Aaron Carter tricks his Twitter army into pranking a girl who ‘bullied’ him

Aaron Carter, teen heartthrob turned Twitter troll, strikes again.

Carter, who rose to fame as a young teen in the early aughts and continues to produce music and tour to this day, has a tumultuous relationship with social media. (And with Shaq, but that’s another story.)

Carter’s Twitter feed, @aaroncarter, is equal parts complaints about his life, retweets from excited fans, and self-promotion about his current tours. Carter is not a celebrity hidden behind a glass case: He is extremely interactive with his fans. For that reason, many of them believed him when he tweeted a phone number he claimed was his. Several fans were momentarily excited that they had a legitimate way to call Carter.

Carter deleted the number shortly after. A subsequent tweet revealed that the number belonged to a girl who, apparently, had Carter’s actual phone number and gave it to her friends to let them “bully” him over the phone. Carter was not happy about this.

We’ve blocked the phone number in the screengrab below. The digits belong to a family in Lincoln, Neb., where Carter performed on Thursday, Oct. 9.

It’s not the first time Carter has lashed out on social media against his fans and encouraged followers to prank people who annoy him. Last year, Tumblr’s Amber Gordon wrote an article on the Daily Dot describing how Carter’s fans harassed her and she was subsequently blocked by the singer after she called him out for cyberbullying women on Twitter. 

The Daily Dot reached out to the owner of the phone number but has not yet received a response. In the meantime, Carter is “rebuilding” his “love with his fans.”

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Rae Votta

Rae Votta

A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.