Disney fans around the world were left confused and outraged when a fake Disney account was given a verified status on Twitter.
The account, which had been impersonating the family-friendly entertainment company for over a year, was suddenly granted the coveted blue tick last week, sending shockwaves through the Twittersphere.
"I can't believe it!" gasped one Twitter user, who wished to remain anonymous. "I've been applying for verified status for ages and all I get is rejected. But this fake Disney account just waltzes in and gets it without even trying? It's not fair!"
The public was quick to point out that the fake Disney account had actually gained more followers than the official Disney Twitter account, which currently has 6.5 million followers compared to the fake account's 7 million.
"Maybe Twitter is just biased towards celebrities," suggested one Twitter user, referring to the recent controversy involving Britney Spears' conservatorship battle.
A spokesperson for Twitter attempted to explain the situation, stating that "Our verification process is rigorous and thorough, but unfortunately, mistakes can happen. We will be conducting a review to ensure that this doesn't happen again in the future."
Meanwhile, celebrities associated with Disney have remained tight-lipped about the situation. However, sources close to Miley Cyrus have suggested that she was "devastated" she wasn't the one to be verified.
"I've been working hard to promote my new album and all I get is ignored by Twitter," Cyrus reportedly said. "But this fake Disney account gets all the attention? I mean, what do I have to do? Pretend I'm someone else for a decade?"
Despite the outrage, the fake Disney account has shown no signs of slowing down, with more and more people following it every day.
As one Twitter user put it: "If this is what it takes to get verified on Twitter, sign me up! Fake or not, Disney always wins in the end."