Last night Justin Bieber found out that some other teen bro named Kevin was trying to hack into his Twitter account to get his phone number, so what did he do? He tracked down Kevin’s phone number and posted it on his Twitter page with the message “call me!” Although the post was only up for a couple hours, thousands of Bieber diehards had retweeted and saved and screengrabbed the number and Kevin got blown up. The video above is just over a minute of Kevin’s phone screen with countless texts and phone calls coming in.
While Kevin seemed to have a pretty good sense of humor about the while thing (he got the attention he wanted and then some), I’m pretty sure Tweeting some dude’s number could be a majorly dumb move on Bieber’s part. What he did could qualify as harassment, if not endangering a minor. And that’s just if you want to talk lawsuits. On a more real level, I think it’s bullying. Biebdawgs is famous and people are going to go after him on Twitter and YouTube and even in gossip blogs (Hi, Justin.) His reach will always be wider than that of his haters unless the kid manages to piss off Oprah, ya know? Someone should have pointed out to Justin that this Kevin kid is probably just jealous of him and to leave it be. All he did was bring Kevin to the attention of me and thousands of his fans.
And in related news, I now have Kevin Fever.