Remember Addison (@RememberAddison) January 08, 2013
As Twitchy reported, a sick hoax started by Internet trolls eventually led to the hashtag #cut4bieber trending on Twitter today. Before the hashtag and the associated photos were revealed as a hoax, many reacted with shock and concern. Singer and former Disney Channel superstar Miley Cyrus retweeted a message urging people not to joke about the cutting phenomenon.
That tweet from @OfficialCANCER has since been retweeted more than 25,000 times, seemingly reflecting the views of a lot of people who were outraged by the hoax.
Basically by you 'cutting for Bieber' is you making a joke out of everyone who self harms . You're cruel and heartless if you participate .—
Christine the Empire (@_Darkest_Hour_) January 08, 2013
Ok this cutting for bieber thing is disgusting. It is NOT something to be taken lightly. People really deal with this. Its not a joke. Stop.—
Emily Harder (@EmilyHarder) January 08, 2013
America, you're stupid. Cutting isn't funny, or something to joke about for attention.—
ℤαккαяу✩ (@ZakkOfHarts) January 07, 2013
I spent 6 months trying to get over cutting and it was the worst period of my life, now people are turning it into a joke.—
219DAYS (@InternetHomo) January 07, 2013
Is it funny? No. Do trolls care? No. Attention is what matters, so why not leapfrog off of the success of #Cut4Bieber by adding some “victims”? Here’s a screenshot from the 4Chan boards announcing the launch of #Justice4Jazzy. The associated photo of the late Mary “Jazzy” Richards, though, is the mug shot of 14-year-old Cassidy Goodson, who was charged with strangling her newborn. Hilarious, huh? Trolls would also like you to @RememberAddison.
Sadly, despite the reality of self-harm, some just couldn’t help themselves from making a joke of the whole sick trend. Why? Because Justin Bieber is involved. It’s hard to believe that something as ugly as this hoax could be made uglier, but this is a tough crowd.
Cutting is not a joke, unless it's Beliebers that are doing it, then its pretty funny—
Danno (@DanTheTweeter92) January 07, 2013
Justin Bieber should keep smoking, but because he's single handily is killing his fans off. continue the good work—
Michael Valle (@JETLife720) January 08, 2013
If you're cutting yourself for bieber, continue until you fucking die please because with that stupidity you don't deserve a living body.—
Kyle Chase (@ChaseGod55) January 08, 2013
If I discovered my daughter was cutting herself over Justin Bieber I'd travel back in time and scrape her off my uterus with a Brillo pad.—
VICE VISCERA (@SodomyClown) January 08, 2013
If i saw my daughter cut herself over Justin Bieber I would walk over to her, grab the blade and cut her head off.—
Luke Sinden (@LukeSinden) January 08, 2013
If my daughter cut herself for bieber I'd put her up for adoption—
Tom Baker (@_tombaker1) January 07, 2013
If I had a teenage daughter and she was cutting herself over bieber, I'd fucking cut her neck no joke . . .—
SihamMalik (@siham_malik93) January 08, 2013
“No joke” is right.