Just when you think you could get away with saying whatever you want on Twitter, you can’t and that’s what an Australian teen learned the hard way last night during the concert.
An Australian teenager last night tweeted that he was “bringing his bombs” to the Pink concert on Twitter which led to his arrest as soon as he arrived at the venue in Melbourne to see the “Give Me A Reason” star. The 16-year-old is now being charged with criminal charges for his naiveté.
Staff members at the arena recognized the kid’s face from his profile picture on Twitter and were fast to alert officials about his presence. The tweet that he had written was tagged with the official Rod Laver Arena hashtag and read: “@Pink I’m ready with my Bomb. Time to blowup #RodLaverArena Bitch.” If you’re looking around to see it, you’re out of luck; the tweet has long been deleted.
After being released from custody, the teenager spoke to local media where he revealed that the tweet was not intended as a bomb threat; it was just making reference to Pink’s song, “Timebomb.” “It was meant to be about drop the effects, the music, everything – just drop it all,” he explained.
But he wasn’t the only one to speak out on the matter. Trying to get her 15 minutes of fame as well, the boy’s sister came to his defense saying that he traveled all the way from his hometown of Warrnambool to attend the show only to end up missing it while he was held in custody, waiting for his parents to arrive.
“We don’t think it should be going to court because of the way they handled him. They pulled him, they threw him on the ground and locked him up,” she describes.
“We had to go there at midnight to sort it out and we thought we had to bail him, we thought he’d been killed, we didn’t know what to think,” she continues to explain the ordeal. “It was freezing cold, and he didn’t mean it like that. He wrote it as in one of her songs is called Timebomb and he forgot to put the Time on there. We are a decent family and we don’t have bombs and stuff like that. We’re not terrorists and we don’t want people to think that.”
So far, Pink has yet to comment on the matter.