New followers of the recently launched @TempleShirleyJ Twitter account were stunned today when the feed turned into a virtual billboard for Viagra, work-at-home scams and other iffy “opportunities.”

Many thought Shirley Temple Black had been hacked.

But it appears the actress was never on Twitter to begin with.

Twitchy also accepted the New York Post’s “confirmation” that an unverified Shirley Temple Twitter account was the real deal. But the legendary actress’ reps say she’s not on Twitter.

Several celebs (and Piers Morgan) seemed to think the impostor account was real, adding to the confusion.

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/294878869515808768

Sigh. The confusion about Honey Boo Boo was apparently too good to be true. Twitchy apologizes for the error.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Let me know when Mickey Rooney signs up.

    Also, Spanky, Alfalfa and Robert Blake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    bet it was honey boo boo!

  • Frank Drebin

    Shirley you cant be serious!

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      And please stop calling me Shirley!
      PS– cop my pic? <===

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      And please stop calling me Shirley!
      PS– cop my pic? <===

  • nc

    Shirley Temple and Viagra in the same sentence.
    #ThingsINeverThoughtIWouldSee