If you’ve been on Twitter – or any media for that matter – at all today, then you know Justin Bieber was arrested for drinking, taking drugs, drag racing on a residential street in Miami, and then resisting arrest. (Police report and photos on TMZ, if you need to catch up.) As we type, #JustinBieber, #DeportBieber, DUI and Justin Bieber in Jail are all trending. The news has worked people up into such a lather that it has surpassed Beyonce’s surprise album in tweets per minute.
Over the past 12 hours, Bieber’s arrest has generated 6,100 tweets per minute. Other related topics that have been trending are #FreeJustin, #FreeBizzle, and simply Miami Beach. Also helping is the nonstop coverage on TMZ, Radar, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and a number of other major outlets.
Beyonce’s new album generated 5,300 tweets per minute. Not too shabby, but the Beliebers are a rabid bunch.
And it shows no sign of letting up any time soon. Now people are making comparisons between Bieber’s mugshot and Miley Cyrus, with gifs to boot. Do you see the resemblance?