While heavy snows kept many people busy yesterday, Taylor Swift had to deal with another very distracting issue: both her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked. However, the Grammy winner remained calm and, once she regained control, just shook it off (we couldn't resist!).
Her compromised Twitter profile tweeted out to more than 51 million fans (Swift has the fourth largest following on Twitter) to follow someone claiming to be the leader of “Lizard Squad,” according to USA Today. Her Instagram account, which was also reportedly hacked, shared a photo encouraging her 20 million Instagram fans to follow someone involved in the takeover. That message was also quickly deleted.
She learned of the hijinx from a text from Paramore singer Hayley Williams, who received a major shout-out Swift:
Williams had an equally clever response:
🏆 here's to the proof that you can win an MVP award for just basically sitting on the Internet for too long. @taylorswift13 💘— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) January 27, 2015
However, we think our favorite response was Swift's first tweet after the incident:
Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack...— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 27, 2015
The lesson here? Don't mess with Taylor Swift, especially when it comes to social media!