Justin Bieber and fans just tried to get Supernatural canceled, and accidentally earned the show its best ratings in three years — Humble Pie, anyone?
By now, most people have heard about the most recent scandal surrounding Canadian Pop Sensation Justin Bieber. [Brief summary: cops search Bieber’s home looking for evidence related to the egging of a nearby house, instead they find cocaine, among other things, (woops!) and the popstar’s friend, rapper Lil’ Za, takes the fall and gets arrested on the spot]. In response, a whole slew of celebrities tweeted about the incident, now referred to as “Egg-Gate.” Here are some great examples:
However, hands down, one of the snarkiest and most provocative comments came from actor Jared Padalecki of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural fame.
You might call this the tweet that launched a thousand ships. Bieber fans, “Beliebers,” rallied to defend their “patriarch” and called for a mass boycott of the CW hit, Supernatural, with the intention of getting the show canceled.
Now on its ninth season, the show has a fervent and massive fanbase who were quick to fight back. Word quickly spread around fansites like tumblr, generating thousands of posts like this one:
and this one:
In the short span of a week, hundreds of thousands of posts, tweets and statuses spread the word about the upcoming “boycott” — to both Beliebers and the…Non-Beliebers. So what was the grand result?
The take-away from all of this seems pretty easy to summarize, so I’ll put it simply.
Non-Beliebers: About 2.7 Million