Justin Bieber fans vandalise Esperanza Spalding’s Wikipedia page

15 Feb 2011

Jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the music industry’s awards ceremony in the US on Sunday didn’t sit too well with fans of teen singer Justin Bieber.

Angry fans, according to Gawker, showed their displeasure at Bieber not winning the prize by vandalising Spalding’s Wikipedia page.

The opening paragraph was updated to include Spalding’s new award, but the end of the paragraph was later edited to read, “JUSTIN BIEBER DESERVED IT GO DIE IN A HOLE WHO THE HECK ARE YOU ANYWAY?”

The vitriol didn’t stop there.

“She now has the 2011 Grammy for being the Best New Artist! Even though no one has ever heard of her! Yay!” another post read.

The comments have since been removed from Spalding’s Wikipedia page.