The rabid fans of singer Justin Bieber made waves recently when a social media movement urged the singer’s fans to slit their wrists so he the singer would stop smoking marijuana
January 09, 2013- The campaign to stop Justin Bieber from smoking pot started out as just a prank but quickly turned very real. The rabid fans of singer Justin Bieber made waves recently when a social media movement urged the singer’s fans to slit their wrists so he the singer would stop smoking marijuana.
The movement went viral and was started after a series of photos of Bieber surfaced with him smoking pot while in California, where the recreational use of the drug is illegal.
The movement has had many supporters who have been sincerely dismayed at Bieber’s typical behavior as a celebrity. However, the movement started as just a prank on the site imageboard 4chan, which is notorious for starting many memes and cyber attacks against certain groups that upset them.
On the blackboard of the site, one anonymous person called for a campaign to cut yourself for Justin. The post went on saying that community members should tweet photos of people cutting their wrists claiming it was done because the singer was smoking pot.
The disgusting outrageous pranks worked. Though at first the bloody posts of wrists being cut were all part of the original prank, it seems many of Bieber’s fans gave their most sincere support and sent legitimate photos of them doing themselves harm.
The trend quickly became worldwide, with many of the entertainer’s fans pressured into doing what they and others perceived as a real movement by his fan base. The topic was taken down and many of the most gruesome tweets were removed.
This latest incident seems to have been inspired by a campaign previously that was directed towards pranking the loyal fans of Bieber to shave their hair by reporting falsely that the pop singer was suffering from cancer.