In today’s round of “Why is a celebrity trending on Twitter,” our subject is Joe Keery. The Stranger Things star is not dead, has not contracted a horrible disease, and has not been canceled for saying something awful and dumb. He hasn’t given himself a quarantine haircut. It’s not his birthday (which was why British gift to the world Tim Curry was trending yesterday). Instead, he’s been hacked.
Around 4 AM Eastern Daylight Time, @joe_keery started sending strange tweets, many of which have been suspended by Twitter. However, some flabbergasted fans snagged screenshots.
Trigger warning: the following screenshots contain a racial slur and mention of sexual abuse.
I’m crying Joe Keery’s (from Stranger Things) Twitter is hacked rn and the hacker has no chill whatsoever pic.twitter.com/qe7NrUb1HZ— rachel ★彡 | CRAVITY (@sparklingsunwoo) April 20, 2020
someone hacked joe keery and is posting the most horrible things. i hope they are working on this now and that he’s okay. this is a bad hack guys pic.twitter.com/axs3AVPIgJ— Aaliyah (@elevensighs) April 20, 2020
RIGHT WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO GO TO BED I FIND OUT JOE KEERY WAS HACKED AND OH MY GOD I- pic.twitter.com/skrlKIB3c1— issa ✧ nsfr (@starkssxth) April 20, 2020
An account called Aqua took credit, and urged people to follow a private Instagram account to see “leaked DM’s.”
Aqua up on this fucking bitch as usual. #ChucklingSquad— Joe Keery (@joe_keery) April 20, 2020
In exchange for following the Insta account, Aqua—through Keery’s handle—promised to give fans of the ingendude a follow. Then, Aqua retweeted those who took advantage.
Here’s how others reacted to Keery’s Twitter being hacked.
Joe Keery’s Twitter vs. Joe Keery who is most definitely asleep right now pic.twitter.com/JC93AuRRlI— kyle (@VeryKyle) April 20, 2020
joe keery when he sees his twitter pic.twitter.com/wgyXzfY6sl— ɐuɐıp (@not_diana_) April 20, 2020
joe keery when he wakes up pic.twitter.com/5aXSr3WmVi— nsfr (@wlwcera) April 20, 2020
joe keery has to be sleeping so peacefully rn….. his publicist is blowing up his phone like it’s god damn armageddon but it’s on silent plugged in on his cute ikea night stand…… he’s having a nice little dream now but baby when that alarm goes off…… pic.twitter.com/Wgbz5KnMCH— harry styles stan (@1araquinn) April 20, 2020
Literally everyone to Joe Keery pic.twitter.com/y5bA5V1BKE— jay lyons ➐ (@jayy_lyonss) April 20, 2020
joes friends, publicist, everyone who knows him: bruh you’re been hacked— jessi (@hcrrington) April 20, 2020
joe keery: pic.twitter.com/c1KwAAMzEe
me reading Joe Keery’s hacked ass tweets at 4am pic.twitter.com/Vmj6jjSa1H— hailey🌚 (@hnicxle) April 20, 2020
joe keery’s privacy has been invaded & information about his projects could’ve been released, his friends’ & families’ privacy is effected too & all yall care about is a follow back. the audacity. pic.twitter.com/TYQQLxB9jE— 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗲 (@spideysbowie) April 20, 2020
Me realizing at 4:36 AM in 4/20/20 that joe keery got hacked 😇 pic.twitter.com/FtCtC6MH29— anyelika🌲 (@SgtPuppy_) April 20, 2020
Joe Keery peacefully sleeping while all of us wait for him to wake up pic.twitter.com/B2jtbzHvln— No Comment (@KidG0rge0us) April 20, 2020
As of writing this post, @joe_keery has not been suspended.