Skip to comments.Justin Bieber cancer hoax: Did fans shave their heads for nothing?
Posted on 10/28/2012 6:01:48 AM PDT by SMGFan
Oops. The internet pranksters at the 4chan message boards schemed up an elaborate hoax to fool Justin Bieber fans into thinking that their idol has cancer - which he certainly doesn't. Not cool, 4chan.
The tricksters faked a tweet from Entertainment Tonight's official account, reading "Pop star Justin Bieber was diagnosed with cancer earlier this morning. Bieber fans are shaving their heads to show their support."
They doctored a few photos of young girls with shaved heads to make it appear that they were holding signs reading "Bald for Bieber." They then created false images of more tweets -- one from Justin, thanking ET for their support, and tweets from Kanye West and Chris Brown offering Justin words of encouragement.
No, not for nothing. They wanted to feel closer to him.
What is a Bieber?
Childish pranks from 4chan? What a surprise....
CRAP ! Now it’s gonna take me a year for it to grow out again. Bastards !
It is a great idea girls cutting your hair it you are going to donate it to kids with cancer.
Stuned by a fake Bieber! That’s gotta suck!
That’s going into the wayback machine. Made me think of those old Hi-Karate commercials.
The absolutely best part of this prank is what this will do to men who are either naturally bald or shave their head.
All people will have to do is to look at them and smile, with a gleam in their eye. Though it would be very unwise, as well as unnecessary, to actually say anything.
That’s weird; I would have thought his fan-base would be more NAMBLA than teenage girls.
It’s ok HG. It’ll grow back.
Damn! You beat me by a couple of minutes.
I still think Gunner looks really good as a “Cueball Cutie.”
It's ok. As long as the Bieb's alright, that's the important thing.
Dude, why the Sinead O’Connor pic? This is a Bieber thread?
She’s pretty dead.
What is a Just Beeper they are all talking about?
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