Oh, no! Internet fame quickly turned on ‘Damn, Daniel’ creator Joshua Holz when a hacker took over his Twitter account and deleted the viral video.
Joshua Holz is learning the hard way that being part of a viral internet sensation is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Poor Josh! The mastermind behind “Damn, Daniel” had his Twitter account hacked on Monday, Feb. 29, reports Just Jared. The 14-year-old internet celebrity was obviously targeted, because when the hacker gained access to Josh’s account the first thing they did was delete the original “Damn, Daniel” video. Ack!
Unfortunately, it is also being reported that whoever hacked Josh’s account used it to post things about “white power” and the Ku Klux Klan. As soon as Josh got his account back, he tweeted an apology to his 168k followers.
“got my account back. they’re are some really sick people out there and I’m sorry you guys had to see all that,” Josh wrote, clearly upset that his account had been compromised. Well, we’re glad to see that he got it back!
Josh’s first order of business once he got his Twitter back? Working on getting the video back, too! He tweeted “#getthevideoback” in hopes of getting a trend started so that Twitter could help him out — and it WORKED!
“GOT THE VIDEO BACK !!!!” Josh announced late Monday night, shortly before x restored the original video tweet from Feb. 15. Talk about getting lucky!
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