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This Female Twitter Comic Was Actually a Man Pretending to Be His Own Wife

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25.02.2019

A few months ago, I decided to delete the Twitter app off my phone and to stay off the site on nights and weekends. I smugly bragged about my ability to set boundaries to anyone who’d listen, and endeavored to live my life more mindfully, to appreciate the tangible world in front of me instead of endlessly scrolling through my phone screen. “I’m basically Thoreau now,” I thought, every time I looked at a tree, or at a rat running across the garbage river in the subway tracks. So, how’s that experiment going? Based on the fact that I’ve spent the past 48 hours muttering “he’s his own wife and she’s leaving him,” not great.

For those of you whose brains haven’t been thoroughly poisoned by the internet, allow me to unpack the demented Twitter scandal that unfolded over the weekend.

It all concerns @ElleOhHell, an account which had 24,000 followers and posted a litany of twee and predictable jokes that routinely wound up on........

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