Rutherford, a Kentucky resident who works in social services, has been the target of a weeks-long targeted harassment campaign propagated entirely by John Popper, singer of the ’90s hit “The Hook.”
He doesn’t know how to make it stop, and Twitter doesn’t seem to want to help.
“It’s one of these things where it’s like, I kind of wish it hadn’t happened, but I understand how funny it sounds,” said Rutherford.
Rutherford said he believed tensions had cooled when he congratulated Popper on becoming a father in 2015.
The Blues Traveler star became more hostile recently, however, when a bot that posts random segments of Rutherford’s previous tweets created a nonsense sentence that happened to have Popper’s name in it.
Rutherford’s bot, which tweets under the name @assbott, gained notoriety in the summer of 2016
Monday, July 31, 2017
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