When it surfaced that teen panty sensation Justin Bieber was turning to the devil’s lettuce for a bit of a toke here and there, allegedly members of the 4Chan community came up with a brilliant idea to steer die-hard Bieber fans into convincing the singer to stop using drugs… by cutting themselves and posting images of it on Twitter.
To add credibility to the hoax, the 4chan pranksters posted false photos of sliced arms and wrists using fake Twitter accounts under the hashtag: #CuttingforBieber. They claimed they would cut their wrists as an effort to stop Bieber from smoking weed.
One example: “You stop using drugs and we’ll stop cutting. You make this world meaningless and we’ve lost hope #CuttingForBieber”
It appears as if the prank has worked. Some Bieber die-hards actually are supporting the “campaign” and posting their own wrist and arm-cutting pics on Twitter and other social networks in response, all in an effort to get their boygod to stop using weed. Oh the irony.
Normally, this would seem harsh, irresponsible and uncalled for. But remember, these are Justin Bieber fanatics slicing themselves up, after all. They’re already brain-dead and high to begin with. 4chan are doing the world yet another favour.
Then again, I kinda feel like more social progress would be made if everyone else started cutting in protest of Justin Bieber performing another sickening show like this:
You go guys. #CuttingForBieber
- Justin Bieber Smoking Weed, Causing Some Fans Cut Themselves (fox2now.com)
- The #CutForBieber Trend On Twitter, Meant As A Prank, Becomes Serious (987ampradio.cbslocal.com)
- #CuttingForBieber Takes Over Twitter, Justin Bieber Fans Mocked (contactmusic.com)
- #CutForBieber Is Not a Joke. Self-harm Is a Serious Problem (wired.com)
- Justin Bieber “Fans” Start #CutForBieber Trend to Protest Singer’s Alleged Drug Use (gossipcop.com)
- Justin Bieber’s fans ‘start self-harming’ in protest of ‘smoking’ pics (metro.co.uk)
- Justin Bieber fans urged on Twitter to #Cut4Bieber to help singer stop smoking pot (vancouversun.com)
- ‘Cut For Bieber’ campaign encourages Justin Bieber fans to cut themselves over marijuana allegations (mirror.co.uk)
- Miley Cyrus weighs in on #CuttingForBieber controversy (o.canada.com)
- Miley Cyrus Slams ‘Cut for Bieber’ Campaign Amidst Justin Bieber Pot Smoking (aceshowbiz.com)