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Twitter Snark Causes Fandom War

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?

…I’m just gonna leave this here.

The take-away from all of this seems pretty easy to summarize, so I’ll put it simply.

Beliebers: 0

Non-Beliebers: About 2.7 Million

Any questions?

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