Sia warns fans of fake social media accounts -
Sia photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sia photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sia warns fans of fake social media accounts

by on November 27, 2018

in News

Sia has apologised to her fans for the “anxiety and distress” caused by impostors pretending to be her on social media.

Sia’s team issued a statement on her Twitter and Instagram feeds warning them of fake Sia accounts posting on sites like Tumblr, Pinterest, and the photo-sharing site.

“It’s come to our attention that someone is impersonating Sia on Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and other social networks,” the post read. “The only place Sia occasionally posts is here on Twitter. We’re sorry for any anxiety or distress these imposters (sic) have caused any of you. Be careful out there and have an amazing holiday season.”

Replying to comments on the Instagram post, the 42-year-old’s team later clarified that the account was hers but run by staff – as she only shares her personal thoughts on Twitter.

“Sia isn’t the one running the account,” their response explained. “It’s run by #teamsia. She only personally posts on Twitter and even that’s rare because she would really rather stay away from social media and hang out with her dogs.”

Despite being one of the world’s biggest popstars, the reclusive singer is fiercely protective of her privacy and usually dons a wig that obscures her face to perform and appear in promotional videos.

Sia is the latest celebrity asking fans to beware of people impersonating them, as Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt warned of a “pervy” man using his name and image to hit on fans. Idris Elba also highlighted a scam involving criminals pretending to be him in order to get social media users to send money to fake charities he had supposedly endorsed, while a fraudulent Justin Bieber was charged with sex offences last year (17).

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio



Related Posts

Chris Brown, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Police visit Chris Brown over Offset feud

Chris Brown recently received a visit from police officers over concerns for his welfare following his online feud with Offset.

3 days ago
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Drake thanks Toronto Mayor for recognizing his Grammy win

Drake has thanked the Mayor of Toronto John Tory for lighting up his hometown's landmarks on Monday night (11Feb19) to celebrate his Grammys win.

3 days ago
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Ryan Seacrest Slammed for ‘WTF Was That’ Grammy Moment

Ryan Seacrest has been slammed for his cringeworthy interview with Lady Gaga.

4 days ago
The Audreys
The Audreys are heading to Memo Music Hall

Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall will head to Memo Music Hall this weekend as The Audreys activate for 2019.

5 days ago
T.I., music news,
Rapper T.I. Calls For Gucci Backlash

Rapper T.I. and Russell Simmons are urging fans to boycott Italian fashion house Gucci following the release of an insensitive clothing item that appears to poke fun at black people.

6 days ago
Hilltop Hoods - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hilltop Hoods to open for Eminem in Australia and New Zealand

Eminem has chosen Adelaide rappers Hilltop Hoods as his opening act in Australia.

February 8, 2019
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Pink Awarded Special BRIT Award

The BRIT Awards 2019 announces that multi-million selling global pop icon P!NK will be honoured with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at this year’s ceremony, which takes place Wednesday 20th February. P!NK will be the first international artist to receive this award.

February 8, 2019