Esperanza Spalding Attacked Online After Beating Bieber
First Published: February 14, 2011 2:28 PM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Hell hath no fury like scorned teens with Internet access!
Esperanza Spalding took home the Grammy Award for Best New Artist on Sunday Night – and then sent legions of Justin Bieber fans into an online rage!
Following her big win, the jazz singer’s Wikipedia page weathered an onslaught of nasty updates and edits, all of which have since been taken down or corrected. Gawker.com captured screen grabs of the spewed teen angst that came from die-hard fans of the Canadian singer, who were still processing the fact that their beloved Biebs was beat by a jazz singer.
Her middle name was changed to both “Quesadilla” and “Justin” on Sunday night. Another particularly angry fan wrote, “SHE IS F****** REATARD THAT NO ONE HAS HEARD OF SO B**** PLEASE DIE !” No word if the irony of the misspelling in this Wiki edit was lost on the angry fan.
The anti-Esperanza additions continued with, “She now has the 2011 Grammy for being the Best new Artist! Even though no one has ever heard of her! Yay!” and “JUSTIN BIEBER DESERVED IT GO DIE IN A HOLE. WHO THE HECK ARE YOU ANYWAY?”
One edit also praised Esperanza and slammed the 16-year-old pop singer.
“HaHa Justin Bieber, you’re just a little boy with no Grammy for Best New Artist,” another user wrote.
Fuming Bieber fans weren’t the only ones to take note of the 26-year-old jazz singer and bassist.
Khloe Kardashian Tweeted, “I wish I knew who Esperanza Spalding was but now I must buy her music to hear her sing. Best New Artist, I need to get up to speed. I’m slow” and Taraji P. Henson wrote on her Twitter, “Congratulations to Esperanza Spalding!!! She is an AMAZING artist! #realmusic”
Access Hollywood’s own hosts were also swept away by Esperanza’s big win.
Billy Bush Tweeted, “Esperanza spalding….so there!” and Shaun Robinson wrote, " I LOVE Esperanza Spaulding!”
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