The very active Twitter account of Piers Morgan, British television host and New York Post columnist, was deleted on Tuesday after a hacker broke in and posted offensive and profane messages aimed at the late Queen Elizabeth II and the late Queen Elizabeth II. ‘others.
The unidentified hacker sent quick tweets to Morgan’s 8.3 million followers, including one that read “f–k the queen”, according to a screenshot posted by the Mirror.
Others used racial slurs, called singer Ed Sheeran a “ginger p—k” and threatened to post Morgan’s direct messages “with high profile celebrities,” according to an archived version of the page.
At one point, the hacker also falsely claimed that former kickboxing champion Andrew Tate “was found shot dead in Dubai.”
“Hard to kill,” Tate replied on Twitter, according to a screenshot posted by Marca’s website.
Morgan’s TV show, “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” suggested the malicious activity led Twitter to shut down the account and seek help from new owner Elon Musk.
“In case you’re wondering, @piersmorgan has been hacked”, the show tweeted. “A chance to get it back, @elonmusk?
Morgan, 57, is a hugely prolific tweeter, having tweeted more than 151,000 from his verified personal account since November 2020.
Last year, the media personality sparked controversy with critical remarks about Meghan Markle that led to him clashing with his ‘Good Morning Britain’ TV co-host and walking off set.
Earlier this month, Morgan’s voice was used in the trailer for the Netflix documentary series ‘Harry and Meghan’, leading him to tweet that he was ‘traumatized by this exploitation’.
The soundbite – in which Morgan said Markle was “becoming a royal rock star” – was recorded before she and Prince Harry tied the knot in 2018.
“BREAKING: Princess Pinocchio & Prince Hypocrite use my voice to whip up their horrible new series,” he wrote. “These two wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped them around their latte-encrusted tiaras.”