For months it has been assumed that the Twitter account @therealbuckyc was another in a vast sea of fakes set up for humor purposes. With tweets like “I just learnt that hybrid cars aren’t actually 2 differnt cars smashed together” and “Sombody ask Rocky where I put my keys lass night man we got soo drunk,” followers were certain some prankster was just playing on the running gag that Covington is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Followers have frequently “retweeted” comments that they found funny and attempted to engage in conversation with the supposed fake tweeter, to no avail. While the majority of readers seemed entertained, actual Bucky fans were up in arms over the assumed slights against their favorite singer.
Twitter user @buckylover234 said this: “Your just jelious of Bucky’s fame and fortune and u could never be like him.” Twitterer @covingtonbrosrule wrote: “I’m really tired of all these fake twitter accts, especially u, *sshole” after @therealbuckyc said “I love it when mama cook pancakes and bakin’ for supper i liike surup on them.”
The “fake” Bucky was oddly accurate about tour dates and other information pertinent to the actual singer’s career, but few paid attention to these specific details when they were overshadowed in tweets like “I’m playing in Murphysburrow tonight! I wonder is if named after somebody named Murphy’s donky roflamo?”
This week it was revealed that @therealbuckyc is legitimately run by Covington when he mentioned it in an interview with The 9513. “Man, I’m on the Twitter now, so make sure your readers friend me… it’s uh, the ‘at’ sign then thereelbuckyc (sic)” said Covington.
The account, which remains unverified, has most recently been the source of this tweet: “I got stuck in a revoving door at the Hilton yesterday for like 3 minutes lol!”