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Justin Bieber’s "beliebers" have been tweeting up a storm over alleged Peruvian threats against the pop singer, who is currently on tour in South America.
Fans of the 17-year-old Canadian star were somehow alerted to a Facebook page threatening to kill the pop idol, and immediately took to Twitter over the weekend to warn Bieber to stay away from the South American country.
The Facebook page in question is titled "Matar a Justin Bieber el 17 de octubre en el Estadio Nacional," which, when translated from Spanish, reads "Kill Justin Bieber on October 17 at the National Stadium."
The page, which appears to have been launched in early September, has attracted hundreds of comments, many of which warn against harming Bieber.
Using the hashtag "#BiebsStayOutOfPeru," one fan pleaded on Twitter, "We don't want you to get killed. You mean everything to us. Please, it's for your own safety!"
On Monday morning, most of the tweets seemed to originate from Twitter fan accounts using names such as "BieberCrown," "TheTopBelieber" and "JBiebsBelieber3."
Fans seemed to believe that if they managed to tweet about the perceived threat using the hashtag "#BiebsStayOutOfPeru" that Bieber's camp would become aware of the Facebook threat.
A fan tweeted, "We have to keep #BiebsStayOutOfPeru on the TT's for as long as possible so Justin and his crew see. RT this so people know!"
The hashtag did indeed make it onto Twitter's Trend list, hovering between the number three and four spots before eventually falling from the top 10 list late Monday morning.
Although some fans expressed doubt about the alleged death threat against Justin Bieber, others took the issue very seriously.
One Bieber fan warned, "People are saying this group is just joking around. They bought tickets and have everything planned. This is no joke."
According to his official fan page, Bieber will be in Lima, Peru on Oct. 17, performing at the Estadio Nacional.