Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Drake Bell hasn't made any fans among Justin Bieber's followers. A few harmless jokes have turned the former Nickelodeon star into a walking target. The controversy began back on July 2 when the 26-year-old Drake & Josh star took aim at the new wave of celebrities making biographical films when they haven't been around that long. Obviously, Bell was slamming "Teenage Dream" singer Katy Perry and her new film Part of Me. Bell attempted to weasel his way out by blaming the Tweet on a hacker. Obviously, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny were busy that night. Bell Tweeted, "I wouldn't randomly bash @katyperry....bieber however lol." Apparently, that was the beginning of the end for Bell. Since that Tweet, Bell has been on the receiving end of nasty Tweets from Bieber fans. In the beginning, the messages were harmless, "@DrakeBell when will you actually realize that Justin's hair costs more than your house? burned" or "I hope you know bashing Justin aint gonna get you nowhere." Bell even played into the back and forth, offering Bieber guitar lessons. But then the Tweets took an uglier turn. One Belieber wrote, "I think we should stone @DrakeBell Then throw his body into the pit." This compelled Bell to reply with "I haven't listened to much Justin Bieber but his songs must be full of hate and rage because that's what his believers are filled with…" As for Bieber, he tried to calm his supporters, taking the high road. The 18-year-old "Boyfriend" singer Tweeted, "Drake and Josh was my favorite show as a kid. really." It takes a big kid to man up like that.