As you may recall, pop star Justin Bieber and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys entered into a bit of a Twitter kerfuffle last week over a quote Carney gave to gossip vultures TMZ when they asked him if he thought Bieber should be miffed about not being nominated for a Grammy this year.
“He’s rich, right? Grammy’s are for music, not for money. He’s making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess.”
To which Justin Bieber replied (via the Twitters, natch):
And with that single, ever-so-thoughtfully composed tweet, “Beliebers” worldwide naturally flocked to publicly shame and tweet-destroy The Black Keys drummer.
Carney took to artistically retweeting some of the better bits of bile directed his way that had been streaming in since Bieber’s original tweet:
Then, after days upon days of ridiculous threats and misspelled variants of “you suck,” Carney apparently had enough, and on Saturday made a Next Level move that basically turned Bieber’s fans rabid:
Thereafter, Carney’s tweets included nothing but “Swag” jokes, comments about he and Bieber being the same person (“It’s me justin. i am now him too. we are one.”), and MANY, MANY MORE hate retweets from Bieber fans. (You really should just head to Carney’s Twitter page to read. It is EDIFIYING.)
Then, at some point yesterday, Carney changed his profile back to his own name and revised his bio:
And yet the Bieber Battalion continued its twitter march, calling for his head:
At some point Carney clearly just gave up on his quest to bring Bieber’s posse to their knees, finally realizing — as we all do — that’s just not possible. Most of Bieber’s fans are so hardcore and obsessive they’d turn to Scientology if he so commanded. Besides, continuing a twitter assault on a bunch of whiny tweens would at some point raise the question of who really has too much time on their hands. Regardless, this has been a hilarious soap opera to watch unfold, and because it’s the internet, it’s of course STILL HAPPENING AND WILL NOT DIE. So, if at any point you get bored over the course of the next few days, go ahead and pop over to Patrick Carney’s twitter page and enjoy the awesome spectacle that is twitter dramaz at its finest. It’s safe to say the Beliebers will be.