Sunday, February 13, 2011

Esperanza Spalding Wins "Best New Artist" Grammy, Wikipedia Page Immediately Hacked

Posted By on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 9:25 PM

The 2011 Grammy Awards are still going strong, two and a half hours into the broadcast. Jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding just won Best New Artist -- frankly, a huge shock, as she beat out Justin Bieber and she's, uh, not exactly a new artist. (Let's be clear, though: Spalding is deserving of the honor, as she's insanely talented.) Naturally, as soon as she won, some funny pranksters decided to do a time-honored thing: hack inappropriately edit her Wiki page. A few minutes after she won, here's how her page looked:

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Almost immediately, it was taken down. But for a brief moment, anti-Bieberites had their moment in the sun.

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