Sick: #Cut4Bieber hoax escalates, with trolls spreading memorials for two ‘victims’

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.

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.

“No joke” is right.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    sick people…

  • $21367552

    No shortage of jokes with thumbs up in the comment section of your original article.

  • TJ

    Remember they are the people who will vote for the first time in 2016 or later as they are 12. And they still will be low information voters.

    • BeeKaaay

      “low information” is giving them too much credit.

  • Anonymous

    Just looking at this makes me sick. It makes me ashamed to be associated with the human race.

    Could people really react this much to a joke?

  • Thomas Watkins

    Is it funny? Yes.

  • david

    we can all thank 9gag for this…

  • not you

    so much butthurt, so funny

  • EatTheMonkey1373

    Miley Cyrus did no such thing. it was a fake page known by the two “u”s rather than one, sheesh.

  • lechon8

    9gag has gone too far on this one!

  • T Davkin

    Remember this is the community that the world steps on everyday, the group of people that are outcast from society. This is everyone’s fault for being sheep and not thinking for themselves. The few people that actually prove this and your over looking that point.

  • Josh

    Wait, so this #CutForBieber #Cut4Bieber thing was a hoax? What am I supposed to do about this nine inch gash on my leg??

  • merk

    Self-Harm in this fashion is absolutely nothing more than an Attention Seeking device done by Morons. If it was real self harm, the cuts would be down the arm, no one would hear about the deed until the corpse or near drained body was found. People who hurt themselves don’t flaunt it for everyone. They keep it Private. FACT. also: 4chan, I love you.