01/03/2012 02:18 pm ET

Did Stephen King Really Say 'Well, F*** You Too, Kid' On Facebook?

According to a recent internet meme, Stephen King, the beloved author known for spinning such terrifying tales as "The Shining", "Pet Sematary" and "Misery", has strayed from the eloquence of his intricately crafted stories to write a not-so-literary insult on Facebook: "Well, fuck you too, kid."

Not that the remark was completely unwarranted. It was supposedly a response to an earlier comment: "Fuck you, Stephen King. ^__^."

However, not to be killjoys, but the existing official Stephen King Facebook page is run not by the author himself, but by his publishers, Little, Brown - and it uses a different photograph to the one in the meme. Also, King isn't known to be an active public Facebooker. Without any further evidence to the contrary, we must regretfully conclude that the comment and its response probably weren't real.

However, if they were, this certainly wouldn't be the first time that King had so cussingly critiqued online. After he claimed "Twilight" author Stephanie Meyer "can't write," a video surfaced of a woman explaining, "why [he] needs to fuck off." We'd certainly forgive him if he felt the need to respond this time around.