Parents of teenage fans of teen idol Justin Bieber are furious after a newspaper in Ohio likened the heartthrob's followers to female genitalia.
After a recent concert in Cleveland, John Thomas, a part time and unpaid reporter for the Ohio Globe described the show as "A fantastic experience, great family fun, it is no surprise that being a Justin fan is like being a cunt member. The adoration of the man is cunt-like. The cunt of Justin Bieber - may it last forever!"
Some fans were in tears after reading the article.
"It was a typo" claimed newspaper editor Marvin Hammill "the word that was meant to have been published was cult, in no way do I, John Thomas or anyone at this newspaper think that Bieber is a ..erm, well, you know".
Unfortunately the damage is done.
"My daughter was in tears" claimed one parent "I mean to read that, to be called a cunt, for no reason, well it is just abhorrent!"
Thomas, who wrote the article, has gone into hiding after he received threats from angry fans and parents.
He wrote on his blog "I have decided to leave town, I am moving out of state and I am going to stay with relatives in Richmond, Vagina, I wish I had a magic cock, where I could turn back time, but I don't, I wish I had used a spell-checker, but I didn't....it is a disaster, I feel like a really stupid cult."