Gleeks everywhere were left stunned today when Internet hackers took over Chris Colfer’s Twitter account and informed his followers that he had been fired from the TV show.
Hackers posted a message on the 24-year-old’s social networking page suggesting Colfer had been let go due to “personal issues”.
Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) July 3, 2014
Colfer’s representative was quick to react and she assured fans the message was a hoax.
She stated, “It’s not true. His Twitter account has been hacked. He will indeed be back for the final season.”
The show will return to TV screens for its last season this fall.
A spokesperson for show producers at 20th Century Fox have also issued a statement, which reads:
“We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”