The hostile takeover of the account was revealed Thursday by Ashley Tschudin, who runs social media for the beloved Birman. (As much as one would like to imagine Choupette’s very own paws are behind these wildly popular social media accounts, there is alas a human controller.)
“ATTENTION!” Tschudin wrote in a tweet from her ChoupettesDiary account. “Somebody hacked my Instagram & changed the PW.”
Oddly enough, whoever has tapped into the account hadn’t worked up the courage to make any posts — the most recent Choupette post before the hack was from a week ago.
The Choupette Instagram has more than 96,000 followers, with 51,000 on Twitter — and as of press time, Tschudin had regained control of the account, she confirmed. “Not sure what happened exactly but for [one] week I lost my precious Choupette account and no one could see how beautiful she was,” Tschudin said in an email. “I was lucky in that whoever took over the account and changed the password didn’t delete or post anything but not everyone is so lucky.”
If the return to Choupette-heavy content doesn’t bring a sigh of relief, we don’t know what will. Purrr……