On Monday afternoon, 4chan (internet trolls) unleashed its latest prank on the Internet: a disturbing campaign to get beliebers to cut themselves in order to stop Justin Bieber from smoking marijuana.
Operation Cut For Bieber launched with a hashtag on Twitter that proved so successful, it was trending nationwide within hours … “You stop using drugs and we’ll stop cutting. You make this world meaningless and we’ve lost hope,” tweeted @brittanyscrapma, one of several dummy accounts … The hashtags #cutforbieber and #cuttingforbieber quickly amassed dozens of photos from teens and tweens who claim to have slashed their wrists and forearms over Bieber’s drug use, but it remains unclear how many of the photos are authentic, and how many have been seeded by 4chan users. Regardless, the fact that the hashtags are trending at all is disturbing enough.
Miley Cyrus took a stance on the disturbing “cut for Bieber” Twitter trend last night by re-tweeting another user’s comments on the bizarre campaign.
@officialCANCER who tweeted “#cutforbieber? Cutting is NOT something to joke about. There are people who are actually suffering from self-harm, this is so disrespectful.”
It’s unclear if Justin is aware of the situation.