Wendi Deng's Twitter Account Is—Gasp!—a Fake

@wendi_deng is not actually Mrs. Rupert Murdoch
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2012 10:07 AM CST
Wendi Deng's Twitter Account Is—Gasp!—a Fake
In this July 13, 2011 file photo, producer Wendi Deng attends a special screening of 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' hosted by the Cinema Society at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

If you spent the weekend glued to Rupert Murdoch's newly launched Twitter account (sample tweet about St. Barth's: "too many people") and found glee in the public admonishments wife Wendi Deng tweeted his way (sample: "RUPERT!! delete tweet!!"), some bad news. Her account is, shockingly, a fake (though Twitter marked it as verified.) Let the shock wear off, then read the latest from @wendi_deng, posted about an hour ago: "Hello Twitter. As News International has finally come to their senses, it's time to confirm that yes, this is a fake account. I'm not Wendi."

Among the avalanche of fun from @wendi_deng since:

  • "But I'm definitely not married to Rupert Murdoch."
  • "The thought terrifies me. Imagine his whispered sweet nothings."
  • "And yes, to answer some tweets, of course I'm now in fear of Wendi coming to sort me out with a swift kick."
  • "I also never made personal jokes about Wendi Deng. It would have been very easy, for instance, to go on and on about the foam pie incident."
  • "Oh, and I'm not Jonny Marbles either. Really. I'm a nobody. Not an aspiring comedy writer. Not anything."
The Hollywood Reporter notes that News Corp had maintained that the verified account was a fake; a rep directed questions about how that verification came to pass to Twitter. (More Wendi Deng stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.