Hopefully you’re not reading this after shaving your head to show your support of Justin Bieber’s cancer struggle – because he doesn’t have cancer. This #BaldForBieber Twitter hoax was an attempt to fool impressionable young fans into shedding their locks for this fake cause.
It’s a hoax. Justin Bieber does not have cancer.
The prank was masterminded by 4Chan, an image-based bulletin board. Videos, images, fake celebrity tweets, and websites were all created to give the illusion that Justin Bieber was diagnosed with cancer, and that fans were shaving their heads in support. It was all just an elaborate hoax. They also posted an image of a fake tweet from Entertainment Tonight to bolster their story, along with doctored images to give the impression that celebrities had tweeted about Justin’s health.
Neither Justin Bieber’s official website nor his official Twitter account make any mention of cancer, #BaldForBieber, or any health issue for that matter.
Check out this hoax video to see the extent to which these pranksters will go. They include photos of bald young individuals as “proof” of fans uniting behind their pop icon by shaving their heads in support.
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