“If you follow or communicate with someone who you think is or presents like me…it’s not me”
James Hetfield, leader of Metallicshared a message warning his fans that if they’re chatting with him on social media, well, it’s not him.
Hetfield doesn’t frequent social media, but he used Metallica’s Twitter account to warn his fans against the proliferation of fake accounts.
He wrote : “People online impersonated me, spread misinformation and caused harm to other people. There are imposters and predators. It’s out of my control, but you can control who you choose to contact. Be careful on social media and check people’s profiles carefully before contacting them.”
“To be clear…I am not on any of the social media, Facebook, Instagram etc. The only connection I have with social media is through the official Metallica website and official Metallica social media.”
“If you follow or communicate with someone who you think is or presents like me… it’s not me. I hope this helps those who have been or are being cheated and are ashamed to talk about it.”
“With love and respect, James ‘Papa Het’ Hetfield.”
Last November, Metallica surprised fans with the release of a new single, Lux Æterna, and the announcement of their 12th studio album, 72 seasonswhich will arrive on April 14.
The musicians also revealed details of an extensive world tour scheduled for 2023 and 2024 (with two concerts in France).
Metallica – Eternal Light:
Papa Het would like you to read this… pic.twitter.com/UPYamfaTY8
— Metallica (@Metallica) January 14, 2023
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