Feature | May 10, 2016
Twitter Responds to the YACHT Sex Tape Hoax


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UPDATE: YACHT have issued an official apology.

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By now, you’ve probably heard about this whole YACHT sex tape thing. If you haven’t, the bands first post on the matter is a good place to start…

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A band — that is also a couple — gets their sex tape stolen and released to the public? That’s a violation of privacy in just about anybody’s book. And naturally, the band’s friends and fans came out and showed their support on Twitter.

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Some, however, thought there was something fishy about the situation…

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Turns out, the story behind the initial post wasn’t as earnest as it was made out to be. Jezebel broke the news…

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A PR stunt? Sort of. YACHT’s PR company was not in on it…

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Needless to say, the Internet wasn’t too kind on the band after the news broke out. And for good reason…

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Twitter also had some fun with the whole thing…

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YACHT was event the target of a Kim Kardashian sub-tweet…

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YACHT then responded to the backlash…

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It didn’t seem to do much difference…

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