Former Texas governor Rick Perry was among the public figures and celebrities who fell for an Instagram hoax that took over the photo-sharing platform earlier this week.
The hoax claimed this was all avoidable if users reposted the message. So that's what Perry did on his personal account with the message "Feel free to repost!! #nothanksinstagram."
Instagram / governorperry
"With this statement, I give notice to Instagram it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents," the hoax reads.
Kind of makes you wonder what's going on in Perry's DMs.
Facebook, Instagram's parent company, has since confirmed that the message is completely false
Perry wasn't the only famous figure to share the message. Julia Roberts, Usher, Tom Holland and Judd Apatow were among those tricked by the hoax.
Still, Perry faced quite a bit of snark
for sharing the message.
The Trump cabinet member has since deleted the post and replaced it with a similar message poking fun at the hoax.
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