By Jay Kirell
When news of pop star Justin Bieber’s arrest in Florida for DUI and resisting arrest broke on Twitter, the social-media outlet – not surprisingly – exploded.
Discussions of what this meant for the singer’s career were started. Talk about his now-infamous mugshot focused on his smiling face and twinkling eyes.
And many many people started blaming the singer’s troubles on his hanging out with black friends – or specifically – trying to “be black.”
— Betsy Manning (@Betsy_Manning) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber caught driving under the influence of black people
— Whatevers Clever (@wittybigtwittys) January 23, 2014
“@itsDonLeach: Justin Bieber wants to be a black lesbian so bad and that’s obvious”
— February 5 (@Hanna_McLeod) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber got high, went to a strip club dropped stacks and got arrested! You sure he isn’t black? When is his rap album out?
— Papa Action (@Bludski) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus are 2 reasons why white kids shouldn’t have more than 2 black friends.
— .random (@FunnyJulius) January 23, 2014
“Justin bieber is just a wannabe black boy, someone should remind him that he’s a little Jewish boy from Canada”-my dad
— Sariti (@saraodonowhoo_) January 23, 2014
my dad on justin bieber: “he’s acting more like black people than black people do, just ship him back to Canada”
— cashews (@jadziastrugacz) January 23, 2014
Those who weren’t focused on equating getting arrested with being black focused on the joy they might find at who Bieber might to share a jail cell with:
I hope Justin Bieber stays in jail and becomes a huge black guys bitch.
— Kylie Egan (@Kylie724) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber will either be dead or in prison in the next 10 years with some black guy hanging out of his arsehole
— James (@JjIsHereMate) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber is smiling in his mug shot because hes so excited to bend over in the shower and get railed by some big black guy
— Michael Isabella (@Mikeizzy12) January 23, 2014
I hope they throw justin bieber in jail so him and big black bubba can get to know eachother on a “personal” level
— Chris Comati (@twAtter0069) January 23, 2014
And just to top it off, this quote from daytime tv host Sharon Osbourne:
“He doesn’t realize is white, not black.”
Just like some twitter users don’t realize they’re being morons, not funny.