There was a lot of buzz after word got out that singer Morrissey had supposedly joined Twitter.

https://twitter.com/itsmorrissey/status/466651029879418880

https://twitter.com/itsmorrissey/status/466688743936520194

And then it got confusing.

Rolling Stone cited the former Smiths singer’s “quasi-official fan club site,” which published a quote attributed to Morrissey saying the @ItsMorrissey Twitter handle is “bogus.”

However, at the time of this post’s publication, the account still has a blue “verified” check mark:

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And if you click on the blue “verified” check mark, you’re taken to the Twitter FAQ page, where this explanation appears:

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So what’s going on? Opinions vary:

https://twitter.com/cornax/status/467408689834762240


https://twitter.com/sorrowwaited/status/467407809005768704

There are all sorts of possibilities, but for now the mystery of who’s behind @ItsMorrissey remains unsolved.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct an error in the quote from Rolling Stone. The publication referred to Morrissey’s “quasi-official fan club site,” not his “quasi-official website.” Twitchy regrets the error.

This post has been updated with additional tweets.