I never thought of Independence Day as a particularly prank-y holiday, but apparently someone disagrees with me, because they hacked into Chris Colfer‘s Twitter to scare a bunch of Glee fans into thinking that he’d been let go from the show.
The tweet has since been deleted, but it went up earlier today to Chris’ personal account and said:
“Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly.”
Simple, to the point. Nothing to suggest that it was a joke or a prank, because let’s be honest, if I somehow hacked my way into a celebrity account, it would just be rapid-fire poop and fart jokes until somebody caught wise. (I am twelve.)
But a prank it apparently was, as his manager was quick to inform The Hollywood Reporter that Chris’ account had been hacked, which she knew because at the time the tweet was posted, he’d been on a trans-Atlantic flight with no WiFi. He was still on the show, everything was fine, and she’d have him take down the tweet as soon as he landed, which he did.
And that sentiment was echoed by 20th Century Fox, who released the following statement supporting Chris and denying that he’d been cut from the show:
“We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”
So case closed, right? WRONG. We need to know who did this, and you better believe that our prime suspect is Lea Michele. After all, she was widely rumored to be the reason that Naya Rivera was written out of the finale, and if she had so much luck removing one costar from the cast, why not go for a second?
All I’m saying is if Chris’ password was changed to ‘urnextkurtxoxorachel’, you’ll know my theory has legs.