As ridiculous as it may sound, this is how the hashtag #Cut4Bieber got started and why it has appalled many.
Justin Bieber is so famous that his followers (Beliebers) will do almost anything that he says or tweets. Like, “Listen to my new single.” or “Watch my new video.”
Being famous and influential like the Biebs has it’s pros and cons as well.
A hoax campaign was created by anonymous 4Chan.org. It’s a message board where anyone can post messages or images much like Twitter and Instagram combined.
Well, a post according to New York Daily News started as this:
“Lets start a cut yourself for bieber campaign,” an anonymous user initially wrote before the thread was deleted, according to Billboard. “Tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because bieber was smoking weed. See if we can get some little girls to cut themselves.”
Before you know it, within 12 hours, the topic garnered 26,000 hits!
Cutting oneself (self-harm) is an actual problem and many teens suffer from it. It’s really nothing that anyone should use as a joke. At one point, they had #Bald4Bieber trending which was to encourage Bieber fans to shave their heads and post photos of themselves.
Miley Cyrus even chimed in saying that “self harming (sic) is serious”. She had replaced her tweet with a retweet of a stronger message from @OfficialCancer
Paris Jackson (Michael Jackson’s daughter) also voiced her concern for the trending topic:
Some of Justin Bieber’s fans made it funny by showing images of them cutting inanimate objects like paper, cake, etc. But it still doesn’t make it right. Gruesome photos of people harming themselves could never be funny.