I’m not kidding.
This past Friday in Garden City, N. J., a record executive from Def Jam records was arrested for “not tweeting” to the fans of tween pop star Justin Bieber (yeah, I don’t know who this is either) at a mall in the city. The vice president of Def Jam Records, Bieber’s record label, is charged with endangering the welfare of children and obstructing governmental administration, according to the AP.
Bieber didn’t even show up at the mall, being stopped by police. Bieber instead tweeted to his fans, saying:
We know people have gotten into trouble for saying things on Twitter, and that us journalists need to watch what we say. But can not tweeting be just as dangerous as tweeting? Is this case a bit extreme for the situation?