Four-Year-Old Modern Family Star Is On Twitter

Last month, we told you about Kindergartners using Twitter and the news surprised many readers.

Well those K kids need to step aside, because we now have preschoolers competing for the “youngest Twitterer” award, and leading the pack is four-year-old Modern Family actress, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons.

If you’re not familiar with the show Modern Family, you’re missing out. It’s hilarious. The show is on every Wednesday night in the U.S. and it’s about a large extended family (made up of three smaller, and very different families) and their day-to-day lives. For more detail, check out the Modern Family site. You’ll want to watch a clip.

The youngest character on the show, Lily, is four-year-old Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. Aubrey joined the Modern Family cast in the show’s third season and launched her Twitter account, @AubreyLily, in October of last year.

Surely a four-year-old having a Twitter account is a TOS violation, you say? Nope. Aubrey doesn’t actually tweet from the account (as you probably guessed because most four-year-olds aren’t reading and writing!), her mom does. Mom uses the account to share photos from public appearances and other kid-style observations.

The account is pretty popular, with 16k followers and lots of interaction with fans. Her mother quotes followers’ questions and replies on her daughter’s behalf:

Who is mom? Amy Anderson is a comedian/actress/writer and she’s pretty successful in her own right – and has her own Twitter as well. You can check out her website here for a clip of her performing on Showtime. Funny stuff.

Interesting fact: Lily plays an adopted child on the show and her mother is a Korean American adoptee. Weird coincidence, huh? We wonder if that ever makes it into mom’s comedy act.

But what do you think of this? Would you follow a child celebrity on Twitter? Why or why not?

(Mother and daughter image from Shutterstock)

@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.