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Brian Houston Says His X Account Was Hacked, But The Internet Isn’t Buying It

Brian Houston Says His X Account Was Hacked, But The Internet Isn’t Buying It

Brian Houston, the former global lead pastor of Hillsong Church, has come under fire after saying his account on X was hacked after a rather, uh, interesting post appeared.

Late Tuesday night, Houston’s account shared a tweet that read, “Ladies and girls kissing.”

The tweet was posted at 11:41 p.m. (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on Feb. 20, and remained on Houston’s account for 16 minutes before it was removed. At 11:57 p.m., another account appeared to offer some much-needed clarification.

“I think my Twitter may have been hacked,” the post read.

By then, however, the floodgates to X had been opened. Users responded to the pastor asking what was he doing, how did he get his account back so quickly, and why — of all things — did a hacker write only those four words? They also began speculating quickly that there was no hacker and rather Houston somehow mistook X for Google.

There were hundreds of comments responding to Houston’s post, and although most of the replies were NSFW, we found a few safe ones:

Eventually, one of Houston’s assistants shared some further clarity on her own account (later retweeted by Houston) asking everyone to “disregard anything that seems out of the ordinary.”

Houston has remained mostly quiet since resigning from his position as Hillsong global pastor two years ago after being placed on a disciplinary sabbatical due to issues of substance abuse and inappropriate conduct involving women. He also was facing trial for allegedly hiding child sex offenses that were perpetrated by his father Frank Houston, although Brian was acquitted of the charges last year.

For now, Houston shared that he is spending his time working on a “very authentic and transparent” autobiography. Here’s hoping this infamous tweet will be included.

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