26,000 text messages later: Bieber exacts revenge by sending his Twitter army on the attack
Justin Bieber is known for handling sticky fan situations with graceful tweets (usually recommending that everyone “hang out” and “love life”), so it’s not surprising that his idea of revenge also involves Twitter. The pint-sized pop star recently used his millions of tween followers to bombard his nemesis’s phone with unwanted calls and texts. Kevin Kristopik, a Detroit teen who admits he “meddled in [Bieber’s] life a bit” after obtaining his contact information, has received approximately 26,000 text messages since Bieber posted his number on Twitter on Saturday. (Bieber claimed Kristopik’s number was his own.) Kristopik’s dad Mike agreed his son needed to be reprimanded, but doesn’t look forward to the nasty bill coming his way. “If it costs us $2,000 or $10,000, it’s out of line,” he told the Detroit Free Press.
One may question the Biebs’s talents in any number of spheres, but watching this YouTube video of Kevin’s steady stream of texts, you’ve got to admire his skill with social media.
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