North Korea Won’t Be Catching Bieber Fever After All

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The internet was abuzz this week with talk of a Justin Bieber concert in North Korea. The premise behind this ridiculously awesome possibility? Flaxo.com had set up a “Justin Bieber My World Tour” Contest in which fans around the planet could vote to bring The Biebs to their home country. The hacking pranksters behind the website 4chan.com, notorious for wreaking havoc around the web, got busy flooding the contest with votes for North Korea.

Sure enough, Flaxo announced today that North Korea indeed won with 659,141 votes, in what appeared to be a victory for the computer geeks. As sad as we were that Justin wouldn’t be singin’ and dancin’  for the “Axis of Evil,” we couldn’t help but be tickled by the prospect of Kim Jong-il rocking out to “One Less Lonely Girl” and Justin’s angelic voice bringing freedom and hope to the downtrodden North Korean people.

Unfortunately for us and North Korea, MTV reports the entire contest was a hoax and Justin has no plans to perform in the country. Tough luck North Korea; between this and the ugly 7-0 World Cup loss to Portugal, it seems like you’ve been having a rough couple of weeks.  [Photo: Getty Images]