The One Direction Twitter hoax has people shocked and dismayed at what some people might do to meet a celebrity. As social media becomes a medium for people to meet others, it’s also a scary way to share information with the wrong individuals. On Wednesday, MTV Buzzworthy reported that Niall Horan shared a selfie that made the fans delighted, but for some reason it also started a Twitter hoax. People have made up accounts pretending to be Niall’s parents.
“My brother and Denise are the only ones with twitter so any of you pretending to be my parents! Stop ! It's actually really freaky!” tweeted Niall Horan from his official Twitter account on Wednesday night. The request has thousands of fans shocked as the idea of pretending to be Niall’s family to extract information sounds so wrong.
Of course, there are those fans (or maybe it is the gossip magazines) that will do anything for a nugget of information. Looking to find out more details than really is needed, pretending to be someone else is a way to trick a famous person. It could also be a way to try to steal the identity of the celebrity, putting the star's life and money in serious jeopardy.
Hopefully someday in the near future, Twitter will take measures to help stars who have these types of issues. Nobody should be allowed to pretend to be a family member of a celebrity unless that is really who they are!