Justin Bieber fans have thrown the "Boyfriend" singer into a Twitter war with Lady Gaga.
When Lady Gaga became the most followed person on Twitter earlier this month, accumulating more than 20 million followers,
Bieber fans felt slighted on behalf of the pop star, whose reboot of the series "Punk'd" premieres on MTV tonight.
One Bieber fan posted a message on the micro-blogging site, asking fellow Bieber fans to take action.
"To all beliebers this is operation unfollow Lady Gaga," the typo-ridden message reads. "I'm sorry if your a 'little monster' but don't ou want Justin to be #1 followed on Twitter?
Well here is the plan we all know that all beliebers with twitter follow Justin and we don't have to ceate a million accounts with this plan.
First, it's simple to lok up Lady Gaga on Twitter. Next unfollow her. Simple! I'm not trying to trash Gaga or anything I am a fsan of her music but I think Justin should be #1 followed on Twitter! That's all but believers please spread the word for me okay? Thank you all that helped!"
Bieber fans even created a hashtag dedicated to this mission: #OperationUnfollowGaga.
The campaign went into its most active phase yesterday, which happened to be Gaga's birthday.
The popularity of the #OperationUnfollowGaga tag led Lady Gaga fans to post responses like, "Really Beliebers? That's pathetic."
Neither Gaga nor Bieber has commented on the Twitter war as of yet. While the effort does appear to be ebb the tides slightly -- Bieber picked up more than 164,000 followers in the last few days -- the standings remain unchanged.
While Justin Bieber has 19,115,097 million followers, Lady Gaga has 21,813, 419. Together, that is the population of the country of Kenya.
While Bieber's Twitter fans continue to scheme, the "Baby" singer is hoping to harness their internet power in another way. The star tweeted about his new single,"Boyfriend," late yesterday saying, "#1 Single in 32 Countries. INSANE.
thank you ... but thats #1 on ITUNES only. we need 2 push alot more to get #1 on the chart. LET'S GO FOR IT! #OperationBieberBlast."