The internet went berserk last Thursday when a photo surfaced on Reddit that appeared to show Justin Bieber sitting on a park bench, scarfing down a burrito the wrong way – as in from the middle, as if he were eating an ear of corn.
“Look at him eat a burrito like he’s never seen food before,” Vanity Fair railed. “Here is Justin Bieber eating a burrito much like a demon might eat a small child,” Jezebel summed up. Even late night hosts got in on the ribbing.
Chrissy Teigen, who has authored two bestselling cookbooks, took to Twitter on Thursday night, retweeting the pic of Bieber. “The only way they should be eaten tbh, ends are just carb factories,” she wrote.
However, the truth was revealed in a detailed debunking video, titled “We Fooled the Internet w/ Fake Justin Bieber Burrito Photo,” posted Sunday by a group called Yes Theory.
The YouTube tricksters claimed responsibility for the elaborate prank, saying they recruited Bieber lookalike Brad Sousa to commit the crime against food.
In an Instagram video, Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, took credit for outing the pranksters by briefly pretending he thought the image was real. “I had so many people hitting me, saying, ‘Why is your boy eating a burrito like this?’” says Braun. In a matter of seconds, he says, the group’s manager called him to come clean.
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