It seems awfully suspicious that in the past few weeks Drake Bell has been locked in a Twitter feud with some really pissed-off Beliebers, and today the social media platform is malfunctioning so much that there’s not even a cute Fail Whale graphic to tide us over. (Kidding, Twitter resurrected itself while I was writing this post.) Still, the Nickelodeon star has awakened a sleeping beast, and it’s mad. It all started in early July, when the Drake & Josh star criticized Katy Perry for making her concert documentary Part of Me seeing as she’s been in the cultural consciousness for just a few years. Here’s their exchange:
Drake: @katyperry these biography movies about artists who have been in the market place for 5 years in ridiculous!!!
Katy: Never thought I would categorize u as another uneducated hater, especially since we have many mutual friends and coworkers. Smooth
Drake quickly claimed that his Twitter had been hacked — it does seem odd that he would’ve tweeted his dis directly at her — but his bright idea to deflect his criticism to Justin Bieber‘s fans shows that he must have a death wish or know nothing about social media. Because when he started in on Justin’s music, an army of Beliebers bombarded him with angry tweets and what could be construed as death threats, like the user who tweeted a photo of a large kitchen knife. (Gulp.)
Above is a screenshot that shows the progression of the conversation, as rather than be frightened, Drake kept trolling the Beliebers. And I honestly love him for it, like when he rags on them for not using proper grammar. We at Crushable are very well-acquainted with that. This past Monday, Biebs tried to smooth things over with this tweet:
Drake and Josh was my favorite show as a kid. really.
But really, I want to see Drake just keep going! Because it’s clear that his beef was never with Justin; it’s with impulsive, obsessive, irrational fans who need to be told, like bratty children, that they need a time out.
[via The Daily What]
Photo: Twitter via Reddit