A rumor stating that Blake Griffin slaps Justin Bieber across the face has been put to rest as both the NBA player and the pop singer have denied the incident.
On Tuesday, a story began to circulate claiming that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin slapped music sensation Justin Bieber while the pair were dining at the same restaurant. When Bieber ordered a caramel apple macchiato at the coffee shop, Griffin allegedly walked up to the shirtless singer and slapped him.
Despite the fact that many knew it was another in a long line of internet hoax stories, support for the celebrity brawl was seen all across social media.Twitter and Facebook users vocalized their approval of Griffin slapping the Biebs:
if this blake griffin smacking bieber story is even 1/8th true i am 102% buying a griffin jersey tomorrow.
— brad copeland (@brad_copeland) February 11, 2014
If true, I just became an LA Clippers fan! ~ Blake Griffin slaps Justin Bieber inside Hollywood STARBUCKS… http://t.co/1bgJeXs1bK
— David Posey (@5Tots) February 12, 2014
Blake Griffin slaps Justin Bieber, immediately becomes my favorite athlete of all time http://t.co/lb0TM74eSk
— David Pierce (@piercedavid) February 12, 2014
The original source of the Blake Griffin slaps Justin Bieber story came from the Ruckus Bucket. The satire news website reported that police were dispatched after the altercation took place. They also stated that a witness, a barista named Joey Goldsmith, saw the whole incident and told reporters:
“He came in with no shirt on and his pants hanging down and underwear showing and tried to order a caramel apple machiatto. I just told him he would have to put a shirt on if he wanted to order.”
That’s when Bieber reportedly “snapped,” at the barista. Griffin reportedly saw the event and went up to Bieber and slapped him across the face.
Blake Griffin Slaps Justin Bieber Hoax – Twitter Rumor Proven False.