As of yesterday evening, the account had only tweeted five times: once thanking people for their support and rooting for Louisville, and four times responding to prominent Twitter users who had tweeted about Ware. (Ware’s real account appears to be @_Woody23; it hasn’t tweeted since January 2012.)
Since then, though, whoever thought this was a good idea has only gone farther with it.
3. The tweets started mostly as schlocky attempts at inspiration
13. The weirdest thing about it is that, as of now, there doesn’t seem to be an objective beyond just gaining followers — the sincerity of many of the tweets makes it seem like just a weird plea for attention.
The account has resumed tweeting this morning much the same as it left off: “For every dark night, there’s a brighter day” being an impressively dumb highlight. Although @KevinWare_5 remains live, it is in clear violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service, which forbids accounts from pretending to be real people without acknowledging themselves as parody.
18. UPDATE: @KevinWare_5 has been banned, as of 12:15 pm or so EST. Count one for decency.
19. UPDATE 2: Here’s another fake Ware account, @5KevinWare. Basically all it does is thank people, but it has 30,000 followers.