A tweet, allegedly from Will Smith, contrasting the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin with the flour bombing of Kim Kardashian, went viral on Twitter Tuesday before it was proven to be fake.
WE live in America where a girl that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site. But the man who KILLED Trayvon Martin is still free, the tweet from @ReaIWiIISmith read, referring to George Zimmerman. A screenshot, along with the tweet, went viral on Tuesday, and was even retweeted by celebrities such as Spike Lee and Rosie O'Donnell, according to Radar.
Problem is: Will Smith does not have an account on Twitter.
The bogus account poses as being the official Twitter account for the former Fresh Prince, including a photo of Smith, replacing the L's in his name with I's.
And this is not the first tweet from a fake celebrity account regarding the Trayvon Martin case, which has garner an immense amount of media attention recently.
On Saturday, a fake tweet from the bogus Twitter account of actor Will Ferrell, @RealFerrellWill, was posted, and retweeted by celebrities like Aziz Ansari.
R.I.P. Trayvon Martin, the tweet read. For every R-T this tweet gets, $1 will be donated to the #TrayvonMartin Foundation, which helps counteract racism.
However, Ferrell's - the real Will Ferrell - publicist Matt LaBov dispelled rumors about the Twitter account, which did not belong to the comedian, and the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which does not exist.
He doesn't have a Twitter page, LaBov told E! News. He's had a lot of imposters over the years just like Seth Rogan and a lot of other celebrities and unfortunately there's no way Twitter seems to get a handle on verifying who's who. It's unfortunate there are not better safeguards in place.
The fake account was suspended on Twitter.
The Trayvon Martin case gained national attention when civil rights leaders called upon Florida investigators to reopen the case, where the Florida teen was shot by Zimmerman, who said he acted in self-defense.
The tweet from the fake Will Smith account also referred to animal rights activist Christina Cho, who dumped flour on Kim Kardashian at the London West Hollywood Hotel during a promotion for her new fragrance.