Spare a thought for one man from Scotland called Steve Bannon.
“Proud Scot living in England,” this man’s Twitter bio patiently explains. “Happily married with 3 lovely daughters. Nothing to do with US politics or running the White House etc.”
The vitriol leveled at his @SteveBannon handle took on a particularly obscene dimension this week after new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci launched a vulgar attack on the former Breitbart News executive.
People online responded to Scaramucci’s comments, but many erroneously directed their barbs at the Scottish Bannon instead of the one in Washington, D.C.:
Not hanging by any thread my friend. Enjoying the 1st week of the summer holidays with my wife and family. Thanks for your concern though x
— Steve Bannon (@SteveBannon) July 28, 2017
Is it true that you sir don’t have the brains to source the correct Steve Bannon on Twitter
— Steve Bannon (@SteveBannon) July 27, 2017
Here’s hoping that social media users will double-check who they’re messaging if and when the next scandal breaks.
The Scottish Steve Bannon has pinned a helpful message for any Twitter wags looking to converse with a certain armchair eschatologist: