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Huffington Post’s Twitter Account Hacked By Foul-Mouthed Homophobe

At 2pm on Sunday, a hacker who identified himself as “cloverfdch” hacked into the Huffington Post’s Twitter account and started sending out anti-gay messages to its nearly 1.5 million followers.

Arianna must be furious!

One tweet was directed at HuffPo’s Gay Voices channel, another was a greeting to “gay boys” (at right). Cloverfdch claims an affiliation with the New York Post, but no connection has been established.  (In his first hacked tweet, Cloverfdch calls Wes Anderson a “gay boy” in a response to a HuffPo article about the director’s comeback.)

By 2:10pm, however, the tweets were already deleted. And it doesn’t appear that the site itself, now co-owned by AOL, was hacked.

We’re updating our security software just in case!

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Jan 15, 2012
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  • 23 Comments
    • jason
      jason

      I never did like HuffPo’s Gay Voices section. It perpetuates the idea of segregation. I think we need to be out mingling rather than having our voices divided away.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Interesting
      Interesting

      @jason: then you must hate marketing and market analysis

      Jan 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Interesting,

      Marketing is just a way of making money. It’s got nothing to do with gay rights.

      Liberals like dividing gays because it gives them the opportunity to corner a market from which they can then make money.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soakman
      soakman

      There’s a big difference between “mingling” and assimilation. Never read the section myself. Just important to remember.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Olive Austin
      Olive Austin

      Yes, Jason, being invisible and ignored is much better. And so empowering…no, wait, that takes resources…and so marginalizing! Yes, much better.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Interesting
      Interesting

      @jason: I know what marketing is for. It can be for making money. It can also be for categorizing so people can quickly find information that might get lost in the shuffle of other information provided on the same site. The same with this gay specific site categorizes information so that people who are interested in can easily find it, and to let them know that the site covers it. In other words, while I would agree segregation is a bad thing if that’s all that one is doing, its not terribly realistic to expect gay people interested in gay content to easily be able to find it without such segmentation of the market. It has nothing to do with money per se. Nonprofits use marketing too.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Interesting
      Interesting

      @jason: By the way, segmentation is also useful for gay dating. Its all well and good to say we should all hang out,b ut when I am looking for a man to date, I want to know which one is gay so I don’t waste my time. You may have all thetime in the world to not care, and to say we should all just mingle, but I don’t.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Interesting
      Interesting

      @jason: by the way, I missed your nutty statement about Liberals. Right- the reason why gays are separated from straights is because Liberals want it. Its Liberals who are pushing anti-marriage and other discrimination against gays. Its Liberals who required gays to find spaces to hang out where they w ould feel say. You are totally nuts. I won’t waste anymore of my time.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I’m simply suggesting that gay men have blurred the line between the pursuit of their right to equality and the pursuit of segregation. When you base your life on a sex act, of course you’re going to want to be segregated. Segregation concentrates those who are alike, and thus makes it easier to score.

      The gay male scene has becoming one big dating club. That’s basically all it is.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soakman
      soakman

      @Jason Read some history man. If you feel likelier culture developed because we are hung up on sex you are clueless or blatantly denying the powerful forces of a common history. Its simple cause and effect dude, and in this case anything but intentional. The political and cultural forces of the world did not begin at your coming out party.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      @Mrs. Cynthia Rosenthal: but the penis and the rear end fit so well together!

      Jan 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @Mrs. Cynthia Rosenthal: Ahhh I see we have another resident troll. Second article you’ve commented on here.

      Oh, Queerty, here’s someone else for you to ban!!

      Jan 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JKB
      JKB

      @Mrs. Cynthia Rosenthal: And as you made them curious, your daughters now get booty bumped as often as possible. They must be quite grateful for your “advice”.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff Lassiter
      Jeff Lassiter

      @Shannon1981: I think she’s being satirical. Unlike Jason, who I suspect is not actually a gay man. He seems to hate everything about gay men anyway.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      I’ve never understood the appeal Queerty apparently has for people who like nothing to do with anything gay.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Donald
      Donald

      Wes Anderson is a gay boy.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @Jeff Lassiter: Nah, this is the second article I’ve seen her make homophobic remarks on.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bob
      bob

      @Mrs. Cynthia Rosenthal:

      HAHHAHAH so true. sodomy is illegal

      Jan 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @Mrs. Cynthia Rosenthal: Sorry…as much as you’d like them all, you just can’t have ALL of the penises for your vagina

      Jan 16, 2012 at 12:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mrs. Cynthia Rosenthal
      Mrs. Cynthia Rosenthal

      I love you all.

      Jan 16, 2012 at 6:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CMObrero
      CMObrero

      Hacking used to be impossible for bigots and stupid people to learn. It’s a shame. Those animals know now how to learn. u.u

      Jan 16, 2012 at 7:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC
      Robert in NYC

      @jason: Then you don’t know that many gay men or women to make such an absurd blanket statement stereotyping an entire group of people of which you know precious little or have been exposed to. You’re the prefect shill for the right wing. Do you really think single straight men aren’t thinking about sex when they see an attractive female and pursue her for a date? Do you really think single straight men and women aren’t having sex outside of marriage? The main reason why single people date is to enjoy one another and have sex and eventually some actually settle down, just like many in the gay population. What do you think is one of the underlying causes of straight divorce, adultery and philandering since the dawn of western civilization, at an all time high currently?

      Jan 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC
      Robert in NYC

      @jason: Then you don’t know that many gay men or women to make such an absurd blanket statement stereotyping an entire group of people of which you know precious little or have been exposed to. You’re the prefect shill for the right wing. Do you really think single straight men aren’t thinking about sex when they see an attractive female and pursue her for a date? Do you really think single straight men and women aren’t having sex outside of marriage? The main reason why single people date is mutual attractoin, enjoying one another, some fall in love and many have sex and eventually some actually settle down, just like many in the gay population. What do you think is one of the underlying causes of heterosexual divorce, adultery and philandering since the dawn of western civilization? It’s currently at an all time high.

      Jan 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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