Fake article prompts NYC mosque opponents to boycott Justin Bieber
The stoopid. It really does burn.
Some opponents of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” have launched a boycott of Justin Bieber over the Canadian teen pop sensation’s support of the construction of a Muslim community center not far from the site of the 9/11 attacks.
The only problem is, Bieber has apparently never endorsed the center known as Park 51, or even discussed it publicly.
Bieber’s face was featured on a Facebook page devoted to a boycott of companies that have supported Park 51. (The page has now replaced Bieber’s face with that of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who actually did endorse the project.)
“Justin took an adult position and spoke out in support of the mosque in tigar beat [sic] magazine,” a page administrator wrote. “He one of the most influential teen sensations … If he is going to play like the big boys he better expect some back lash…”
But that Tiger Beat interview with Bieber doesn’t exist. It appears the source of the claim is an article at CelebJihad, a website dedicated to titillating images of — and “fake news” about — celebrities. (A recent headline declares, “Hillary Duff Caught Licking a Sex Toy.”)