Not a Crime Victim – Justin Beiber’s PR Stunt

Earlier this week, Justin Beiber sent tweets to his almost 29 million twitter followers that he was a victim of theft at his concert held in Tacoma, Washington.  A laptop computer and a camera were listed as stolen by Justin.  A police report was never filed and therefore no police investigation ever occured.  Fans and social media became suspicious of Justin and his actions concerning this criminal act.  Was this a PR stunt by Justin?  Yes!  As it turns out an unknown source under the twitter account @gexwy, tweeted on Thursday they had possession of J.B.’s items and released a personal home video, according to IBTimes.  Amongst many tweets that occurred between Justin and @gexwy, was the tweet by @gexwy that they would show more personal Beiber footage on Friday at noon.  Justin’s millions of followers flocked in anticipation, what could it be?  Not too suprisingly it was J.B.’s new music video “Beauty and the Beat.”

Along with the music video Justin provided a string of tweets giving motive for the childish hoax “since i was 14 i have had a lot of things said about me, from dying, to taking hormones, to dying again, to stuff about my family… to saying i had a baby with a woman i never even met. nude pics, drugs, my family, my character…but today…today i get to be in on it…”

No harm, no foul, no crime committed, just a few lies.


Written by S.O