Fake Piers Morgan Twitter account sparks false Nelson Mandela death rumor

Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized in “serious but stable” condition, but a phony Twitter account has fooled many into believing Piers Morgan announced Mandela’s death. The fake announcement was re-tweeted over a thousand times:

Note the handle: @Piersrnorgan.

Astute Twitter users took notice:

Is it possible so many others were fooled because what the fake Morgan tweeted was as inaccurate as things the real Morgan tweets? Just asking.

The real Piers Morgan asks for assistance:

Don’t say we’ve never helped you out, Piers.

  • Love of Country

    I can’t stand that guy … seems like such a jerk all the time.

    • Jeremy

      me either.He is obsessed with gun control and a moron.

  • waltermitty2012

    Just to be sure, let’s get rid of both accounts.

    • Jeremy

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it was him under the “fake” account he is that stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    A “fake” Piers Morgan? Is that like a double negative?

    • BlahBlah

      I think you just created antimatter. :/

  • me

    We could send him back but they already said they dont want him back.

    • BlahBlah

      That won’t work cuz Jeremy Clarkson is monitoring all points of entry.

      We could disguise him as a… chimpanzee and smuggle him in though. loldisguise

      • me

        Ok, so lie down here on the couch and tell me why you hate chimps so much.

        • BlahBlah

          Well it’s a repressed memory from childhood. All I remember is the zoo, ice cream, chimp, LOL. If you hypnotize me maybe we can get to the bottom of this. I’m sure it’s very painful and it probably even qualifies me for disability!

          • me

            Disability! Cha Ching!!!

          • BlahBlah

            Yep! Maybe even an Obamaphone. Oh wait.

    • vetgal1970

      He doesn’t have to go back where he came from, we could send him somewhere else. One of the ‘stans maybe.

  • TJ

    The NSA could tell that it was a fake account even if it was spelled wrong.

  • Clayton Grant

    While you’re at it, please get the real PiersMoron off twitter too.

  • Steve_J

    It seems like a six of one, half dozen of the other situation.

  • Steve_J

    It seems like a six of one, half dozen of the other situation.

  • Right Wired

    @piersmorgan Some sad news today – My career has died. Evidently this happened a long time ago, but no one told me.