'What a sh*tty thing to do': Gilbert Gottfried's Twitter HACKED hours after comedian's death
Gilbert Gottfried's Twitter account was hacked hours after his family announced the news of comedian's death on Tuesday, April 12. As per reports, Gottfried died at the age of 67 from a heart abnormality called ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II.
Shortly after the announcement of the comedian's death, his twitter bio was changed to "hacked by @yeatarchive on IG," an account that no longer exists on Instagram. The hacker retweeted lewd messages and promoted various OnlyFans accounts to the comedian's followers. One of the tweets on the comedian account read: "I’m dead because of @yeatarchive on IG. F–k that mf." The OnlyFans' page @yeatarchive later tweeted, "I didn't hack that actor stop sending me death threats."
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i didnt hack that actor stop sending me death threats— щхуьахфщцтйзч ызм (@YeatArchive) April 12, 2022
The hacker also retweeted a user's "Retweet if you eat a**", while another was from a male OnlyFans star Dimetimez. "Why the f**k did @RealGilbert just retweet my OF promo after he died??", asked confused Dime, before adding in other tweets, "WHAT IS HAPPENING" and "This is so f***ed up." All the inappropriate posts have now been removed from Gottfried's account.
Why the fuck did @RealGilbert just retweet my OF promo after he died ??— Dime (@Dimetimez) April 12, 2022
After it was known that Gottfried's account was hacked and the comedian didn't post any of these lewd tweets and retweets, several social media users expressed their disgust with the alleged hacking. One wrote, "People are idiots. Gilbert Gottfried’s Twitter account was just hacked. Be warned." Another asked, "How can someone be this evil?." Someone else commented, "They hacked his account to advertise their onlyfans... what the f**k".
One added, "Wow. What a shitty thing to do." Another wrote, "I reported it as being hacked. There's an endless amount of hateful people ready to take advantage of any situation." Someone else suggested, "Everyone should report the account as hacked as soon as possible. Hopefully a flood of reports will have twitter clean it up quickly." Another added, "That's not cool at all. Why would someone put out info like this? I hope the family and him are doing well today. Not cool at all!!!."
One user added, "I saw that and reported it. Looks like it’s been handled already and hopefully it doesn’t happen again. His family doesn’t need that." Another quipped, "I’m not saying it’s OK, I’m just saying I bet Gilbert would approve," with several others agreeing to the comment. Gottfried's page was briefly deleted after it was hacked and now it has been restored with the bio: "In memorium [sic]."
Gottfried began doing standup comedy at the age of 15. By the 1980s, he had appeared on 'Late Night with David Letterman' and had a short stint on 'Saturday Night Live.' The comedian also voiced lago, Jafar's sidekick in Disney's 'Aladdin'.
Meanwhile the comedian's family kept the details of his death to a minimum. The family's statement on Twitter read: "We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor. Love, the Gottfried family."
April 12, 2022
People are idiots. Gilbert Gottfried’s twitter account was just hacked. Be warned.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 12, 2022
How can someone be this evil? https://t.co/jmjb8FQ4Zo— D In Colorado (@noble_darrin) April 13, 2022
They hacked his account to advertise their onlyfans... what the fuck 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/p3CUlaIs4c— MicahChips (@CrispsShot) April 13, 2022
Wow. What a shitty thing to do. https://t.co/1Jo9JWjyrn— Jesús Malverde (@DJTosin) April 12, 2022
I reported it as being hacked.— MeidasMighty_Michelle (@THC4U2C) April 12, 2022
There's an endless amount of hateful people ready to take advantage of any situation.
Everyone should report the account as hacked as soon as possible. Hopefully a flood of reports will have twitter clean it up quickly.— Joe 🇨🇦 (@joemorin73) April 12, 2022
That's not cool at all. Why would someone put out info like this? I hope the family and him are doing well today. Not cool at all!!! pic.twitter.com/8F6UtHihv8— Cartier (@cartierrowlette) April 12, 2022
I saw that and reported it. Looks like it’s been handled already and hopefully it doesn’t happen again. His family doesn’t need that.— AltUSCustoms 🇺🇦 (@alt_uscbp) April 12, 2022
I’m not saying it’s OK, I’m just saying I bet Gilbert would approve.— Nate Frey (@NateCFrey) April 12, 2022