Alleged nude photos of Detroit Tigers player Justin Verlander were leaked in a massive hacking scandal on Aug. 31. When Justin returned for his first game start on Sept. 3, Twitter haters filled the internet with disses!
Three days after Justin Verlander, 31, and his girlfriend Kate Upton, 22, were victims of a major phone hack, Justin returned to the pitching mound against the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 3. During the game, haters went wild on Twitter to bash Justin after the scandal.
Justin Verlander Heckled: Player Ignores Nude Photo Scandal Hecklers At Game
Before the big game, HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned that Justin was “very nervous” that Cleveland fans were going to “get in his head and heckle him like crazy and taunt him over the pictures of his girlfriend and him being released” while he pitched on Sept. 3.
He was right about the hecklers — people went crazy on Twitter during the game!
While Justin’s team, the Detroit Tigers, took on the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 3, hundreds of Twitter users tweeted disses to him online. People from around the world took to Twitter to make jokes about the nude photo scandal, hate on Justin and talk about why the pitcher should be worried after the hack.
Read the latest diss tweets to Justin right here:
You’re gross @JustinVerlander
— Money Moochelle (@MsMoochelle) September 3, 2014
Let’s go @JustinVerlander we’ve all seen what you’re workin with. Go out there and let it hang tonight.
— Brann’s Cascade (@BrannsCascade) September 3, 2014
@JustinVerlander is gonna be way to distracted tonight knowing 100% of the crowd saw his shlong.
— Domenico Cancelliere (@d_cancelliere2) September 3, 2014
When I see Justin Verlander I just imagine him naked with Kate Upton
— Shawn Kintz (@TheRealKTRAIN) September 3, 2014
@JustinVerlander needs our support tonight he’s had a few “leaks” in his delivery lately
— Steve Zazaian (@stevenzazaian) September 3, 2014
I LOVE that Justin Verlander has to make his first humiliating start in Cleveland since his nude prom-pose selfies. #wreckhissoul
— Eli Burkholder (@About47Dollas) September 3, 2014
Work Justin Verlander’s pitch butt, I mean count.
— Michael (@MichaelFX) September 3, 2014
“I think at this point, we’ve all seen enough of Justin Verlander,” announcer after his next terrible outing.
— alex (@steven_lebron) September 3, 2014
So strange seeing Justin Verlander with pants on.
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) September 3, 2014
It looks like all the mean disses might have thrown Justin off. He left the game after six innings pitched!
Justin spoke out about the scandal before the big game — sort of. He told the press, “I’m not going to comment on my personal life. I never have and I never plan on it. I keep my personal life personal. The focus for me is on the Detroit Tigers. I don’t want to take any focus away from this team and what we’re trying to accomplish,” according to FoxNews. “Instead of everybody kind of sneaking around and getting questions at specific times, it’s just easier to say, ‘I’m not commenting on that. I’m trying to win a pennant.’”
Kate’s lawyer, Lawrence Shire, told HollywoodLife.com the following after the scandal: “This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
We feel for Justin and Kate right now. Dealing with a cruel hacker’s invasion of their privacy must be very difficult. We hope the hacker is brought to justice soon!
Do YOU think Justin’s handling this scandal well, HollywoodLifers? Let us know.
— Megan Ross