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.
Det. Dave Radmanovich shows off a pair of fake tickets for Justin Bieber’s sold-out Oct. 15 Rexall Place show at Edmonton Police Service Headquarters on Tuesday. (IAN KUCERAK, Sun Media News Services)
Beware of fake Bieber tickets. Online scammers are targeting Edmontonian beliebers who are suffering from Bieber Fever. The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) says one Belieber in the city has been ripped off by the scam and the fake tickets are selling for as much as $700, reports stalbertleader.com
The fan is so far the only one who has come forward to police with the issue, but cops say there could be more duped Beliebers in Edmonton.
EPS Det. Dave Radmanovich says:
“If you’ve purchased these tickets, you’re not going to know that you’re in possession of a fraudulent ticket until they scan the barcode at the doors of the concert itself.”
“People need to be aware. They need to use their intuition when it comes to this. Have a plan, and do some research before purchasing.”
Police are encouraging anyone who suspects they have a fake ticket to contact EPS to help crack down on this activity.
Ticket Scam ALERT for all the beliebers.
Never buy ticket from unknown sources.
Beliebers are being ripped off in Australia, where tickets for the Melbourne concert of his My World Tour are selling for $700 each. Reportedly, some unscrupulous ticket scalpers have found a way to cash in on Bieber fever by reselling the tickets on E-Bay. Or rather, by pretending to do so.
My World Tour promoters are warning Bieber fans not to buy tickets from scalpers, but fans are so desperate to see JB, many of them are willing to take the chance.
The same incident happened in Indonesia last week where beliebers paid hundreds of $$$ and never get the ticket in hands.
Justin Bieber Hits Girl For No Reason’ is the Latest Facebook Scam
If you see a link on someone’s Facebook page that reads something like ‘OH MY GOD!… Justin Bieber Hits Girl For NO reason!’ and then invites you to click on a post that leads to an young girl with a Fox News logo in the corner, do not click on it.
When you do, a program then attempts to install a piece of Facebook malware/virus and asks your permission to post updates to your wall and have access to your friend’s list. If you do accept this then you will see a scam survey that will keep you busy trying to win a free iPad (or something), and then the app will send messages to all your friends and post a link on your wall.