Piers Morgan’s fans were left shocked in the early hours of Tuesday as offensive tweets were dished out from his Twitter account which was hacked overnight.
Gatekeepers News reports that the hackers, who identified themselves as the ‘chuckling squad’, renamed Piers’s account several times with offensive language, and posted a series of offensive tweets aimed at the monarchy, celebrities and other political issues.
The hack went on for almost one hour before the page was then completely wiped.
“BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Tate has been found shot dead in Dubai,” one of the tweets by the hackers claimed.
The hackers also tweeted ‘f** the queen,’ while another tweet referred to pop singer Ed Sheehan as a ‘ginger p*k” – and later upped the stakes by branding him a “ginger f**er”.
Concerned fans and followers quickly reacted to the rude remarks – with many petitioning Twitter to highlight that Piers’s account had clearly been hacked, while some interacted with the account – with one demanding the apparent hackers leak Piers’s DMs.
The hackers, however, responded to claim there was “nothing interesting” within the private messages.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not spared as the hackers sent a public message demanding he get a haircut and branding him an ‘ugly bum’.
After approximately an hour of chaos, it appeared Twitter took control of the situation as most of the offensive tweets were suddenly wiped from the account and replaced with a message stating: “This Tweet is unavailable.”
The bio of Piers’s account was also wiped – while images that had been in his profile and banner were also removed, seemingly bringing an end to the hackers’ chaotic run.