Justin Bieber’s Twitter was hacked and it almost ended the world

We can't beliebe it. 

 

EJ Dickson

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Published Mar 8, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:03 pm CDT

If you follow Justin Bieber on Twitter, you know he usually tweets pithy, elegant, Dorothy Parker-esque bon mots such as these: 

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Late night with the fellas

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 4, 2014

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Loving life

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 5, 2014

I love sleep

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 26, 2014

So needless to say, if you were following Bieber’s Twitter this afternoon, you were probably surprised to find that his latest tweets looked something like this:

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Our sweet prince, it seemed, had been hacked.

Although the tweets were deleted almost immediately, “Justin Bieber Cemberut” started trending, and loyal Beliebers jumped to action. News that yet another misfortune had fallen on their hero’s shoulders was too much to bear, and they immediately swore to get vengeance on the miscreant hacker:

JUSTIN BIEBER GETTING HACKED IS THE MOST EVENTFUL THING THATS HAPPENED TONIGHT OMFREAJHL

— g a b y || ash pls (@hotcuppastyles) March 8, 2014

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@justinbieber: Justin Bieber Cemberut ? http://t.co/ixRvL2Eufk 341” WHOEVER IS HACKIN JUSTIN GO DIE

— ♡jdb♡ (@justinakamylife) March 8, 2014

DEAR @OBAMA JUSTIN BIEBER IS BEING HACKED SOS

— Fernanda (@FernandaDhb) March 8, 2014

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@kidruling: WAIT HOW DO YOU EVEN HACK JUSTIN BIEBER LIKE WHAT KIND OF CREATURE ARE YOU” OMG SO TRUE 😂👏

— pls follow me Justin (@onelovebiebsxo) March 8, 2014

Some sought to use Bieber’s plight to their advantage:

 

JUSTIN BIEBER IS HACKED HA WHAT OMG SOMEONE TEACH ME HOW TO GET INTO THE BOYS’ ACCOUNTS SO I CAN FOLLOW MYSELF PLS

— ♛ (@ziallsfairytale) March 8, 2014

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Others took a more proactive approach:

I CALLED THE POLICE ONCE AGAIN AND SAID JUSTIN BIEBER’S TWITTER IS BEING HACKED AND SAID CALL IN THE ARMY & FBI DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE

— justin follows (@ALAYLMacoustic) March 8, 2014

“911 what is your emergency” “justin bieber got hacked on twitter” “…” “ARE YOU GONNA DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT OR NAH”

— andrew (@TheFirstAye) March 8, 2014

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Hello 911 I need a jet over, justin bieber’s been hacked

— shannon ♡ (@fredosmyhero) March 8, 2014

We’ll never know whether emergency responders heeded these desperate Beliebers’ calls. But either way, we’ll always remember those 15 terrifying minutes when it seemed the fate of our national cyber-security hung in the balance, thanks to three simple words from a rogue hacker: Justin Bieber Cemberut.

all good now. we handled it.

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 8, 2014

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*First Published: Mar 8, 2014, 5:46 pm CST