Justin Bieber Victim of (New) Death Hoax
By Daniel Gates | 9:50 pm, May 23rd, 2012
Justin Bieber is the victim of (yet another) death hoax. Late Wednesday, “RIP Justin Bieber” became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, fueling speculation that the megastar singer had died. It is 100% false. Bieber is alive and well. He is just the latest celebrity to be “killed” by a prank in which Twitter hoaxsters get “RIP [Celebrity Name]” to trend.
Sometimes the intentions behind “RIP” are good. As Gossip Cop reported earlier in the day, Lady Gaga also became the victim of a death hoax after social media users calling Gaga a “Really Inspiring Person” in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of her “Born This Way” album release. But most of the time, Bieber and other celebs are just the victims of dumb hoaxes that alarm fans and are in no way funny.