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15 Great Tweets That Were Stolen This Week

Now go unfollow a parody account.

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Every week, Twitter accounts recycle other people's viral tweets in an effort to build their own brand and make money. They call themselves "parody accounts," and as these tweet-stealing accounts grow, they can use their audience as a bargaining tool for ads they tuck between the viral tweets.

It happens a lot. Some tweets are stolen when they have hundreds of retweets, others when they have tens of thousands, but rest assured – if your tweet goes viral – it very well may end up on a tweet-stealing account.Recently, people have started to strike back against these accounts. For example, the Twitter account Kale Salad retweets popular tweets that have been stolen.
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It happens a lot. Some tweets are stolen when they have hundreds of retweets, others when they have tens of thousands, but rest assured – if your tweet goes viral – it very well may end up on a tweet-stealing account.

Recently, people have started to strike back against these accounts. For example, the Twitter account Kale Salad retweets popular tweets that have been stolen.

So, without further ado: Here are some of the best tweets that got stolen this week, so you can retweet them from the source.

1.

mike: "i can't believe it....." sully: "oh mike..." mike: "i'm on a t shirt!!!!!"

@checka_bookout / Twitter / Via Twitter: @checka_bookout

2.

Me saying "I'm back on my bullshit", but I was never off it.

@lancyloot / Twitter / Via Twitter: @lancyloot

3.

@kate_the_fox / Twitter / Via Twitter: @kate_the_fox

4.

its been 84 years but leonardo dicaprio and kate winslet are still out here playing with my weak shipper heart

@haarleyquin / Twitter / Via Twitter: @haarleyquin

5.

@shardaebriann / Twitter / Via Twitter: @shardaebriann

6.

Chameleons are fun cause they'll grab anything you give them.

@Emma_The_Ward / Twitter / Via Twitter: @Emma_The_Ward

7.

i love calling ppl "b" cus they never know what u mean. bitch? babe? barnacle boy? they'll never know

@vitacocoa / Twitter / Via Twitter: @vitacocoa

8.

Me after I go on a shopping spree to try and make myself feel better but I still don't feel better and now I'm broke

@bbylychee / Twitter / Via Twitter: @bbylychee

9.

@DanuelFetizanan / Twitter / Via Twitter: @DanuelFetizanan

10.

i was excited for the solar eclipse but this made me so sad

@tiffauy / Twitter / Via Twitter: @tiffauy

11.

I am a: 🔘 Man ⚪️ Woman Looking for: ⚪️ Men ⚪️ Women 🔘 my super suit TELL ME WHERE MY SUIT IS WOMAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE GREATER GOOD

@michaellbutlerr / Twitter / Via Twitter: @michaellbutlerr

12.

me every night ignoring my sleeping schedule & choosing to run through traumatic thoughts & what I would do in extr… https://t.co/Bma1yjrp6X

@jyoungwhite / Twitter / Via Twitter: @jyoungwhite

13.

me on my resume: im friendly, outgoing, and have a bright, bubbly personality! me at the interview:

@avacadogirl / Twitter / Via Twitter: @avacadogirI

14.

this goes for your pets + babies + your eyes!!! please be careful. it's from about 1-4 pm on Monday

@babyzooted / Twitter / Via Twitter: @babyzooted

15.

@MaudBernab / Twitter / Via Twitter: @MaudBernab

Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Julia Reinstein at julia.reinstein@buzzfeed.com.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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