The Twitter world can be a rather dim place at times and this definitely proved to be the case at the end of last week, as internet hackers created a fake Twitter account to spread rumours that Justin Bieber had cancer, leading to fans shaving their head in support of their idol.
Internet trolls are forever on the prowl and this sick prank led to #baldforbieber trending worldwide, after a fake account spread the word that Biebs had been diagnosed with the disease, which is obviously totally untrue.
A fake Twitter account, claiming to be Entertainment Tonight, tweeted, “pop Star Justin Bieber was diagnosed with cancer earlier this morning. Bieber fans are shaving their heads to show their support,” but later deleted the tweet. A Facebook page has also been created, which was unsuccessful and thankfully failed to take off, with few likes.
Some of the singer's fans were not convinced by the hoax. A fan joked, "Shave your beaver for Bieber." Another one tweeted, "It's sad that girls are going #BaldForBieber because I bet if one of their family members had cancer they wouldn't even shave their heads."
Previously, a YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday (October 23), entitled "Justin Bieber has cancer, support him! #baldforbieber" featured bald girls to support the "As Long As You Love Me" singer. A hairless girl smiled in the video with a statement written down, "I went bald for Justin will you??? #FORJUSTIN."
Another YouTube video of the same date entitled "Justin Bieber diagnosed with cancer ;( #baldforbieber" featured more hairless girls, even a fake Justin Twitter status. It said, "Everyone who shaves their hair today and posts a picture will get a signed copy of Believe #baldforbieber."
Another fake Justin tweet read, "Several of my AWESOME supporters are shaving their heads to help me get through this! I love my fans! #BaldforBieber."
Justin's reps are yet to comment on the matter, but we'll be sure to keep you updated.
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