Chris Rene Twitter Fail? (Disturbing)

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Uhm. This screengrab came from ONTD.

Reportedly, recovering addict and X Factor contestant Chris Rene was trying to DM one of his “friends” from Santa Cruz last night after his performance and he mistyped, then deleted the tweet.

Certainly, the message doesn’t prove that Chris is actually using. I hope he was joking with a friend. But it’s still a little unsettling. Hard drugs are hard to quit. Relapse rates are pretty high.

I still maintain that entering a high stakes, high pressure situation with only a couple of months of sobriety under Chris’s belt was risky.

ETA: Was the tweet a photoshop or a hack? It’s unclear at this point.

 
  • Anonymous

    I can not imagine what he was thinking when he tweeted this.  Good grief.

  • Anonymous

    Hm. weird. So, now Simon will get him booted as he did with Frankie in the UK show and bring back Drew?

  • PrimeTime Marketing

    Not good @MrChrisRene … poor poor judgement! And he had such a good night last night! #CompleteFail

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s a good question.  If Chris is really using illegal drugs while on the show, will Simon cover it up or give Chris the boot?  Then, will he bring back Drew or trump up some kind of fake side competition to bring back the most popular contestant who has been booted (who will be Drew, of course)?  Oh, the possibilities for more draaama!  lol

  • Anonymous

    Not a fan of his at all but there are those at IDF who have looked into it and found it might be fake.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt that this is legit. Frankly if it’s not maybe there was some risk posting it? Sounds sorta not like an addict would say.

  • Anonymous

    If so, that’s a pretty good photoshop job. But cries of “photoshop” is a typical reaction from stans when something this negative crops up.

  • Anonymous

    Or that your twitter was hacked.  Where have we heard that one before. :)

  • Anonymous

    oh my … :( 

  • http://twitter.com/rosequeens rose queen

    very well could be fake, or could be a reaction to all the hate, “let’s give them something to talk about” idk, but i wish him the best one way or the other.  hey JD i’m going to see our girl LaToya sat! :-)

  • Anonymous

    ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. this is the best thing to happen this season….but really, its probably simon trying to drum up controversy..wouldnt that be funny.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s just easier to either tell the truth and go for the sympathy of the public because it was somewhat a risky proposition for factor in the first place, or because unless the can give him a drug test, nothing can be proven he can say he was joking.

  • Anonymous

    If it’s fake, it’s more likely a hack. But wouldn’t Chris have tweeted that he was hacked?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that it’s real, otherwise Chris would have said something rather than just delete it.  Now, there are questions.  Was Chris just joking?  If so, why not tweet to that effect?  Is he really taking illegal drugs while on the show, and if so, what will Simon do about it?

  • http://twitter.com/Hey_Lady_ Amanda

    Mj please delete this post. It would be horrible if Chris IS using… but he deserves where he’s at he is very talented and is going to be big in the industry whether he wins or noy

  • Anonymous

    The judges had reservations about putting him through because of his sobriety.  Didn’t they make it a condition that he stay sober when they did  put him through?  It will be interesting how this plays out.  Not smart Chris.  Not smart at all. 

  • Anonymous

    What’s IDF??????

    Please someone say it isn’t so…..Cos it would be heartbreaking.. He was doing so well and so close… I’m still going to give him the benefit of the doubt. I know if it were legit, the show and producers would know about it as they did with Frankie in UK and not condone it. So if they do not talk about it, it could all just be rumours.

  • Anonymous

    Considering how this show uses the contestants in the tabloids to drum up interest in the show, I find it one very difficult to trust anything that come from it. It’s not a talent show it’s a three ring circus!

  • sandrajane

    Sounds more like a joke.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. Maybe they’re trying  to generate buzz for the finale. I don’t know…
    But if Chris really made that mistake, wow. Dude doesn’t even know how to use twitter lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1403015987 Sharon Ulrich Davis

    I’m not a fan of Chris, but in all fairness the only “cocolito” I found on people he’s following is a “cocolita23″ not 22.

  • Anonymous

    Right. Supposedly, he mistyped the name when he was attempting to DM. That’s why it became public.

  • Anonymous

    If Chris is indeed using, he need to be outed. His life is at stake. 

  • Anonymous

    Idolforums

  • Anonymous

    Real, fake, or joke, it’s something the producers of the X-Factor will have to look into.  I hope it’s with a bit more compassion than the Frankie situation.  

    Of course, the perception there was that Frankie was just being an idiot teenager — not a victim of addiction.  But we really don’t know that, do we?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Do the X-Factor producers have access to the contestants’ Twitter accounts? So far, only one other site has this up and they got it from ONTD.

  • ePastorJames

    There’s a good and verifiable reason this is a fake:

    THAT TWITTER ACCOUNT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST!

    https://twitter.com/#!/Cocolito22

    I tried it with a capital ‘i’ instead of lowercase ‘L’ as well, and neither exist.

    It’s a deplorable smear attempt to tarnish his recovery image, but it’s pathetic how fallible it was. Could’ve at least faked a real account!

    MJ, I hope you see this and amend your post to recognize that it’s a clear photoshop bullshit. I thought the darkened line below the fake tweet was suspicious enough.

  • Anonymous

    He did mistyped. Here’s his friend http://twitter.com/Cocolito23

  • Landmd

    This seems fake, not one person tweeted him about it. I found nothing in his mentions!

  • OffLeash

    There’s no “cocolito22″ account on twitter. Obviously a really bad joke, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Simon were behind it, especially right after giving him a huge compliment LOL. Gotta do what you gotta do to kill the competition. 

    Although it’s fake, enough people will believe it, so I’m afraid Chris Rene is toast. 

  • GS61

    Does anyone know if this supposed “friend” is in LA at the moment?
    Santa Cruz is a plane ride away from LA. Doesn’t Chris have to be live on X Factor tonight in LA?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HDFBWEFJRU3YZDSYNGBBFY3JSQ Adolf Hipster

    This is sad

    No one will persuade me he was sober and just joking when he tweeted this. Pls go back to rehab Chris.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Interesting.  I didn’t realize that if a person mistyped the name when DMing that the tweet becomes public, but that makes sense.  It also suggests that the tweet was real IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Do shows like XFACTOR and AI have random drug testing for their contestants?   Do they have to take a drug test before the show starts?   I know a lot of jobs require pre-employment drug screening and random testing after that.   I would think shows like AI and XFACTOR might do something like that…but I don’t know.  Are they considered employees at all?  Do they get paid like the AI contestants do for being on the show?

  • Trina

    How does that prove its fake? It just means people are keeping quiet about it TO him. Its being discussed and its out there amongst others. My whole timeline is filled with people feeling bad for him thinking the show hacked his account for drama. Um ok well if this is a case oh photoshop or a hacking then Chris will defend himself by saying that right?? Not just deleting said tweet, right?

  • OffLeash

    Why would he need to type the name for his DM? When you start typing the name you want to DM, twitter shows you the rest of the address and you just click on it. Since there’s no cocolito22, twitter would’ve shown cocolito23, not 22.

  • Tess

    Obviously everything about these tweets and the resulting furor is supposition at this time….but the whole thing does point out that Chris is susceptible to this type of innuendo because of his past.  Irregardless of anything a drug user, whether rehabilitated or not, carries around a lot of baggage that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.  And, if the tweets are fake, than someone is obviously using Chris’ past to humiliate or “destroy” him.  Irregardless, Chris has to respond…keeping quiet isn’t an option with someone with a checkered past.  Peeps who have had these same issues tackle every set back head on and that is how they continue to beat the problem…see: Robert Downey Jr. for example. 

  • http://twitter.com/hokiefam claudia powell

    He’s not the first celebrity to accidentally DM someone.  He was a hard drug user for over a decade I think.  I’ve know addicts and it is such a sad thing.  You don’t become completely clean in 2 months.  The hardest is to be able to be completely honest with yourself.  He could be clean and teasing, but this type of celebrity and instant income can’t be good.  Many contestants have an inflated sense of importance at this point.  He says he has a cloths line coming out soon too.  Addiction is sad and hard.  And it is a lifelong battle with ups and downs and it happens to wonderful, caring people.

  • OffLeash

    It’s still very early on the West coast. I expect we’ll hear from him as soon as he finds out about it, which could be anytime now if someone hasn’t already woken him up with the news.

  • Landmd

    To me it just seems odd that noone tweeted him..wither its haters or those that would want to help him. Maybe it was real dunno….

  • Anonymous

    This is so blatant sabotage! :(

    I believe if it were real, X factor is not going to keep him on. He can easily go for a drug test to acquit himself of this it weren’t true. And he owes that to himself.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    Could he possibly be THAT stupid to actually type those words to someone?  DM or not……COME ON!

  • ePastorJames

    But see, that’s speculation. And bad speculation at that for the following reasons, which I just tested:

    1) When you send a direct message from a person’s profile, you don’t NEED to type their Twitter Name AT ALL. You click on the message icon and it goes automatically to them.

    2) From the Direct Messages tab on the Twitter bar up top, if you tried to send a new message, you HAVE to type in a username. The problem is, you cannot send a message to a user that doesn’t exist that way, NOR can you send it to someone who isn’t following you!

    There’s no way he was attempting to send a direct message to this guy and botched the name, because it wouldn’t have worked properly.

    As it is, that language just seems out of character for him. And the grammar is WAY too comma-heavy and restrained in exclamations, lmao.

  • ePastorJames

    The “Direct Message” theory is just speculation. And BAD speculation on top of that, for the following reasons:

    1) When you send a direct message from a person’s profile, you don’t NEED to type their Twitter Name AT ALL. You click on the message icon and it goes automatically to them.

    2) From the Direct Messages tab on the Twitter bar up top, if you tried to send a new message, you HAVE to type in a username. The problem is, you cannot send a message to a user that doesn’t exist that way, NOR can you send it to someone who isn’t following you!

    There’s no way he was attempting to send a direct message to this guy and botched the name, because it wouldn’t have worked properly.

    As it is, that language just seems out of character for him. And the grammar is WAY too comma-heavy and restrained in exclamations, lmao.

  • OffLeash

    An IDF sleuth found some photoshopping evidence. http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1126/16353853.jpg

  • Leandro Cardim da Silva

    he could be really high, seeing flying horses and evil gnomes, but I’m really convicted he isn’t stupid enough to talk about using drugs on the internet, and on twitter

  • Anonymous

    Why would he need to type the name for his DM? When you start typing the name you want to DM, twitter shows you the rest of the address and you just click on it. Since there’s no cocolito22, twitter would’ve shown cocolito23, not 22.

    That’s what happens when I use web twitter, it suggests known twitter names. It also won’t send a DM if the user doesn’t exist.

    But I don’t know for sure that’s the case with other apps used to access twitter. Looking back through his timeline he seems to tweet via the web sometimes, but also via Twitter for Android, and strangely even when he’s not including pics often via Whosay. Those different apps may behave differently.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    “OffLeashTop 5027 minutes agoin reply to fuzzywuzzy Why would he need to type the name for his DM? When you start typing the name you want to DM, twitter shows you the rest of the address and you just click on it. Since there’s no cocolito22, twitter would’ve shown cocolito23, not 22. ”
    ***

    My computer works like that but my phone does not. I have to type the name. However, if I type the wrong name, in a DM from my phone, it sends it back to me and says there is no such person. BUT, if I also forget to type it as a DM it then goes to my feed. So, there is the possibility this is real. Oh, and it is SO easy to type a 22 instead of a 23, especially with a man’s fingers, IMO. The touch pad is pretty tiny, easy to type the wrong thing. If it is real, I would guess that they might just disqualify him tonight. IMO, there is no time to bring anyone back, not even Drew.

  • Vital

    Hmm, interesting.  I really want give Chris the benefit of the doubt and say
    that someone did some live editing to their webpage browser (and possibly did a little research to see who his friends were?).

    There’s a javascript code that you can type into the address bar in your
    browser, and then you can edit pretty much anything you want in terms
    of text on a webpage.

    (Google “live browser editing” and you’ll probably see something where
    there’s a code mentioned with javascript at the beginning.)  I have trouble using this in FF though, but in IE I have no problem.

     Of course it isn’t like you hack anything at all, but you can do some
    pretty nice looking editing that’s completely fake and get screencaps
    out of it.

    It’d be nice to know what Chris would say about this though, since it would be a concern if this is real.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, whether it’s real or fake (I’m leaning heavily toward fake at this point), I’m sure the producers are overjoyed. The only sure way to boost your profile and your ratings is controversy, no matter at whose expense, more’s the pity. Poor guy. Either way.

  • OffLeash

    I don’t think he’s gonna have any choice but to volunteer for a drug test. Too many people believe it’s real. Nothing but a negative drug test will help him at this point. Sad but true. And if it’s indeed negative, I’d sue the crap out of whoever is behind this terrible joke.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    OK.  I don’t use Twitter, so I didn’t know that.  Do you have to “click” on the rest of the address or can you also type out the rest of the address. Odd.

  • Anonymous

    Unless this circulates outside of the blog-o-sphere, the majority of X Factor viewers won’t even know about it.  I doubt the show will choose to address it, unless it enters the news cycle.

    At this point, I doubt that’s going to happen, because there is no evidence beyond a maybe fake screen cap.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Sorry, but after all of the politicians and celebrities who have self-imploded using social media, the “no one is that stupid” defense is pretty much invalid.

  • Anonymous

    If this is fake, sadly it just one of the joys of celebrity.  You become a target.  Look what just happened to Justin Bieber.  He took a paternity test to solve the problem.  Chris will have to take a drug test to alleviate doubts now whether this is true or not.  Welcome to the world of celebrity, Chris.

  • Trina

    Even if its fake the subject matter is no silly little thing. Drug use is a serious matter and if hes truly clean then a drug test should be a minor thing and no big deal. Something like potential drug use isnt the sort of thing I’m gonna brush off and just say “oh well someone is joking, move on”. Sorry but I cant blame people for wanting to see some valid proof this is a joke.

  • Tess

    I must say that it is interesting that many peeps have “blamed” X-Factor itself for contriving this controversy or using it to market the show.  Says tons, to me, about how Simon and his reputation are perceived as anything but positive and that there is a large contingent of people that think the man is unduly underhanded and only interest in self-promotion at the hands of the “kids” he uses.  I think that this meme is as sad as anything.

  • Niall

    LOL at the IDF Scooby gang trying to prove the tweets are fake. He typed the wrong twitter handle (just because you CAN click the suggested names doesn’t mean people do) and that caused a DM to go public. That’s a more likely scenario than hacking.

  • Anonymous

    If it is fake, wouldn’t he have said so right away? I am not a fan of his, but I sincerely hope that he has not relapsed, because it seemed like he had started to get his life turned around. However, if he IS using, the producers and/or his family need to step in and get him help right away, because his healthy is far far FAR more important than a stupid reality talent show.

  • Anonymous

    JMHO, because Chris didn’t respond on twitter about his tweets, his silence makes him look guilty.   Also, because one of the contestants is a minor, XFactor  has to investigate it and if it proves to be true they would have to remove Chris tonight as the one going home.   I have always felt that since he was just recently out of rehab for drug addiction, the pressure of the show would be too much for him, I really think he should  have waited a year before trying out on XFactor.      Be careful what you tweet or post on message boards   because it will come back to bite you.     He really screwed up by his tweets because TPTB  won’t consider that a joke  and you can be sure that they are aware of his tweets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kat-Myers/100001011861766 Kat Myers

    Hard to know if this is real or photoshopped but it is possible to INTEND to DM but to actually tweet publically instead.  Remember earlier this year when Nigel Lythgoe tweeted his phone number?  He had INTENDED to DM a friend but ended up tweeting it instead.  Result was having to change his phone number.  Mistakes are easy to make but then again, photoshopping isn’t rocket science either.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    Sorry, wrong post

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    I think this may be a smoking gun.  This is significant, imo. 

  • Anonymous

    Hatrerz going to hate. I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. Innocent until proven guilty.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    I am…..stunned that people actually believe that Simon Cowell or producers of a major television show would put fake drug tweets out from someone’s account just to drum up interest or drama for the show.  People, please!  Not saying someone wouldnd’t/didn’t do this……but Simon or the producers?  Absolutely not.  That’s absurd. 

  • Anonymous

    I guess Chris’ silence could be taken a few ways.  a. He has no idea about the tweet because he didn’t make it as it’s photoshopped.  b. He does know about the tweet, and the show’s publicity and legal counsel are discussing how he is to respond.  (Knowing about the tweet doesn’t mean it’s real, BTW.)  c. He did send what was meant to be a DM and is now in conference with the producers about what steps they are going to take, if any.   I’m hoping it’s somewhere between a & b… Chris knows there’s an image of a tweet, has no idea what it’s about, and has been told to  remain silent until the producers figure out how he is to handle it.  But, I’m not naive.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t you think the XF would drug test this guy every week?  If they don’t the show is a bigger trainwreck than I imagined!

  • Anonymous

    “I am…..stunned that people actually believe that Simon Cowell or
    producers of a major television show would put fake drug tweets out from
    someone’s account just to drum up interest or drama for the show. 
    People, please!  Not saying someone wouldnd’t/didn’t do this……but
    Simon or the producers?  Absolutely not.  That’s absurd”

    I don’t think they’d do it. However, on this show, at least, I think they’d be less than distressed if somebody else did it. … In fact, I think they’d be pretty thrilled if somebody else did it, although I agree with you in thinking that they wouldn’t do it themselves.

  • CindyM

    It has circulated outside the blogosphere a bit. My local clearchannel hac station had it as one of their daily dish gossip stories and lots of times those stories get repeated
    along the clearchannel network. You know tmz and Perez will prolly pick it to too.

  • Miss Chaos

    I sincerely hope this isnt Chris involved in this, I wanted him in the Top 3.  If he makes the Top 3, there isnt much that they can do no?  If he hits the bottom, and they feel something is up, they can send him home, with no explaination.  I have a feeling tho LA, or maybe Simon may address it, when they are standing up there, asking Chris if he is staying straight, as he promised.  Oh the drama tonite is going to be off the wall.

  • Anonymous

    I have absolutely no feelings about Chris one way or the other, but I’ve worked with addicts.  He was probably joking about his success, I’m sure this is not how he’d describe shooting up with friends. However, MJ is right.  It IS disturbing that he’d be joking this way because it is TOO SOON. I’ve known addicts clean for a year who watched an episode of CSI or something where there was a rig, and they were quite literally mesmerized. Salivating.  

    If the guy is a producer, he’s probably Chris’s watchdog. There’s no way there aren’t watching him 24/7.  He has a team of people on him.  The difficulty will be when they go away.  And honestly, I think he’s still got a very long road. Addiction is an illness that is very hard to shake – whether it’s drugs or alcohol or food.  I give you: Amy Winehouse. Nough said. 

  • Anonymous

    I have absolutely no feelings about Chris one way or the other, but I’ve worked with addicts.  He was probably joking about his success, I’m sure this is not how he’d describe shooting up with friends. However, MJ is right.  It IS disturbing that he’d be joking this way because it is TOO SOON. I’ve known addicts clean for a year who watched an episode of CSI or something where there was a rig, and they were quite literally mesmerized. Salivating.  

    If the guy is a producer, he’s probably Chris’s watchdog. There’s no way there aren’t watching him 24/7.  He has a team of people on him.  The difficulty will be when they go away.  And honestly, I think he’s still got a very long road. Addiction is an illness that is very hard to shake – whether it’s drugs or alcohol or food.  I give you: Amy Winehouse. Nough said. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There’s an article on the Examiner.com site now about this, and that comes up in Google news searches, so the story will be getting more attention now.

  • Anonymous

    I am…..stunned that people actually believe that Simon Cowell or 
    producers of a major television show would put fake drug tweets out from
    someone’s account just to drum up interest or drama for the show.  
    People, please!  Not saying someone wouldnd’t/didn’t do this……but 
    Simon or the producers?  Absolutely not.  That’s absurd

    It sounds absurd, but the producers on the UK X Factor staged a lot of the party footage that was shown in connection with the guy who was booted from that show. They had cameras follow him out to clubs, and promoted the idea that he was supposed to be some kind of bad boy, and then they when OFCOM came down on them for glamorizing all of that, they kicked him off of the show.

  • ronaldmascot

    I’m stunned that people who think he hasn’t gone back on drugs- he has looked “high” on several shows so far to me- I would guess after the first week, he started back.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Apparently, Frankie Cocozza was never a real contender on the UK X-Factor, so that’s a different situation than Chris’.  It will be interesting to see how far this story goes and if there is any response to it.  There’s $5,000,000 at stake here.

  • Anonymous

    I’m shocked that people pass judgement on something so fast that has yet to be proven accurate! This isn’t a tiny piece of gossip here such as Melanie going out with a stereo hog. This could seriously hurt Chris potential and life if it was all fake!

    I still don’t see any concrete story enough on it to valid Chris and the whole x factor gang coming out to give a press statement. I went to the examiner – couldn’t find any article about it.

  • Anonymous

    Could you please provide the link? I went there but there are no articles on it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Go to Google and search for “Chris Rene” under “News”.  Sort by date, and when I looked a couple of minutes ago there were 2 Examiner articles and one other article that have been posted in the last hour or so.

  • Anonymous

    This is all BS, just a ploy to get folks to watch tonight.

  • Vital

    I do really want to give him the benefit of the doubt (which of course I’m sure most would hope he’s not doing drugs again), but I realize
    it’s a serious issue that should be looked into just in case.

    I’m sure I look high when I’m running low on sleep due to college
    courses and work lol.  So who knows.  It could be just be stress, but I
    agree that it’s best something like this isn’t dismissed quickly.

    It is interesting to speculate every side of the situation.  But again, fake or not, it’s not the type of issue to view lightly.

  • Anonymous

    If the Examiner is the only one covering this, then the story hasn’t broken out of the X Factor bubble, yet.  It says a lot about the state of the show that not even TMZ has reported on it.

  • Anonymous

    There is usually a darkened line after the most recent post but now always…not sure why.

  • Anonymous

    When you use the “@” symbol,  no one would notice the tweet unless they were looking at his profile page or following both persons.

  • Anonymous

    “he could be really high, seeing flying horses and evil gnomes, but I’m really convicted he isn’t stupid enough to talk about using drugs on the internet, and on twitter”
    Isn’t that what we said about a certain Democratic Congressmen who sent out inappropriate pics of himself via twitter? lol

  • Anonymous

    I am sorry, I am glad he is on the road to recovery but I am sick to death of celebritys and so being praised and praised and given large sums of money and shows and so on for being a recovered addict.  My dad was a meth addict and I lived that life, he left us after beating up our mom when I was 6 and went through recovery, relapsed, recovered, relapsed but the good will never outweight how disgusting and gross he was inside his addictions, meth addicts are horrible, ugly, nasty people, he sold me and my brothers toys and games and watches and made us pee in cups for him to fool his probabtion person, so sorry – Chris Rene and his 70 days of sobriety does not impress me much, not at all.  He needs to get off the TV and get better and not given all of this.  He does not deserve it, the person who was strong and said no to the drugs, they deserve this not the weak person like him who ruined his family and himself just to get high.  Glad he is getting better but drug addicts deserve a safe clean healthly life not oodles of money and praise for stopping for awhile to be on a tv show!

  • Anonymous

    That’s only true if the name after the symbol is written correctly. Write it wrong and it’ll show up on your main timeline b/c Twitter will not recognize it as a valid user and will treat it as any tweet. The @ symbol alone doesn’t do anything without a valid username. It has happens for regular tweets and DMs.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently, here is the original source of the pic and information. Either this guy was is the right place at the right time…or he is the one who photoshopped the pic.

    https://twitter.com/#!/SourceRyan/status/144663235289821185

    Either way, whatever Chris says is the truth, I have choice but to believe him.

  • Tera2

    I don’t know much about drugs and drug talk/drug slang. I had to read that first tweet twice to see what you guys are deducing from it, then I got it.  He always looks all happy and too smiley when he performs to me like he’s high or something, but I took it as just who he is even when not high – or him remembering his ‘high”.  I don’t think he’s taking drugs while on X-Factor though, its probably just the way he’s used to talking to his friends/drug buddies, and he wants them to feel just cause his on a show he’s not better than them, so they don’t start “hatin”. But he shouldn’t be talking like that if he’s serious about changing his ways.  And seems a lot of his supporters like him cause he’s a recovering drug addict too.  I think X-Factor is most likely giving him drug tests and watching him closely – LA Reid said he would keep eyes on him. They seem to be banking on hip-hop to save this debacle and now that they don’t have Astro they are looking at Chris Rene.  We’ll see what happens.  (I think they already screwed this season eliminatining those who have potential before top 12 like Phillip Lomax, Brennin Hunt, James Kenny, Simone Battle and Tim Cifer anyways.)

    Also, I’ve had this feeling he may fall off the wagon and do it again, since he’s only stopped few months ago, not 2 years, but I try to give him the benefit of the doubt.  If he wins he’ll have all that money and hopefully he doesn’t wreck himself on drugs.  I saw a pre-xfactor video captured by phone of him on youtube doing some impromptu dancing and singing to himself on on the street like those guys who act like high idiots while people just wonder if they lost their mind or on drugs.  I hope he takes it seriously to change, but once the show ends he will be back with his friends, and make new ones who are in hip-hop world who aren’t angels either.  I wish him luck.

  • Anonymous

    I remain unconvinced it is for real. Reality show fans can get so crazed about their favorite winning that I would not put it past anyone to hack into the account, create a fake account, photoshop, whatever. I guess I have little faith in humanity left at this point. People do nutty things. 
    The problem with something like this is that it goes out there unverified, and whether it is true or not the damage is done. I think it is irresponsible to give it air until it’s proven. But, innocent until proven guilty is not popular in the media. However, if Chris is using, he needs to get his life in order. 
    ETA: I’ve only watched the show a couple times cuz I don’t really like it and I’m not a fan of Chris Rene.

  • Landmd

    Oops hit Like instead of reply lol! Anyway EmyR said what I was going to say!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that is correct.  In this tweet, that guy says that he got the screencap from ONTD.

    https://twitter.com/#!/SourceRyan/status/144865897197215744

  • Anonymous

    Wow, woke up, did some chores, checked Mjsbigblog, read and commented on this story and took a nap.  Figured when I awakened this would have been addressed.  The very fact that it hasn’t made me rethink my position.  If he were hacked he would have said so,right?  They are checking this out, questioning him, meeting with the lawyers and will address it this evening.  

    Or, some un-fan played a little hanky panky, got caught and they are gonna use this to manipulate the viewers to either, vote for him, or chase him out of Xfactorland with torches.  Since I don’t watch the show,  haven’t gotten a handle on that part yet, lol.

    Seriously though, addiction is not a joke.  He’s not a bad person because of his addiction, because for every addict there are tons of folk getting high, going to work, cops, bankers, lawyers, teachers, etc.  Looking down their noses because they don’t have the propensity that makes you an addict.  I hope he hasn’t relapsed.  I wish him well that he even is attempting to live a better life.  His future no matter today’s outcome isn’t going to be easy.  The life of a recovering addict is hard.

  • Trina

    Either way, whatever Chris says is the truth, I have choice but to believe him.

    Did Chris come out to defend himself and say someone is screwing around with him? Because so far I havent heard Chris say anything. Or do you believe Chris really did tweet that and thats the truth?

    Here’s my question. If a big ole hater hacked Chris’ account why is the tweet gone? Why go through all that trouble to only keep it there briefly? If chris himself deleted it then he clearly knows about it.

    One more serious questions. For those who are convinced Chris is clean, do you know, or have ever known an addict? I’m asking because sadly I’ve known three. And I know for a FACT even if your clean for a while you can slip up very easily. I had a cousin who was a very bad heroine user. Was in and out of rehab twice, the second time being what kept him clean for 7 months. Got himself a good job, was doing great until a new worker came aboard who got him mixed up with not so great people..within two months he was found in his apartment dead from an OD. Sorry for the TMI but thats some brutal honesty about addiction.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    “Wow, woke up, did some chores, checked Mjsbigblog, read and commented on this story and took a nap. Figured when I awakened this would have been addressed. The very fact that it hasn’t made me rethink my position.”

    I’ve been checking throughout the day, too, and have changed my mind about what I think the truth is several times.  What really surprises me, is that this has not been cleared up OR has not turned into a bigger story by now.  I thought one or the other would happen by this afternoon.  Hmmmmmm…..

  • sue

    I know what you mean. He did look high on several shows but maybe it’s just the way he looks.  Anyway I don’t know if he was joking in that tweet or if it was even him tweeting it? Who really knows? Chris is the only one that knows if he is using again. I am sure they will give him a drug test again soon. They will probably not address this until they have more info. Twitter is evil, lols.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There have been no more stories since earlier today, and it looks like the issue has been contained.  I doubt that Chris or anyone at X-Factor will address this.

    Meanwhile, LA Reid gave this interview after last night show to BillboardBiz.

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/tv-film/backbeat-l-a-reid-talks-backstage-at-x-factor-1005643352.story

  • Anonymous

    I saw this IDF thread link over at TWOP. It claims they have proof that the tweet was photoshopped. IDK if it really proves anything, but it is an interesting thread:

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=679598&st=140

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps Chris was told not to tweet anything while this is being investigated by authorities?

  • Anonymous

    CHRIS DID RESPOND INDIRECTLY ON TWITTER ABOUT IT BEING FAKE.

  • Anonymous

    CHRIS DID RESPOND INDIRECTLY ON TWITTER ABOUT IT BEING FAKE.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Link to Chris’ tweet please.

  • Anonymous

    Having worked quite a bit with Photoshop and similar programs, I would have to agree with their analysis. Lots of artifacts in the photo and the avatar on the line in question is noticeably darker than the others. 

  • Anonymous

    do you guys really think Chris was shooting up or snorting up or smoking up in front of Rachel Crow? C’mon now.

  • Anonymous

    I think X-Factor is choosing to ignore it and likely has advised to do the same. Stacy Francis ended up doing more harm than good by acknowledging everything that has happened outside the show. I might not like Chris as an artist, but I don’t like that people are posting lies to get rid of him. The post is clearly a photoshop and it isn’t hard to gain access to a deleted tweet. On the internet, nothing really goes away. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I have no idea what Chris would do, but I do know now that he tweeted that tweet.  I’m also suspicious that he is back on drugs, otherwise why not just admit that he tweeted it and that it was a joke?  IOW, just tell the truth. 

  • Anonymous

    I am not even a Chris fan, so I have no real dog in this fight. However, what makes you so absolutely convinced when this is all circumstantial?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I am almost certain because of the vague non-denial denial that Chris posted.  It’s the classic way to seem like you are denying something and designed to imply that something isn’t true without being specific.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he had the advice of publicists on this, as there was a significant delay in him addressing it.  All he had to say was that the tweet was fake, but he didn’t say that.  I don’t know if the tweet was a joke, but the fact that Chris is being evasive about it makes me suspicious that it’s not.  He just needs to be straightforward and honest, but the prospect of winning $5 million is a great reason not to be.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that it’s clear at all that the post is a photoshop, and Chris’ response is more compelling to me than any of the analysis of that post.

  • http://twitter.com/antjour acdesdf

    i’m sure it’s fake. i was up at the time following his tweet and i never came across that tweet

  • Anonymous

    LMAO. Well let’s give you the investigator of the year award. Clearly, you want to find the hidden dragon so you can slay it. Kiddo, this is the internet. People make stuff up all the time. If you believe 100% of every thing you see and hear online, I have a beautiful mansion and a million dollars I would be more than happy to hook you up with. His tell all tweet is saying to pray for the person that casts the stone, nothing more. He is taking a mature approach. 

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I didn’t want to say that, but will admit I was thinking that.  I was not impressed with Chris the way others were.  Sorry…

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I didn’t want to say that, but will admit I was thinking that.  I was not impressed with Chris the way others were.  Sorry…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    You are missing the point.  Of course, things are made up all the time, but that’s not the issue here.  It’s the way that Chris addressed the issue that is the problem.

    His tell all tweet is saying to pray for the person that casts the stone, nothing more. He is taking a mature approach.

    lol  “The mature approach”?  Oh, OK.  See?  It worked on you!  I’ll bet that you believed John Edwards too, huh? 

  • Anonymous

    I could honestly care less about Chris. I can’t stand rap, and X-factor could go the way of the pet rock for all I care about it. However, I don’t care what you used to screen cap, you aren’t going to get the shading like you see with the avatars. The fact that the only avatar which is discolored is the one in question, and that is where all the other artifacts are, just goes to further add suspicion. I would be utterly flabbergasted if this was a legit screencap.

  • Anonymous

    LOL! Perez wrote about it!

    That thing is clearly a photoshop. LMFAO at people thinking it’s real. HThe delay in him addressing it was because he hadn’t seen or head anything till people astarted tweeting and asking him about it.

    Why would he know anything when he clearly didn’t tweet anything. I like the way he answered his fans. What do you expect him to say? Isn’t it telling enough that no credible media has taken it up? Strnge that out of the 70k+ followers that Chris has, only that guy saw the tweet. 

    Funny it happened on the day that Chris’ performances were great and looks like he’s heading to the top. Co-incidence? Don’t think so. Someone feels threatened or is jealous.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol  I don’t believe the “evidence” that Perez has used to argue that the tweet is fake.  Believe me, I’d like for it to be a fake and I’ll believe that it is if Chris directly denies it.  Thing is, I’m almost sure that he won’t, but I’ll be more than happy to eat crow if he does.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it any of your business to begin with? Why should Chris Rene have to sit down and directly address something that he didn’t do? Did you want him to break down and cry and say the world was against him? If someone says, the internet troll Fuzzy Wuzzy made a claim of some kind, are you going to publicly say, “It isn’t true”.  At the end of the day, his addiction, relapses and personal life are none of your business, no matter how much you wish they were. Grow up kiddo, there is more to life than trolling the internet trying to bring people down. 

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    The main thing about this thread is the sad stories you all have written about drug addicts.  Chris won’t have an easy road ahead.  I do wonder about the source of the tweet, though.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree.  The stories are sad and what some addicts will resort to when they have to satisfy their addictions.  I haven’t known any addicts personally, but have heard stories from friends who have had some tragic experiences with them.  I hope that Chris manages to resist going down that path again.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree.  The stories are sad and what some addicts will resort to when they have to satisfy their addictions.  I haven’t known any addicts personally, but have heard stories from friends who have had some tragic experiences with them.  I hope that Chris manages to resist going down that path again.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that the only avatar which is discolored is the one in question, and that is where all the other artifacts are, just goes to further add suspicion.

    I actually could not care less either way other than being sort of fascinated with how this all went down, but I’m a little mystified why you think someone shopping a fake twitter page would make one avatar slightly darker than the other. I’m a designer, and if I was attempting a fake I would simply copy the existing avatar and duplicate it for each tweet. I can’t think of a scenario where I would somehow use two slightly different avatar versions.

    Different combinations of different OSs, browsers and versions can render many different visual results, which is frankly the bane of my existence when designing web pages. Twitter has a highlight upon select function that is weirdly buggy, and looks different on when I’m on my macbook versus one of my old test IE machines. I thought maybe it might have to do with that, although I could be totally off base.

    I’m not saying it’s not a fake, it could very well be. I’m just saying that I don’t think that a slightly darker avatar for the first tweet serves as proof. Same with the artifacts, they could be an indication, but then again it’s not like like a quick cap of something thrown up into tinypic or whatever doesn’t sometimes create artifacts itself by dumbing the image down to it’s lowest quality.

    Just my two cents.

  • Anonymous

    Just lazy on their part. They either took it from another screen capture or made up the the image separately and then copied and pasted to the sc. Either way, a simple screen capture should not have acted like that. The entire pic would be riddled with variances, not just one specific square, and uniformly varied at that.
     If the variances had been distributed evenly and randomly throughout the image, I could buy it being legit. If the second two avatars were also dissimilar I could buy it. However, it just awfully convenient that the variances just happened to be entirely focused on that one tweet.  Nothing I did, sc’ing wise managed to reproduce that particular effect.

  • Chris

    Well, I have lived this with a very close relative.  People don’t give up drugs as easy as it sounds…  And in fact, sometimes when they are doing well, like Chris is, they fall back into drugs because they have money, and I guess they feel invincible.  They can have it all.

    Or worse, like tonight with Rachel, they take a loss hard, then sink into drugs.I am not saying this tweet is real or fake.  But if anyone thinks X Factor or singing is a new lease on life, therefore he can stay clean, that’s just false.

  • rose5

    Under X Factor House Rules a contestant is banned from taking drugs. Producers have reserved the right to disqualify anyone who disobey. I don’t believe Chris Rene would be foolish to disobey, such rules thereby compromising his chance of winning the $5 milion recording contract (that is if he win).

  • Anonymous

    Those who think Chris would not disobey the rules of X Factor to fall back into using drugs have a lot to learn about addiction.  Rules mean nothing when the cravings hit. 

    I’ve lived in, around, and with addiction my whole life.  I spent a number of years as an alcohol/drug counselor before I retired.  Can Chris have relapsed in the face of seemingly so much to lose.  Yes.

    I don’t know that he has but I would not be surprised.   There is a difference between sobriety and not using. 

  • Tess

    People with addictions will ALWAYS be drawn to the addiction…and some will never admit they have a problem…even when they are laying in their hospital beds dying.  I’m not saying Chris has a problem now….but even 5 million dollars isn’t enough of an incentive to stop someone from using when even life itself can’t stop an addict.  I know…I watched it all go down.

  • Anonymous

    Single source?

    It must be Photoshopped.

  • http://twitter.com/antjour acdesdf

    this is fake. there is no cocolito22 but cocolito23. oops faker you are a loser!!

  • http://twitter.com/antjour acdesdf

    u got a very good point there. 

  • http://twitter.com/_venonaD venonaD

    Get a grip MJ…this is so photo shop even my blind dog can see that

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002587633498 Alley Arnez

    sum news outlets r sayin the postin in a fake from sum other person & not associated w/ any real web address & this isn’t a real tweet but sum1 posted it as Chris tweeting this remark…

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