The results are in! With 659,141 votes for Justin Bieber to go on the ‘My World Tour’ in North Korea, Bieber-lovers were anxious and Bieber-haters roared with laughter. Unfortunately, Justin Bieber’s representative officially stated that the popular teen singer will not be traveling to North Korea to entertain Kim Jong Il and the rest of North Korea. According to MTV News, Bieber’s spokesman firmly established that “it was a spoof site..this is not a legitimate contest”.
At a poll organized by a non-Bieber affiliated website called Faxo, “fans” could vote on which country Justin Bieber go to on his tour. One of the oldest, largest, crudefully hilarious, and infamous message boards on the Internet, 4chan, often associated with an equally famous group called Anonymous turned out to be behind gathering voters to vote for North Korea. This is the latest and probably not the last Internet prank that will be pulled on Bieber. The 16 year old singer had died, had spyhilis, had become a satan-worshipper, and rumors also circulated that his mother was posing nude for Playboy.
Steven Urciuoli, the owner of Faxo expressed “offense” at the miffed reactions of Bieber’s representatives. In his interview with Surge Desk, Urciuoli said he had created Faxo for giving fun-time to fans; the website allows its users to create their own polls, often the polls are social such as “Do you love Harry Potter?”.
Uricuoli also argues that he did not violate fair-use copyright laws which gives him an unassailable legal position.
The country to win second place with 624,803 votes in the poll was Israel. Some people have speculated that Israel was being voted for because Bieber had authentic Israeli fans or many people wanted to see Bieber try to survive in one of the world’s most dangerous locations known for its upsetting violence between the Arabs and Israelis.
Justin Bieber or “Justine Bieber” as many of his enemies like to call him, is made fun of on the Internet almost everywhere for his high singing voice and very feminine stature. Many have disdainfully said Bieber is talentless and is “nothing” compared to real musical talents. Often Internet pranksters take advantage of Google’s popular search feature to push a groundless rumor up to the top. According to BBC, after the polls on Faxo closed YouTube experienced a code “malfunction” in its comments sections of almost every Bieber video. Inappropriate advertisements and pop-ups heralding the death of Justin Bieber flashed on the monitors of unsuspecting fans.
Videos of “Justin Bieber Hates North Korea” were also posted on YouTube after the announcement that the teen singer would not be touring North Korea.
The thousands of Facebook comments on the poll page included satisfaction, genuine “dissapointment”, and jokes at the news. “He’s not going, but it’s still pretty funny” said a Thomas Thomson. “YES YES YES YES NORTH KOREA IS /B/EST KOREA!!!!” exclaimed another comment. A Kasandry Frodriger jokingly sympathized with North Korea, “We will not forget your sacrifice!”
“You should of sent him to Iraq!”cried out another. One comment deplored the announcement that Bieber would not be visiting North Korea, “I’m so dissapointed, he should have gone.”