CKNW News Staff | Email news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
A local Justin Bieber fan appears to have sparked some intense online anger, after a message about the singer’s concert appeared on the memorial for a former Vancouver Canuck.
A photo of Rick Rypien's public memorial at Rogers Arena is circulating on Twitter, showing a message commemorating last night's Bieber concert, encircled with a heart.
The message was signed.
Twitter users began posting their outrage at the girl, saying she should be ashamed, and should apologize and clean up the memorial.
They eventually found the girl's own Twitter account, and started threatening her.
It got so bad that she appears to have deleted her account.
Some users spoke out against the threats, saying bullying is the wrong response.
Rypien took his own life last year after a long battle with depression.