After TMZ posted photos of JUSTIN BIEBER smoking something in a blunt, which may or may not have been weed, the Internet responded with backlash on Twitter...
... and then, we saw this horrific campaign, which had people supposedly "cutting themselves" to stop Bieber from smoking the cheeba.
Now, there's absoutely nothing funny about cutting one's self. It's a serious thing - a sign of often times deeper, more serious issues. And whether or not these photos of people "cutting themselves for Justin" are real or fake... it's just not something to joke about.
But, nontheless people are. I'm not sure it's okay.
I wrestled with posting this post today with a link to more on the story because of how sensitive the topic can be... and how very real of an activity it is for people to cut themselves out of dispair, for attention or while in depression. I posted it hoping it can spark a conversation... because in conversing we often find understanding.
Thanks for reading.