Gossip detectives at IvyGate.com figured out Scout Willis, who attends Brown University, has been tweeting under the account name @BOUGPUNK. Below is a sampling of the messages the 20-year-old sent out in recent months:
A statement from a rep for Scout Willis addressed the disturbing tweets Thursday:
"In connection with a class assignment, in which students were asked to create a 'culture jam' or 'hoax,' three students created a satirical and fabricated Twitter account in which everything tweeted was fictional.
"This was done to illustrate how social media is utilized and that in today's social media culture, you can create a significant twitter following based entirely on fabricated lies, and that the more outrageous and controversial the fabricated statement, the more followers you will get.
"Current media interest in the fabricated Twitter school assignment appears to prove that point."
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