Kate Winslet becomes latest victim of ‘Fakebooking’
The Titanic star now also has the accolade of having the most sites devoted to her by internet pranksters on the Facebook site.entertainment Updated: Feb 23, 2009 21:02 IST
Oscar-nominated actress Kate Winslet has become the latest victims of the ‘Fakebooking’ trend.
The Titanic star, who is tipped to win the best actress award at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, now also has the accolade of having the most sites devoted to her by internet pranksters on the Facebook site.
One fake account, which claimed to have been set up by Winslet, was closed by monitors after she called Angelina Jolie a ‘fat-lipped crazy cow’, reports Times Online.
False sites in Winslet''s name have overtaken the number created for Britney Spears, the singer, Sarah Palin, the colourful Republican former vice-presidential candidate, and President Barack Obama.
On Friday, there were still a dozen Facebook sites claiming to have been set up by Miss Winslet, several with nude photographs illegally lifted from her Oscar-nominated film The Reader.
However, they were mild versions of the dozens of often libellous sites that have been removed since last weekend.
In one, Winslet appeared to be engaged in a war of words with Jolie, calling her a "blood-sucking vampire".
A fake Jolie responded: "Now I know why you pretended to forget my name at the Golden Globes, bitch. I''m getting out my favorite [sic] blade and I''ll be waiting for you on the red, red carpet."
Some reports have claimed that up to 40 per cent of Facebook''s 70 million accounts are fake.
The company has tried to clean the site up by ‘deauthorising’ thousands of entries, in the process managing to delete a handful of genuine celebrity sites, including David Beckham''s Los Angeles Galaxy account.
First Published: Feb 23, 2009 21:00 IST