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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Your point exactly? He was a legend Justin Bieber is a joke to the music industry, and will die in less then 6 years or end up in jail or on heavy drugs.


Wait a second .. that is what happened to the "King" of Pop? .. MJ? .. :lol:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

No he wasn't doing his job, he wasn't working for a legit magazine or newspaper on a real story, paparazzi are nothing more than glorified stalkers, and should be prosecuted as such.

Poetic justice in my mind.

I gotta say I'm with Heretic on this one. Freelance photography is an actual job - even if you and I both agree that it's tantamount to stalking.

The fact remains that this guy made a pretty bad error in judgement and died because of it. Nothing poetic or just about it.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Wouldn't that have been awesome if right after paparazi dude gets smoked by the car, another paparazi dude came and took his photo and ran offf?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

I honsestly don't know how the obvious criminal nature of the paparazzi have NOT led ot legislation.

Hey, Wet - how do these people skirt around the stalking laws or the fact that they are taking pictures of people who do not want their pictures taken and then selling those pictures? I assumed that the laws were pretty black and white for stalking and photographing "strangers", so how do these people get away with it on such a large scale?

I'm sure the answer is: because there is a lot of money involved in this as an "industry".

I would love to see these people en masse seriously fined or jailed.

It depends upon the jurisdiction.

In the US past laws can run afoul of the First Amendment. In Canada any such law would have to survive scrutiny under the Charter. The courts generally are wary of laws that may impact freedom of press.

(Following the death of Princess Diana the Caliifornia) state legislature passed its first anti-paparazzi measure a year later. It created hefty civil penalties that could be paid to stars whose privacy was invaded.


Six months ago, a paparazzo was charged with reckless driving in a high-speed pursuit of Bieber and with violating a separate, 2010 state law that toughened punishment for those who drive dangerously in pursuit of photos for commercial gain.


However, a judge last month dismissed the paparazzi law charges, saying the law was overly broad.


The judge cited problems with the statute, saying it was aimed at newsgathering activities protected by the First Amendment, and lawmakers should have increased penalties for reckless driving rather than target those who photograph celebrities.


City prosecutors said they would appeal the judge's ruling.


The law was prompted by the experiences of Jennifer Aniston, who provided details to a lawmaker about being unable to drive away after she was surrounded by paparazzi on Pacific Coast Highway.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...ed.html?cmp=rss

Other laws may come into play depending upon how aggressive the pursuit may be. In 1998 two paparazzi were convicted of misdemeanour false imprisonment and sentenced to jail for boxing in Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family as they sat in their Hummer.

In BC we have an act (The Privacy Act) that may cover such situations but it has yet to be tested against the Charter - note that it contains this restriction:

The nature and degree of privacy to which a person is entitled in a situation or in relation to a matter is that which is reasonable in the circumstances, giving due regard to the lawful interests of others.:


PRIVACY ACT

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 373


Violation of privacy actionable

1 (1) It is a tort, actionable without proof of damage, for a person, wilfully and without a claim of right, to violate the privacy of another.


(2) The nature and degree of privacy to which a person is entitled in a situation or in relation to a matter is that which is reasonable in the circumstances, giving due regard to the lawful interests of others.


(3) In determining whether the act or conduct of a person is a violation of another's privacy, regard must be given to the nature, incidence and occasion of the act or conduct and to any domestic or other relationship between the parties.


(4) Without limiting subsections (1) to (3), privacy may be violated by eavesdropping or surveillance, whether or not accomplished by trespass.


Exceptions

2 (1) In this section:

"court" includes a person authorized by law to administer an oath for taking evidence when acting for the purpose for which the person is authorized to take evidence;

"crime" includes an offence against a law of British Columbia.


(2) An act or conduct is not a violation of privacy if any of the following applies:

(a) it is consented to by some person entitled to consent;

(b) the act or conduct was incidental to the exercise of a lawful right of defence of person or property;

(c ) the act or conduct was authorized or required under a law in force in British Columbia, by a court or by any process of a court;

(d) the act or conduct was that of

(i) a peace officer acting in the course of his or her duty to prevent, discover or investigate crime or to discover or apprehend the perpetrators of a crime, or

(ii) a public officer engaged in an investigation in the course of his or her duty under a law in force in British Columbia,

and was neither disproportionate to the gravity of the crime or matter subject to investigation nor committed in the course of a trespass.


(3) A publication of a matter is not a violation of privacy if

(a) the matter published was of public interest or was fair comment on a matter of public interest, or

(b) the publication was privileged in accordance with the rules of law relating to defamation.


(4) Subsection (3) does not extend to any other act or conduct by which the matter published was obtained if that other act or conduct was itself a violation of privacy.


Unauthorized use of name or portrait of another

3 (1) In this section, "portrait" means a likeness, still or moving, and includes

(a) a likeness of another deliberately disguised to resemble the plaintiff, and

(b) a caricature.


(2) It is a tort, actionable without proof of damage, for a person to use the name or portrait of another for the purpose of advertising or promoting the sale of, or other trading in, property or services, unless that other, or a person entitled to consent on his or her behalf, consents to the use for that purpose.


(3) A person is not liable to another for the use for the purposes stated in subsection (2) of a name identical with, or so similar as to be capable of being mistaken for, that of the other, unless the court is satisfied that

(a) the defendant specifically intended to refer to the plaintiff or to exploit his or her name or reputation, or

(b) either on the same occasion or on some other occasion in the course of a program of advertisement or promotion, the name was connected, expressly or impliedly, with other material or details sufficient to distinguish the plaintiff, to the public at large or to the members of the community in which he or she lives or works, from others of the same name.


(4) A person is not liable to another for the use, for the purposes stated in subsection (2), of his or her portrait in a picture of a group or gathering, unless the plaintiff is

(a) identified by name or description, or his or her presence is emphasized, whether by the composition of the picture or otherwise, or

(b) recognizable, and the defendant, by using the picture, intended to exploit the plaintiff's name or reputation.


(5) Without prejudice to the requirements of any other case, in order to render another liable for using his or her name or portrait for the purposes of advertising or promoting the sale of

(a) a newspaper or other publication, or the services of a broadcasting undertaking, the plaintiff must establish that his or her name or portrait was used specifically in connection with material relating to the readership, circulation or other qualities of the newspaper or other publication, or to the audience, services or other qualities of the broadcasting undertaking, as the case may be, and

(b) goods or services on account of the use of the name or portrait of the other in a radio or television program relating to current or historical events or affairs, or other matters of public interest, that is sponsored or promoted by or on behalf of the makers, distributors, vendors or suppliers of the goods or services, the plaintiff must establish that his or her name or portrait was used specifically in connection with material relating to the goods or services, or to their manufacturers, distributors, vendors or suppliers.


Action to be determined in Supreme Court

4 Despite anything contained in another Act, an action under this Act must be heard and determined by the Supreme Court.


Action does not survive death

5 An action or right of action for a violation of privacy or for the unauthorized use of the name or portrait of another for the purposes stated in this Act is extinguished by the death of the person whose privacy is alleged to have been violated or whose name or portrait is alleged to have been used without authority.

http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96373_01

And federally there are provisions under the Criminal Code but again the Charter would come into play - note the qualifier "without lawful authority".


CRIMINAL HARASSMENT

  • 264 (1) No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly as to whether the other person is harassed, engage in conduct referred to in subsection (2) that causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.

Prohibited Conduct

(2) The conduct mentioned in subsection (1) consists of



  • (a) repeatedly following from place to place the other person or anyone known to them;


  • (b) repeatedly communicating with, either directly or indirectly, the other person or anyone known to them;


  • © besetting or watching the dwelling-house, or place where the other person, or anyone known to them, resides, works, carries on business or happens to be; or


  • (d) engaging in threatening conduct directed at the other person or any member of their family.

Punishment

(3) Every person who contravenes this section is guilty of



  • (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or


  • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Factors to be Considered

  • (4) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the court imposing the sentence on the person shall consider as an aggravating factor that, at the time the offence was committed, the person contravened


  • (a) the terms or conditions of an order made pursuant to section 161 or a recognizance entered into pursuant to section 810, 810.1 or 810.2; or


  • (b) the terms or conditions of any other order or recognizance made or entered into under the common law or a provision of this or any other Act of Parliament or of a province that is similar in effect to an order or recognizance referred to in paragraph (a).

Reasons

  • (5) Where the court is satisfied of the existence of an aggravating factor referred to in subsection (4), but decides not to give effect to it for sentencing purposes, the court shall give reasons for its decision.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Wouldn't that have been awesome if right after paparazi dude gets smoked by the car, another paparazi dude came and took his photo and ran offf?


No one would care to buy a photo of a dead loser.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

The TMZ generation.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Do you get the feeling that his family will be milking the situation and Bieber for all they can get out of it?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

As much as I don't care about the paparazzi...someone died and that's not something to joke about...he was just doing his job.


Mercenary killers are just "doing their job" too.

I wouldn't go as far as to say "GFR!", but I think we can be casual enough to crack jokes here.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

I gotta say I'm with Heretic on this one. Freelance photography is an actual job - even if you and I both agree that it's tantamount to stalking.

The fact remains that this guy made a pretty bad error in judgement and died because of it. Nothing poetic or just about it.

Spare me the sob story, there is a world of difference between a legitimate free lance photographer and these parasites, as well as who they generally sell their photos to, do you honestly think this guy was working for People, MacLeans or Time? These guys couldn't care less how their "work" affects others, or if they break the law in obtaining their shots, or if they endanger their unwilling target or anyone who crosses their path. The paparazzi were directly responsible for Princess Diana's death, and all those chasing her that night should have been charged with manslaughter or at least criminal negligence causing death.

I don't wish harm on them but I have no sympathy if one gets killed in the process of attempting to ruin someone's life or if someone goes Sean Penn on them.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

I gotta say I'm with Heretic on this one. Freelance photography is an actual job - even if you and I both agree that it's tantamount to stalking.

The fact remains that this guy made a pretty bad error in judgement and died because of it. Nothing poetic or just about it.

It's pretty poetic to me. And just.

The danger these stalkers put people in is what's unjust.

Edited by zaibatsu, 03 January 2013 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

More details on what happened. Apparently a CPD officer cautioned Guerra about potential danger before he was struck.


The death of an aspiring paparazzo, who was hit by an SUV Tuesday after snapping pictures of pop star Justin Bieber's white Ferrari, has re-ignited the debate over how -- and whether -- to regulate celebrity-chasing photographers.


Chris Guerra, 29, had moved to Hollywood hoping to make a name and fortune for himself with exclusive photos of Bieber. Instead he was fatally injured about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday as he crossed busy Sepulveda Boulevard after shooting pictures of a CHP traffic stop involving the singer's sports car.


Bieber was not even in the car at the time.


On Wednesday, the 18-year-old pop star led a chorus of voices calling for an end to the no-holds-barred quest for celebrity photos that frequently puts public safety at risk.


"Hopefully, this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves," Bieber said in a statement.


Another paparazzi target, singer Miley Cyrus, recalled the 1997 death of Princess Diana as she tweeted her support for tighter controls over photographers.


"Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13," she wrote on Twitter. "Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!"


Coincidentally, a case involving Bieber was the first test of a 2010 California law aiming to crack down on reckless paparazzi. The law, sponsored by then-Assemblywoman Karen Bass, makes it a crime to violate certain traffic laws in order to take a photo or video of another person for a commercial purpose. It is punishable by six months in jail and a $2,500 fine.


In November, a judge threw out two charges against freelance photographer Paul Raef, who was accused of chasing Bieber on the Ventura Freeway through the San Fernando Valley.


Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Thomas Rubinson ruled the law is overly broad because it covers news-gathering activities protected by the First Amendment. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has appealed the ruling, saying the court's constitutional concerns must be balanced by the need for public safety.


City Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired LAPD sergeant who witnessed Raef's pursuit of Bieber and called 911 to report it, said Guerra's death "is another example of the kind of tragedy we keep trying to prevent."


"This refocuses the spotlight on the paparazzi and the whole focus of celebrity status," said Zine, an outspoken advocate of the 2010 law. "A photo is not worth someone's life."


Authorities said a friend of Bieber -- TMZ reported it was rapper Lil Twist -- was driving the singer's Ferrari on the northbound 405 Freeway when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for speeding.


Guerra had been following the Ferrari, apparently believing Bieber was at the wheel. He exited the freeway at Getty Center Drive, parked along a dark and winding stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard, and took several photos of the traffic stop over a chain-link fence.


The CHP officer repeatedly warned Guerra that it was dangerous for him to be there and ordered him to return to his vehicle, officials said.


As he ran across Sepulveda to his car, Guerra was hit by a Toyota Highlander driven by a 69-year-old Los Angeles woman, who had two young grandchildren in the back seat.


Authorities said the woman made a U-turn and used her SUV to prevent others from hitting the photographer while she called 911. Paramedics rushed Guerra to UCLA Westwood Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


The unidentified motorist wasn't cited.


Celebrity photographer Rick Mendoza said he'd been a mentor to Guerra, who moved to Los Angeles from Las Vegas with plans to become a paparazzo.


"He was a hardworking kid who had ambitions, motivation and drive," Mendoza said. "He got to Hollywood because he wanted to better his life. He knew he could make money if he worked hard ... and he saw he had a shot with Bieber."


Mendoza said Guerra was working for a photo agency and could have commanded $50,000 or $100,000 if he'd been able to snap an exclusive of Bieber being ticketed by the CHP.


"It's Bieber, and that guy is known throughout the world," Mendoza said. "Chris was going for the money shot."


The frenzy for exclusive photos of the latest Hollywood icons is the subject of "$ellebrity," a documentary opening Jan. 11 that features interviews with frequent paparazzi targets Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John and others.


"The consumer is putting demand on magazines and websites for these photos," said Kevin Mazur, who produced and directed the documentary. "The paparazzi will do anything to get an image of a celebrity."


His film includes footage of celebrities being chased by packs of photographers -- situations that Mazur said endanger the lives of the famous and anyone around them.


"If they pass more laws, will it stop? Does a child have to get killed for something to be done?" he said. "It's hard to say where the end is."


Former celebrity bodyguard Sean Burke said "very intense and dangerous situations" involving aggressive photographers prompted him to form the Paparazzi Reform Initiative. The 3-year-old group advocates tighter control over what he called the "Wild West atmosphere" that surrounds the pursuit of celebrity photos.


"We, and others in the entertainment industry, have warned that unless reform is enacted regarding the collision of celebrity vs. paparazzi, someone else would be hurt or killed," Burke said.


Dave Fernandez, president of the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, said there has long been a debate over the how to deal with the paparazzi and the "high level of chaos they create."


"It would be nice to have some kind of law or legislation that controls it a little," said Fernandez, who has worked in the business for more than a quarter-century.


"Mainstream photographers have a standard of ethics. Paparazzi have no ethics when it comes to getting more eye candy. They'll do anything to get that shot."

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Chris Guerra, 29, had moved to Hollywood hoping to make a name and fortune for himself with exclusive photos of Bieber. Instead he was fatally injured about 5:45 p.m.

Yeah, life's like that. Just when you think you've got the world by the tail, BAM, you're hit by a truck.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

Yeah, life's like that. Just when you think you've got the world by the tail, BAM, you're hit by a truck.

Actually an SUV driven by a 69 year old grandmother with two grandkids in the back seat. ::D

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Spare me the sob story, there is a world of difference between a legitimate free lance photographer and these parasites, as well as who they generally sell their photos to, do you honestly think this guy was working for People, MacLeans or Time? These guys couldn't care less how their "work" affects others, or if they break the law in obtaining their shots, or if they endanger their unwilling target or anyone who crosses their path. The paparazzi were directly responsible for Princess Diana's death, and all those chasing her that night should have been charged with manslaughter or at least criminal negligence causing death.

I don't wish harm on them but I have no sympathy if one gets killed in the process of attempting to ruin someone's life or if someone goes Sean Penn on them.

Yeah you're right. This guy totally deserved it.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

It's pretty poetic to me. And just.

The danger these stalkers put people in is what's unjust.

Yup! One more creep off the streets! :towel: :towel: :towel:
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Kesler was lucky to score 20 this year since the injury to Morrison allowed him to do so.

I doubt Kesler would ever break 15 goals in his career again.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Your point exactly? He was a legend Justin Bieber is a joke to the music industry, and will die in less then 6 years or end up in jail or on heavy drugs.


I don't like his music, or what the industry has made him into, but he's got a lot more talent than anyone here and much more than anyone gives him credit for.






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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Mercenary killers are just "doing their job" too.

True dat Bugger!
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Spare me the sob story, there is a world of difference between a legitimate free lance photographer and these parasites, as well as who they generally sell their photos to, do you honestly think this guy was working for People, MacLeans or Time? These guys couldn't care less how their "work" affects others, or if they break the law in obtaining their shots, or if they endanger their unwilling target or anyone who crosses their path. The paparazzi were directly responsible for Princess Diana's death, and all those chasing her that night should have been charged with manslaughter or at least criminal negligence causing death.

I don't wish harm on them but I have no sympathy if one gets killed in the process of attempting to ruin someone's life or if someone goes Sean Penn on them.


I agree with the Princess Diana part, and don't get me wrong, I'm not a pro paparazzi...I'm just saying I don't want to be like those who cheered when a so called witch was burned at the stake alive....or when some bully was beating up some kid at the school yard...and I'm sure no one here wants to be like that neither....
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

@ stawns This quite frankly is some of the worst sining I have ever heard in my life. Do not assume for one second that NO ONE here has any talent let alone talent that surpasses this joke of a studio made puppet. He made the choice to follow the wardrobe, music and direction of his agents. He wasnt forced. Bieber is the epitomy of a marketing experiment ala Britney Spears. Yeah millions of records sold means millions of people actually have no clue as to what a real talent is.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

I don't like his music, or what the industry has made him into, but he's got a lot more talent than anyone here and much more than anyone gives him credit for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXOWt524IQM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpl1FVGyE2c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8B2dX3FLTo


Kids got talent. #Imabelieber
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

Perhaps so but he lacks the courage of his own convictions. If he wants to remain relevant over the long haul he will have to inject more of himself into his act.
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#53 Buggernut

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpl1FVGyE2c


If I came across a busker like that, I'd put a bag over his head.

Okay, I'll be fair. The boy can play his instruments, but the world would be a better place if he never sang another note again.

Edited by Buggernut, 04 January 2013 - 03:49 PM.

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#54 cadillaccts

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

how do these people skirt around the stalking laws or the fact that they are taking pictures of people who do not want their pictures taken and then selling those pictures?


I've wondered the same. Google has to blur a homeless man's tainted garbage face as he emerges from a dumpster, yet brad pitt's testicle hanging from his basketball shorts gets published globally.

Where is the sense in that?
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#55 hudson bay rules

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

nvm

Edited by hudson bay rules, 03 January 2013 - 11:28 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

How has this morphed into a Bieber thread?

condolences to the family.

Edited by hudson bay rules, 03 January 2013 - 11:29 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

Bieber hate is pretty unhealthy, and the folk who love to rip on him got issues. Sorry that girls like him guys. That aint what's stopping you from getting the girl tho. Lacks talent eh? And you suppose that your favorite bands are super talented. People don't want pure talent anyways... if they did jazz would be a lot more popular (for example).
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

Justin Bieber fans urged on Twitter to #Cut4Bieber to help singer stop smoking pot
By Michael MacDonald, Canada.com January 7, 2013

Justin Bieber fans urged on Twitter to #Cut4Bieber to help singer stop smoking pot

Legions of Justin Bieber fans desperately want the pop singer to stop smoking marijuana and are willing to injure themselves to prove the point, or so some users at the message board 4chan.org would have you believe.

Legions of Justin Bieber fans desperately want the pop singer to stop smoking marijuana and are willing to injure themselves to prove the point, or so some users at the message board 4chan.org would have you believe.

A message posted on their site read: ”Tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because Bieber was smoking weed.”

What followed were images of self-mutilation attached to fake accounts made to look like they were being posted by teenagers.

The perverse hoax gained massive attention with sites such as Hip Hop Wired being tricked into posting the story as a real piece of news, complete with a gallery of the images.

However, they weren’t the only ones to be fooled.

Today on Twitter, the hashtags #CuttingForBieber and #CutForBieber began to trend with some Tweets being attached to horrifying photos of blood soaked arms. Others were outraged, posting comments about the obvious insanity of the actions.

Users on 4chan were pleased with their efforts, coming back to the site to brag of their accomplishments later in the day.

4chan.org is a message board that is well known for hosting disturbing conversations in a “no holds barred” environment.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

Justin Bieber fans urged on Twitter to #Cut4Bieber to help singer stop smoking pot
By Michael MacDonald, Canada.com January 7, 2013

Justin Bieber fans urged on Twitter to #Cut4Bieber to help singer stop smoking pot

Legions of Justin Bieber fans desperately want the pop singer to stop smoking marijuana and are willing to injure themselves to prove the point, or so some users at the message board 4chan.org would have you believe.

Legions of Justin Bieber fans desperately want the pop singer to stop smoking marijuana and are willing to injure themselves to prove the point, or so some users at the message board 4chan.org would have you believe.

A message posted on their site read: ”Tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because Bieber was smoking weed.”

What followed were images of self-mutilation attached to fake accounts made to look like they were being posted by teenagers.

The perverse hoax gained massive attention with sites such as Hip Hop Wired being tricked into posting the story as a real piece of news, complete with a gallery of the images.

However, they weren’t the only ones to be fooled.

Today on Twitter, the hashtags #CuttingForBieber and #CutForBieber began to trend with some Tweets being attached to horrifying photos of blood soaked arms. Others were outraged, posting comments about the obvious insanity of the actions.

Users on 4chan were pleased with their efforts, coming back to the site to brag of their accomplishments later in the day.

4chan.org is a message board that is well known for hosting disturbing conversations in a “no holds barred” environment.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:05 AM

A simple glance to look for on-coming traffic would have prevented all this.
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