Updated: December 13, 2012 12:45 PM | By Emma Jones
Fan-atical behaviour: How fans show hopeless devotion to their idols

How far will some fans go?



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Being fond of a particular artist or song is completely normal, however, when you're enjoyment begins to turn into obsession you're only a few steps from crossing the line into Crazy Town. It's one thing puncturing your bedroom walls to hang a poster of New Kids On The Block, but it's quite another puncturing your skin for a full back tattoo of Donnie, Danny, Joey, Jordan and Jonathon's faces.

Then you have the case of Dana Martin, the man who allegedly hired two men to kill Justin Bieber, as well as several other people, all because he is obsessed with the "Baby" singer and felt "snubbed" by him.

Whether it means self-mutilation or bankruptcy (or murder plots), extreme fans will go to incredible lengths to show devotion to their idols, even if that behaviour may seem a little, er, extreme to the average Joe. Just check out some of these hopeless acts of love. . .

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Dec 14, 2012 1:48AM
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LOL someone hired 2 goons to kill the biebs?  I mean, I know Bieber is super annoying and looks like a total **** trying to pull off the "male" role in a lesbian relationship, but come on.
Dec 14, 2012 12:09PM
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It would be nice to see him go away but to kill him would be wrong. He is in my opinion THE most annoying person to ever to become famous out of Canada without a doubt. 
Dec 14, 2012 6:09AM
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JUSTIN'S NEW SONG!

STAYING ALIVE, STAYING ALIVE, AH, AH STAYING ALIVVEEE!

Dec 14, 2012 3:15PM
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Im wondering if anyone knows if there was a hate thing on for Elvis? Or if there was any kind of assisination attempt on his life? Elvis was a little before my time, but it seems to me people were not so vile and disturbed. No one seemed to be so upset when Elvis was popular and successful. There definitely seems to be a mentality of hate and destroy moving through our world. Cyber-bullying, kids killing their selves, trying to kill Justin Beiber? All part of the same mind that clearly is influencing our youth primarily, the thinking  that you have some kind of right to judge another human beiing...even though realistically you know nothing about that person? And that if you don't like something about that person you can destroy them, directly or indirectly? How did some people get so stupid? I was at work a few days ago when a lady made a comment about the way J.B. dressed to meet the Prime Minister (I am Canadian). I thought wow lady, it's Christmas time, put a little love in your heart and try to contribute something positive instead of negative to the world, oh ya...and grow up, youre in your 60s I think you should be passed judging people on their appearance.....

 

Dec 14, 2012 9:54AM
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I for one don't want" the kid "killed off.. but, he is so over-exposed and annoying, you sorta wish he would just slide under the radar for a few years. He is at every awards show, gala, MTV etc. and seems to be everywhere at the same time. Can't he just go back to high school ( which I am sure he never completed) or enjoy his millions and chill out for awhile. Some looney is going to take advantage of his popularity, he better be more discreet.
Dec 14, 2012 11:33AM
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Glad nothing happened to our hometown Ontario boy. Keep on playing music, doing what you enjoy most.
Dec 14, 2012 2:20PM
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This is so disturbing...People need to get it together and quit all of this killing or plotting to kill....Everyone has the right to live...even the losers that plan horrible stuff like this...Think about his family and friends...He is a real person, with real feelings and has people that love him dearly and would be forever changed by his absence in their lives...No family should have to endure this kind of threat whether the person is a celebrity or not.....SERIOUSLY....GET HELP PEOPLE!!!!!!
Dec 14, 2012 4:00PM
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Everyone hates on Justin. Come on he's a kid still. Sure you may not like his music and he will never understand the meaning of a dollar but the guy has talent and seems like a genuine person. People hate just for the sake of hating and just because others do it..makes it the cool thing to do. This world is messed up..look at the shooting that happened today for example. 
Dec 14, 2012 7:14PM
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Feel like I just have to state the obvious, if you aren't a Justin Bieber fan, why are YOU interested in his life and taking time out of your busy day to comment on the life and times of  Justin Bieber.... really I don't think he's too concerned with what you are doing with your day, and i don't think he is taking time out of his day to lay out a personal insult towards you. Really you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see who the REAL  stupid people are. Great to see the SMART people supporting someone who is doing something productive with his life!!! Maybe check out some you tube videos since you have enough time on your hands to be here.... look at some of the kids J.B. has helped out. Give your mind a shot of someone alot greater than yourself.
Dec 14, 2012 10:09AM
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No doubt a publicity stunt, like he is worth risking being charged with a felony. 
Dec 14, 2012 2:35PM
Dec 14, 2012 3:25PM
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Personally, i am a mom and feel that he's a fine young man who gives a good example to young kids. I support him 120%. His behavior is gentleman like and honestly, i'd rather Justin as an idol to my kids than Lohan.... GOOD JOB Justin...Hope they put these maniacs in jail.
Dec 14, 2012 3:29PM
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And by the way... he sings great. Whatever happen to supporting our Ontario idols...??? Come on. Would you rather the bad influences from the U.S.?  Come on... A little for someone from HOME. 
Dec 14, 2012 11:46AM
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Message to the Haters. Leave Justin Alone.  ...... please.
Dec 15, 2012 6:42AM
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THE  LITTLE BIPOLAR HIPNOTIST FELLOW SAID, DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU'D HAVE DONE UNTO YOU.

I KNOW SOME FELLOWS WHO ENJOY A GOOD SPANKIN' NOW AND THEN.

SO DOES THAT MEAN THAT IT'S OKEY TO SPANK OTHER PEOPLE.

SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO TRY TO KILL THEMSELVES AND ENJOY IT.

SO I GUESS THEN IT WOULD BE OKEY TO TRY TO KILL OTHER PEOPLE?

I GUESS SOMETHING IS FLAWED WITH THIS LITTLE MAN IN THE BLANKEE'S THINKING.

IF YOU FOLLOW THE 10 COMANDMENTS  LEARNED WHILE GROWING UP IN THE KING HABARABI'S CASTLE BY MY GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGREAT,ETC GRAMPA MOSES AND THEN PAWNED THEM OFF AS BEING FROM GOD, YOU WON'T NEED ANY GOLDEN RULE.

THERE'S JUST 2 BASIC RULES:

 1) FOLLOW THE 10 COMANDMENTS

 2) AN EYE FOR AN EYE

REMEMBER THE BLASTMEPHOUS LITTLE MAN WHO CLAIMED HE WAS THE SON OF MAN.

THEN HE CAME TO JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ASKED HIM WHO HE THOUGHT HE WAS.

JOHN SAID, WHY I THINK YOU MAY VERY WELL BE THE SON OF GOD?

WHY THEN? SAID IAHOVA JUNIOR, I THINK YOU MAY BE RIGHT! I AM HE THE SON OF GOD.

AND SO WHAT THEN, AREN'T WE ALL SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD?

AND SO THEN HE WASN'T SO VERY SPECIAL  NOW THEN, WAS HE?

WHEN HE GOT PASTED UP THERE ON THAT CROSS, HE WAS ONE SORRY FELLOW WHO WASN'T COMING BACK.  NEVER!!  BUT SATIN IS EVERYWHERE.  HE IS REALLY THE GOOD GUY.  HE DIDN'T MAKE THE MEAN CRUEL WORLD AND EVIL NATURE.  HE DIDN'T MAKE HIMSELF - GOD MADE HIM. 

 DID HENRY FORD MAKE A CAR AND THEN WALK AROUND AND AROUND IT CRITICIZING IT?  YOU BAD CAR, YOU LEMON.  I MADE YOU BETTER THAN THAT? STOP IT OR I'LL HAVE TO DROWN YOU!  OKEY THAT'S IT,  I'M GOING TO RAIN FIRE ON YOU AND BURN YOU INTO THE GROUND.  WELL I'VE HAD ENOUGH I'M GOING TO RAIN A PLAGUE DOWN UPON YOU, YOU EVIL CAR.  BUT IF YOU SMARTEN UP AND START RUNNING RIGHT I'LL SEE TO IT THAT YOU LIVE FOREVER.  I'LL WAX YOU, I'LL SPIT POLISH YOUR CHROME!  OH! YOU SWEET SWEET CAR.  I'M GOING TO LOVE YOU FOREVER.  OH YOU JUST MISSED, BAD SPARK PLUG, BAD BAD SPARK PLUG, EVIL SPARK PLUG.....

NOTICE THAT SATIN HAS NOTHING BAD TO SAY.  HE DOESN'T TALK ABOUT GOD BEHIND HIS BACK.  HE DOESN'T TRY TO MAKE YOU BE GOOD UNDER DURESS WITH TALK OF BURNING FOREVER IN A LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMESTONE.  DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE WHETHER YOU'RE GOOD OR BAD.   HE DOESN'T JUDGE YOU OR TRY TO PLAY UPON YOUR CONSCIENCE AND MAKE YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT YOURSELF.  INSTEAD HE MAKES IT OKEY TO JUST BE YOURSELF.  IN NATURE WE WOULD NATURALLY BE EVIL,  BUT NOT KNOW IT.  WE WOULD THINK OF THE TAKING OF LIFE AS, OH I WAS OUT SCOUTING THE OTHER DAY AND GOT BORED AND SHOT ME ANOTHER TREE HUGGER.  OH YA!  I FORGOT TO BUY BRANDY? SHOOT!

 

Dec 14, 2012 11:12PM
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Biebs spoke out against the Zionists that run the industry. This is just a set up for their plans to take him out. Cya Biebs!
Jan 29, 2013 8:45AM
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How does everyone like the **** Justin Bieber  since he left all those ****s in Florida with two no shows a signing and a concert,was the pot head stoned on pot,or crying over Selena Gomez.          
Jan 29, 2013 8:04AM
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Do you really believe everything you read... ? Come on..
Dec 15, 2012 12:01AM
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The Learning from Games in Home 
Dec 14, 2012 1:22PM
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So a dangerous inmate, in a New Mexico jail, confessed that he setup, and paid for, two others to kidnap, castrate and kill Justin Bieber when the whelp was in New York doing a concert.  These two other persons were arrested before carrying out the plot.  Does anyone believe this?  I hope the authorities are looking at this inmate - did he receive any monies lately?  Did his family, or friends, get an anonymous deposit of money?  What about the other two?  Did they suddenly come into some money?  I DON'T BELIEVE THIS AT ALL!!!!!  Another publicity stunt, like the one the snot nosed baby setup when he claimed personal footage was stolen from his laptop in Seattle - or his call to the CHP complaining he was being chased down a freeway.  THIS IS WHY HE GETS NO RESPECT.  HE HAS "CRIED WOLF" THREE TIMES NOW - AND THAT IS ENOUGH.  I hope the authorities really really investigate this bullsh*t and finally charge either Bieber or his handlers for this sillyness.  Hey CHP, leave him on the side of the road next time.  Oh yeah, Justin, don't ever again make disrespectfull  comments about your fans when you are walking around West Edmonton Mall's Bourban Street where you can be, and were, overheard. Stupid stupid stupid.  Next time you may really need help, and I guess you never heard the story of "crying wolf".  You're a likeable guy, but your surge for publicity detracts and retracts it all. 
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