Today in Bieber news: more German gaffes, death threats and hair trends

Today in Bieber news: more German gaffes, death threats and hair trends

This week, Justin Bieber taught us how to count in German, made his fans threaten to kill another celebrity and inspired boys to wear their bangs down to there. As we previously reported, the Biebs went on a New Zealand talk show and said he didn’t know what “German” means (even after seeing the word in print). The YouTube clip has become one of this week’s viral hits, with more than half a million views.

Bieber, who tweets more than he talks, took to Twitter yesterday to explain that he thought the interviewer said “Jewman” and linked to a video in which he counts to 10 in German. He also wrote:

guess home schooling is working out. Do your research next time b4 making a lame attempt at hating on a 16 year old

But, Justin, you’re not just any 16-year old. After some playful banter via the press in which Bieber says Kim Kardashian is cute, the two finally met at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (it’s the new Hollywood hangout), and Bieliebers aren’t happy about that. In fact, they’re so unhappy about losing their Fearless Leader that they’re sending her death threats. That’s right, tweens want to kill a woman who everyone knows has less interest in Bieber than Ellen Degeneres has in Hugh Jackman. Kardashian tweeted:

Seriously Biebs! @JustinBieber I’m getting death threats from your fans! This is unBeliebable!!!

The Biebs’s attempt at playing peacemaker:

ladies calm down. @kimkardashian is a friend. a very sexy friend but a friend. no need 4 threats. Let’s all be friends and hang out often ;)

Watch out, Twihards. Bieliebers are threatening to take over the crazy crown. But it’s not just teen girls fawning over Bieber. The NY Times says that boys are duplicating his Dorothy Hamill do (it’s called the Flip and Switch, the Flow or the Twitch) and paying up to $175 for it. “Girls always play with it in class,” says a 14-year-old Vancouver boy whose parents forked over $175 to have his hair chemically straightened. “It’s kind of frustrating sometimes. I’m trying to skateboard, and they want to touch my hair.” Beauty comes with a price, kid.

Bangs Like Justin’s (but Don’t Say So) [New York Times]
Justin Bieber’s ‘German’ gaffe goes viral [Stuff]