Prank leaves Justin Bieber facing tour of North Korea

Justin Bieber's Twitter page has become the target of an internet joke.

A public vote on the Canadian singer's My World Tour page asked users which country he should tour next, with no restrictions on the nations that could be voted on.

This spurred users of imageboard website 4Chan to nominate North Korea, with the vote now turning viral.

There are now almost half a million votes to send Bieber to the secretive communist nation.

The contest, which ends at 1800 on 7 July, saw North Korea move from 24th to 1st place in less than two days, several thousand votes ahead of Israel.

Given the fact that almost all citizens of North Korea are denied internet access and there are restrictive controls over all media, it is unlikely that any of the votes have actually come from within the country.

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It is highly unlikely Bieber would be given permission to enter North Korea

A spokesman for the North Korean Embassy in London told BBC News that any application for 16-year-old Bieber to tour would be dealt with by its mission to the United Nations, although the matter would be referred to Pyongyang.

Hate campaign

Justin Bieber has been target of a number of internet pranks in recent weeks.

Last month, a post on 4Chan urged users to all search for the term "Justin Bieber Syphilis" pushing it to the top of Google Trend's Hot Searches list.

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It is not known if Kim Jong-il is a fan of Justin Bieber's music

And over the weekend, Justin Bieber videos on YouTube were the target for internet hackers, redirecting users to adult websites or triggering pop-up messages saying that the Canadian singer had died in a car crash.

Google temporarily suspended commenting on videos and issued a statement saying: "We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability." The vulnerability hole was patched a few hours later.

His Last FM page was also hit, with photos of the singer replaced by pornographic images.

There have also been false rumours circulating that Bieber had died, that he had joined a cult, and that his mother was offered $50,000 to pose topless in Playboy magazine.

"Let's take some time to answer some crazy (rumours)... I'm not dead," Bieber wrote in just one of his Twitter postings.

And last week he posted that "My mum is a moral woman... let's just leave that one for what it is... because that rumour just grossed and weirded me out."

  • Math
  • July 5, 2010, 3:22 am
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  • 13

    This punk gets what he deserves, from the most reasonable of sources.

    theinternet - prank leaves justin bieber facing tour of north korea

    NO U.
    - Noble6WillkickYourAss October 16, 2010, 11:32 pm
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    internet24591vm9 - prank leaves justin bieber facing tour of north korea

  • 5

    ahhhh damn you have a shit day then something like this comes along and makes it all better thank you math you made my day/night :) +3

  • 5

    Dammit, Biebers gonna sing there and koreas gonna nuke us becuase they think we might have been plotting to make half of them go deaf, then steal half their dumb minded stupid teenage little girls from kim

  • 4

    An Israeli Merkava there, rushing to defend the border and deny all entry after the revelation that Israel is in second place in the vote.

    • Ruleb
    • July 5, 2010, 6:38 am
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    Anonymous poster

  • 2

    goes to show how powerful anonymous are.
    and I thought this was pretty awesome, I could take 29 biebers in a fight.

    - ember January 9, 2011, 5:00 pm
    You LIE
    - drakengard85 January 9, 2011, 5:06 pm
    anonymous, believe so much in their cause that they hide behind a mask, much like the KKK.
    - johnecash July 11, 2011, 10:50 am
  • 2

    bustin jeiber makes me envy the deaf and the blind send him to NK im sure the midget dictator would screw him in the bum and have the common courtesy to give him a reach around,(FMJ FTW)

  • 1

    I guess this is what happens when your bad music pisses off the internet.

  • 1

    u sir are my new favorite man

  • 1

    I think canada might get nuked off existence for putting the koreans through something far worse than that thing ppl call twilight

  • 1

    Haha thanks

  • 1

    i hope he goes to north korea, pisses off their leader, and then gets killed by firing squad for it.

  • 1

    XD I love the internet.

    • ember
    • January 9, 2011, 4:58 pm
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