(iWIDK by John Latchaw) – This joke goes too far, even for me.
A twisted mock Twitter campaign trending as “#Cut4Bieber” encouraged young fans of Justin Bieber to post pictures of themselves cutting their wrists in protest of the singer’s ‘bad boy’ drug habit.
Fox News reports #Cut4Bieber began on internet prankster website 4Chan, with an anonymous user posting the idea to “see if [they could] get some little girls to cut themselves.”
Unfortunately, what began as a gruesome joke quickly turned into a morbid reality, as a multitude of self-mutilation photographs appeared, some of which are impossible to determine whether they are real or not.
This is latest “prank” to be played on the Bieber Army; earlier this year, “#Bald4Bieber” was a popular trend, which encouraged fans to shave their heads after a rumor that Justin had cancer began to circulate.
John Latchaw is a celebrity gossip expert, and writes consistently on his blog, Hashtag Rehab.