If there was any doubt that the world’s ongoing obsession with Justin Bieber is just as strong as ever, they can all be put to rest starting now. TMZ reports that the Norway police are on the verge of declaring a state of emergency, after tens of thousands of unruly Bieber fans (better known to the scared masses as Beliebers) overran the city in anticipation of his scheduled performance in Oslo.
The singer was scheduled to perform four new songs this evening at the city’s famed opera house as part of his Around the World TV special, but if unruly fans don’t get their act together, the show could end up being canceled. In fact, the police are so desperate that they’re even reaching out to the 18-year-old star to help mediate the situation and take the stage early before Bieber Fever reaches alarming proportions.
As of now, Bieber has taken to his Twitter account, advising his fans to calm themselves. “…for the show to happen u must all listen to the police. we are all concerned for your safety and i want what is best for u. please listen,” he tweeted.
But this isn’t the first time fans have gone absolutely bonkers for the teenage star. So in honor of the continuous Bieber craze, here are a few of the nuttiest things fans have done in the name of Justin Bieber.
1. Making Up Nicknames For Their Obsession
Sure, it’s one thing to secretly admire your celebrity crush from afar, but Bieber fans have gone so far as to coin themselves with nicknames like “Beliebers” or having “Bieber Fever.” Clever, but it’s teetering on the brink of insanity.
2. Sending Death Threats To His Girlfriend
It’s always a sad day when our Hollywood hunks are no longer on the market, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to threaten bodily harm to the one they’re dating. Poor Selena Gomez was won over by his charm just like the rest of us — she’s only human.
3. Requesting a Paternity Test
One fan became so immersed with the singer that she actually pulled a Maury accused him of being the father of her three-month-old baby boy. Of course, the allegations ended up being completely false, but it really helps show just how far fans will go to get noticed by this guy.
4. Making Macy’s Unsafe
Shopping can always be a dangerous undertaking for your credit card, but you wouldn’t expect any physical harm to come to you. But unfortunately, when you’re Bieber, anything is possible. The pop star was attacked by a man during an event at Macy’s in NYC, knocking the singer down to the ground. In the end, it was discovered that the man was just trying to help Bieber escape the unruly crowd.
5. Causing a State of Emergency Scare
I know it was mentioned above, but this has to be included in this bizarre category. What’s next, guys? The National Guard?