Twitter pranksters struck again yesterday when Billy Ray Cyrus was tricked into retweeting a picture of JIMMY SAVILE.
‘Jake imo’ tweeted the Country and Western star and dad of Miley to say: “Hi pal, it’s my Granddads birthday today and he’s a huge fan. He’d love a RT!”.
The cheeky user, who has just 71 followers, attached a picture of sick sex fiend Savile wearing a tracksuit while chomping on a cigar.
Cyrus, an American who is unlikely to know about the dead man’s crimes, dutifully obliged by retweeting the message to his 1.72 million followers.
It was retweeted hundreds of times with dozens of users commenting beneath the 53-year-old musician’s social media mishap.
One user said: “can’t believe he retweeted this, what is it recently with these stichups” (sic).
Another added: “Billy, that’s notorious British paedophile, Jimmy Savile.”
Cyrus is the second high-profile American to be fooled into retweeting a picture of a notorious English sex criminal this week.
Donald Trump said he was considering legal action after innocently tweeting a picture of serial killers Fred and Rose West.
Cheeky Philip Bradbury had sent the billionaire a picture of the killers with the message: “My parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration. Can you pls RT for their memory?”
The tweet went viral and Trump hit back, saying: “I guess this teaches you not to be nice or trusting.”