in. Can someone please tell Elon Musk?! Thanks - BRI."
Fans have been sharing their support in the comments section, with one writing: "Yep been spreading it for a bit now! Sorry this happened to you, Brian."
"Ah dang, that's a real bummer," said another. "I hope everything gets sorted soon."
A third added: "Honestly, I don’t know how those people can look at themselves in the mirror and convince themselves that they are normal."
Others took the opportunity to slam Twitter, which you'll no doubt be aware was recently taken over by Elon Musk.
"That’s why I don’t use Twitter, it’s nothing but trouble," said one person.
Another commented: "Social media is nothing but a ballache 99% of the time," while a third chimed in to say they mostly 'stick to Instagram' now.
LADbible has contacted Twitter for comment.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@brianmayforreal
Topics: Twitter, Music, Social Media, Technology
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