Celebrity parody accounts has got to be one of the most bizarre elements of social media.
Parody accounts basically entail an anonymous nobody takes up the online persona of a famous person, labels theirs (deep within the bio) a “fan” or “parody” account, while actually parodying nothing about the figure in question, and enjoys the adulation of fans and followers who don’t check bios or haven’t learned to look for the blue “verified” checkmark next to a celebrity’s name.
Screen siren Betty Kyallo has been a victim of a very notorious Facebook impersonator who had acquired a huge following of over three hundred thousand unsuspecting followers. Thanks to Facebook, Betty’s troubles with the notorious impersonator are over, after the page was taken down. A happy Betty posted on social media;
“Finally the fake Facebook account that has been impersonating me to the point it had 362,000 followers has been deactivated. 🙂🙂You can now follow the legitimate fan page that is verified (Blue tick plus blue dress) for continued proper interactions on Facebook. I only have 2 pages on Facebook; Betty Mutei Kyallo and that fan page.👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼”