Jake Owen issued a public service announcement to his 2 million Twitter followers today (March 16). Speaking from his Twitter pulpit (what looks to be his walk-in closet), Jake spoke for two-plus minutes about Twitter “dumbasses” who try to scam folks out of their money and time.
Check out his soliloquy below, as well as the video post.
“Hey, what’s up my friends. I need to address something here. There seems to be a lot of people complaining about these fake [social media] accounts, not just on my behalf, but a lot of us artists out there. There are dumbasses out there that are trying to scam you guys out of—whether it’s money, whether it’s your time, whatever it is—but before you spend your time not only entertaining them, but then sending me messages and every other artist telling us there’s fake accounts out there. These people have like 20 followers, so it’s obvious that they’re not me or whoever it may be. I’ve seen Randy Houser talk about it. I’ve seen Lee Brice talk about it. I’ve seen . . . I’ve seen everyone talk about it, Luke Bryan. Like, look, there will always be people in the world that are [mouths the F-word as an adjective] idiots. So ignore these people. Don’t give them the time of day. If they reach out to you in a direct message telling you that they need your money or they need you to help them out because life’s so tough on the road, just tell them to piss off, because the more you guys entertain these people, the more they’re going to continue doing what they’re doing. I sincerely apologize that you guys are having to deal with this sort of thing. I speak on behalf of all of us as artists, we would never do that to you. We would never send personal messages asking you guys to send us money and help us. You help us more than you could imagine by just being you and coming out to our shows, supporting us and singing our songs. So [flashes the middle finger] screw those people, and, come on, we love you guys. Let’s put an end to this and put an end to these dumbasess out there that consider themselves to be capitalizing off of other people’s success and the fact that you guys are loyal fans. So, hope you know, I feel for you. I wish there was something I could do about it where . . . we’re always in the fight to end this sort of nonsense, but I wanted you to hear it from me first as opposed to just sending out a tweet. Love you guys, and adios.”
For all the people asking about fake accounts… LISTEN UP. pic.twitter.com/NXo5HUg4KG
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) March 16, 2017