Local tabloid marks Bieber as a country
Reader Firdaus Hassan captured a snapshot of a column that ran in a tabloid pullout named Mega from local Malay newspaper Utusan, which carried a short write-up entitled 'Interesting facts about Justin Bieber'. The write-up was published today. The snapshot went viral on Facebook today as the column showcased eight 'facts' about Bieber, as a country. The first 'fact' read as Bieber was 'freed from the ruling of Communist Party of the Soviet Union on 16 December 1991', whilst the second 'fact' listed Bieber as 'the ninth biggest country in the world with a population of 16.6 million (as of the year 2011)'.
Another 'fact' read as there were 130 ethnic groups in Bieber country, including Kazakh, Russia, German and Ukraine.
Many users find the error as amusing, calling it an 'epic typo' and that the editor must have been a 'Belieber'.
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I am very sure a Malaysian Justin Bieber fan has already sent a copy of the tabloid with complete English translation to him. He will most problably have a howling good time rolling on the floor laughing over it. After wiping tears from his eyes he might ask his agent to buy over the tabloid because how can you not make a profit from a business deal with a company that can make such a boo boo.
anyway have this paper win any awards before? shame to you.
is that what malaysian is fed with?
Did you know that this particular tabloid (UTUSAN) has been sued for a plenty of serious unethical news reporting / defamation, and still there’s several cases still in trial
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