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Justin Bieber fans never fell for #baldforbiebers prank – but the media did

by | 27th, October 2012

DID you shave your head for Justin Bieber in an act of solidarity with the cancer-stricken singer? The Entertainment Weekly’s Twitter feed told the world:

“Pop Star Justin Bieber was diagnosed with cancer earlier this morning. Bieber fans are shaving their heads to show their support.”

The world saw the photos of two apparent Bieber lovers with shaven heads.

Only, this was a 4chan joke. The picture was photoshopped. But this was Bieber so the story grew and the #baldforbeiber hashtag went nuts.

We have found no case of a Bieber fan shaving their bonce. This is a prank that failed to trick Bieber fans. Others, however, wer more easily duped.

Justin Green  wrote on the Daily Beast :

I can’t even begin to describe this story, but apparently 4chan, Reddit’s red headed step-parent, pulled off history’s greatest troll. The fact that it was at the expense of Beliebers, or Justin Bieber super fans, makes it all the better.

This site does no research and mocks people for not

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