Twitter had Clint Eastwood fans up in arms on Thursday for suspending an account purportedly belonging to the actor following a pro-Trump tweet.
“Thank you America, I don’t have long left to live but now I know the last few years will be great, I can’t thank you enough #PresidentTrump,” tweeted @EastwoodUSA, just hours after the race was called for The Donald.
The social media site apparently wasn’t a fan of the tweet, and chose to suspend the account a short time after — sparking cries of censorship throughout the night.
But it turns out that “the man with no name” is also the man with no Twitter — and it was never he who wrote the message.
“STOP POSING AS MY DAD EVERYONE KNOWS HE WOULD NOT KNOW HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA,” tweeted the actor’s daughter, Morgan Eastwood.
“Everyone knows this isn’t really his account. I would know.”
Still, the fact that an account was deleted immediately after sending a tweet praising the president-elect irked many users.
“It’s official — voicing support for ‘Our’ President elect is now ‘hate speech,’” wrote one user.
“Censorship and authoritarism [sic] show their claws on Twitter again,” added another.