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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's middle daughter Scout was exposed as the person behind a controversial Twitter account featuring angst-ridden posts about privilege, money, drugs and general unhappiness.
The Twitter handle @bougepunk wouldn't have been noticed if the blog IvyGate.com (dedicated to news and gossip from the Ivy League schools) hadn't outed it Wednesday as belonging to Scout, 20, a student at Brown University.
"Scout has shared some insanely graphic accounts of her personal life," wrote the blog, citing such Twitter posts as: "Why worry about school? Just take an adderall, make lists, smoke too many cigarettes and voila, panic attacks and straight A's here I come."
Another post from the account read: "I hate capitalism like I hate my parents, but they both serve me so well."
The Twitter page was then promptly taken down, but not before both Willis and Moore's publicists were reached for comment. On Thursday, a rep for Scout confirmed that she was indeed behind the Twitter page, but its purpose was not to post anonymously about her life. She and two classmates were actually testing a theory for an undergraduate course.
"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," the rep explains.
"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."
And of course, all the media buzz about the Twitter account only helped Scout and her classmates with their project.
"Current media interest in the fabricated Twitter school assignment appears to prove that point."