Over the weekend, On Friday, gossip site TMZ released photos of Justin Bieber purportedly smoking a joint. The thought of their idol smoking marijuana was apparently more than some Bieber fans could handle, and today, a young woman an Internet troll tweeted that she would kill herself if the story was true.

(Warning: Graphic images)


It seems there are others making similar threats:

The #cutforbieber hashtag is now trending nationwide:


Some Twitterers are taking the opportunity to mock those threatening to hurt themselves:

But most are disgusted and horrified:

It’s unclear as to whether this is part of a hoax, but regardless, it’s absolutely sick. We pray that no one comes to any harm.

(Editor’s note: The word “purportedly” was added to the title to reflect questions about the photo’s origin and the first paragraph was amended to indicate that this was the work of a troll.)



It appears that the tweet that set the cutting campaign in motion was sent out by a troll.


The user’s Twitter bio includes a link to the nasty Gay Nigger Association of America anti-blogging group. Moreover, the image in the initial tweet has been used before.


4chan is evidently responsible for launching the sick #cutforbieber hashtag:

How thoroughly disgusting that someone would resort to faux self-harm threats for kicks and attention.

We sincerely hope that vulnerable young people who took this seriously did not actually hurt themselves.



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  • Mikal

    I think I’m going to cut myself if he doesn’t smoke weed

  • sleazyrider

    Just pray he doesn’t graduate to hash!!!!

  • Guest

    Now, how do we make sure that none of these crazy people ever pass a background check for a firearm?

    • Tipper Top


  • sleazyrider

    Sounds like something Pelosi might do..

  • bobbymike34

    Future Democrat voters

    • hikariangelwings

      Shut up, if anything they would be republicans lol (i am not democratic but since we are bashing political parties…. >.>)

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Blind devotion, cult-like followers? Definitely O-bots.

        • Temperance Surgest

          wtf? romney is cult like.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Which, of course, is why you had high-profile conservatives speaking out against him, as opposed to the tongue bathing Zero got.

        • Rygarr Treuthardt

          Mad Romney lost lol I tore so many Romney signs down for kicks oops

          • Kandiboyyy

            I really don’t get how Romney is cult like?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Thanks for proving my point.

    • asfdasfd90821

      Right, because you idiot republicans are any less idiotic than those idiotic democrats. What a moron.

  • Darth Odie

    Dear bloody girl, you have way worse problems that that Beiber’s a joint.

  • NVPatriot

    I say that girl’s on drugs herself. How nuts can someone be?

  • Pablo

    Y’all are getting trolled. Check out the “Brittany” profile.

    • Canadian in USA

      I did and now I wish I could “un-check out” her profile. Something tells me “Brittany” is a composite.

  • Piquerish

    I cut my nails and used the clippings to build a microbieber shrine. I’m burning chest hairs as incense. Oh, yeah.

  • madian_kikyou

    Why did you use that picture for Justin on the article?! I mistook him for a woman!


      I was honestly hoping that picture was photoshopped…

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    1. Bieber’s a douche for using drugs. 2. The cutting thing isn’t funny at all, prank or no prank, hoax or no hoax.

  • Im_Rick_James

    The unfortunate thing is I bet some dumba$$ kid will take this idea and really do it.

  • okisenior

    I felt the same way when Obummer was reelected.

  • Daleoo

    A reverse image search will show you that some of the pictures of people cutting themselves are fake.

  • kayakingfatso

    This is ridiculous. These kids need help. Not just given medication and plopped in front of the 80″ 3D TV that gets wifi.

  • Jesus

    Most teenagers smoke weed and drink and I would understand girls being depressed by seeing that their “perfect idol” or rather, obsession, isn’t as perfect as they thought he was. He’s only human and temptation is only natural, especially during your teenage years. This however, does in no way condone the “#cut4bieber” trend as people are really suffering from emotional issues and this could potentially lead to more people “cutting”. If you’re stupid enought to actually follow this trend, than you are a follower with the least bit of common sense and individualism. People have gone to far for an obsession and I think it might actually be borderline crazy, if not already crazy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/SHAMILL08 Sarah Hamill

      Let em it rids the world of fucking idiots

    • http://www.facebook.com/angel.castellanos.581 Angel Castellanos

      Perfect ??? No-one is perfect everything is a fake face whoever think he is perfect must be really high

    • $36544368

      I had a niece that cut…it’s not funny…it’s terrible…and it leaves both internal and external scars…thank God she got help quickly and doesn’t even entertain the idea anymore…but her reason for cutting was serious and was nothing on the level of being completely obsessed with a ridiculous auto-tune-voice boy who thinks he’s the reincarnation of Vanilla Ice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/abacachandler Ali Baca-chandler

    #cut4bieber. Seriously people are you really that stupid!? JB can do what ever he wants and cutting yourself over that is really, really stupid!!!

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    • Liz

      No, it was. They are still talking about it.

      • Michael Elliott

        Don’t you understand? /b/ is trying to fight back against 9gag. The moderators of 9gag site are *absolutely* corrupt. The moment people started turning heads today, they deleted the post and covered their tracks. I was able to make a screenshot of the post before they took it down, though: http://i.imgur.com/EOXIX.jpg
        Spread the word. DON’T LET YOUR KIDS GO ON 9GAG!

        • Liz

          No one believes this, Michael.

      • mox

        you dont know about shit. its 9gag, you dont understand abything about the internet

        • Liz

          Well, I understand all of the threads I read on /b/ and the chats on http://cloudleak.org/ that I sat in on where this was all discussed. There were plenty of people listening in.

    • Fizz

      It was definitely 9gag. They do this type of stuff all the time and try to blame it on innocent sites like 4chan. They’re the biggest group of basement dwelling trolls on the internet.

  • Justin Case

    What a nice group of people we live among.

  • Liz

    This was an organized Internet hoax created to stir outrage. Wake up!

    • Michael Elliott

      How DARE you say that! Addison Smith was the niece of an old co-worker of mine. When I heard about what happened today, I called him up; he was absolutely devastated.
      This might have started out as a prank by those sociopaths at 9gag, but it’s gone too far now. People are dying, and the consequences will never be the same now.
      Remember Addison, Liz. Remember Addison.

      • FU

        9gag did no such thing

      • Liz

        Right, right. Nice story. But I saw the posts where this whole thing was made-up. Plus, it’s all stored on the 4chan archive website including the part about blaming 9Gag. It doesn’t matter how many blog comments you post, all of the media organizations rightly credit 4chan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.odonnell.5439 Jason O’Donnell

    “If you don’t think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CDs and burn them. Cause you know what? The musicians that made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years? Real fucking high on drugs.” -hicks

    • Justin Case

      In “spite” of the drugs and alcohol son, not because of the them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/nick.zimmerman.10 Nick Zimmerman

        no. because of them. listen to bands like led zeppelin, jimi hindrix, buddy guy, srv and tell me they werent high writing their music. (not all but most) and it wasnt in “spite” of. spite means they disliked being on drugs.. i highly doubt that while they were getting paid shit tons of money and partying every night that they were really hating it. (sure they might regret it now,, but surely not then)

        • Justin Case

          No “in spite of” means they were able to create well received art even though they were under the influence of narcotics or alcohol. The drugs and alcohol were not the cause of the art being popular. If they were, all addicts or casual users would be famous artists. Mostly they are a hindrance to achievement of any kind. Time suck, money waste. Make your own mistakes but you’ll eventually discover the truth. That’s how the truth works.

          • Freddie

            I agree with Nick. They were able to create their brilliant art because they were under the influence of drugs. They thought outside the box unlike these shitty bands that copy the last guy (to quote Hicks again) “Boy they suck.” Maybe if bieber gets some illegal inspiration he will stop writing manufactured bullshit records all his life. Live how you want, man. Sounds like you’re an outsider with no idea what you’re talking about.

          • dannarae

            So ur saying that any person that wants to create great music, all they have to do is go get high

          • Freddie

            i’m just saying it seems to help

          • Freddie

            i’m just saying it seems to help

          • http://fam3m0nster.tumblr.com/ Hypster_Dragon

            Den lemme smoke some dat weed and make me a hit song that’s full of rainbow emotions underneath the influential reigns of THC. Great job for reinstating every idiotic conception that individuals need to be underneath the influence to be able to create art. Tell that to the toothless meth-head on the street corner.

          • Freddie

            meth isn’t a beneficial drug. Meth is a destructive drug.

          • Freddie

            meth isn’t a beneficial drug. Meth is a destructive drug.

      • ultralisamarieshanley

        Word, son.

      • ultralisamarieshanley

        Word, son.

      • asfdasfd90821

        Really? In “spite” of? Go listen to some drug-days Aerosmith. Now go listen to some sober-Aerosmith. I have a low opinion of people who dabble with narcotics, but it is pretty much an established fact that the best rock music ever came out of musicians pretty much steeped in drugs and they turned to utter crap when they sobered up.

    • louie

      ummm your an idiot….you couldn’t be more wrong

      • asfdasfd90821

        His an idiot? What does that mean? What is “an idiot” and how does it belong to someone?

  • disqus_xeS8dpIN1V

    Ummm well I think Bieber’s a dumbass and those girls aren’t any better… But I would rather hear of him oding then little girls killing themselves over the little prick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ollymomo Olivia Moulton

    Sorry guys, it was started by 9gag. Nice try though, and I am sure some of us wish we had done it.

  • BeeKaaay

    Remember, people of all political stripes.

    These kids will be paying into your social security. And when you’re old, they will run the government.

    Be afraid, be very afraid.

  • http://twitter.com/ninadarling15 nina darling

    I like Justin Bieber but i would never cut myself just because he is smokeing weed….. it is is fucking life he can do what he wants….

  • disqus_t4kBY4ikA0

    That is horrible. Why would people want to cut them selves just because he was smoking weed?! That’s just horrible! those girls need help. They need to stop before they get really really hurt! (even though cutting probably does hurt a lot.)

  • ted

    smoke weed every day! hahaha

  • Grimmjow Jaggerjags

    Brittany Newton: You are a jag amongst all jags.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.sparks.509 Jessica Sparks

    this is too funny hahaha

  • Chaseng Vang

    The only thing I liked about that page was Happy from Fairy Tail.

  • Chloe

    Some people have real problems with self-harm. The fact that someone would even fake it over a celebrity smoking weed is fucking ridiculous. Attention seekers like these are the reason those that really need help don’t get it. These people need to fucking stop and get their heads out of their asses

  • Melissa

    It’s just weed ..seriously. chill out.

  • James

    the sooner justin makes her impending ultimate fuck-up, the sooner she can be the next Britney spears and we can all get on with our lives

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel.castellanos.581 Angel Castellanos

    This is stupid justin is no a fking god for ppl to be cutting themself you are all fking crazy to start with go out ur house and get a life for god sake

  • Natasha Vesely

    people, he is a normal person he can screw up his system if he wants to, he’s not worth the scars that will stay with you. Jesus Christ, He’s on the same track as Lindsey Lohan and Charlie Sheen, so what?!

  • Natasha Vesely

    People GROW UP! he is a normal human being, a celeb who has has weed, who doesn’t try weed? a very small percent at least 20% (if i recall) so what? he’s on the same track as Lindsey Lohan and Charlie Sheen. It’s his system he’s fucking up not yours, don’t know why you like such a shit singer anyway

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.middleton.319 Gary Middleton

    stupid for cutting herself

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.middleton.319 Gary Middleton

    stupid for cutting herself

  • Brooke

    This is fucking unreal…. “OMG Justin bieber smoked weed! im gonna go cut myself now!!! #brb” #wow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/damn.oatesy Liam Oates

    So these girls permanantly scar themselves to stop a crappy pop star from using one of the softest drugs on the planet? I think that this is the social media equivilant of natural selection. If you are this stupid you deserve to be marked as such.

  • asfdasfd90821

    So gullible. You should feel stupid for writing this article and everyone else in the media who wrote something about this as if it was real should feel even worse. It merely illustrates how ridiculously dumb you all are. The “hoax” is damned hilarious.

  • Simonaboulet

    I wonder what people would do if Justin randomly said he was gay… Hmm.

  • guest

    Honestly, if u look at the pictures that the girls who “cut” themselves, you can tell that two out of the four have healed cut marks. So obviously they have been cutting way before bieber. Its not him, its them. Either way this whole thing is pretty stupid. I hope bieber feels responsible. By not denyng or saying he will try, he is telling his fans to keep hurting themselves. Thanks bieber. Ur so awesome.

  • butt3rfly420

    these kids need to get over it because there is nothing wrong with smoking weed either get over and stop cutting yourselves or just check yourself into a looney bin

  • Quent Hodges

    for those who don’t know. 4chan made this up to she how many idiots really would take this seriously, but I’m pretty sure they already knew how many idiots America had produced that would do as told