Justin Bieber used as form of torture: School loops 'Baby' on repeat until students pay enough to hit charity target

Students at a Washington state high school literally paid for the prepubescent whine-a-thon to stop

Click to follow
The Independent Online

For many, being forced to listen to Justin Bieber’s hits on repeat would make an extremely effective form of torture. A veritable aural waterboarding, if you will.

Which is probably why one school in the US decided to loop prepubescent whine-a-thon “Baby” on repeat until its students coughed up enough cash to meet its charity targets.

Justin Bieber & 50 Things We Hate About Modern Life

Connor Stakelin, the student body president at the Tenino High School in Washington literally made school members who were involved in the fundraiser, put on in aid of underprivileged children in Ghana, pay until they reached enough money to make the music stop.

 “For some of them it’s incentive to donate because they don’t want to hear it anymore,” Stakelin told King5 News.

The song was played on repeat during passing time between class periods and over the entire lunch break.

“Beavers, stop the Bieber,” read one water cooler jug, referencing the school mascot as a student desperately chugged for loose change.


The fundraising goal was initially set at $1,200, but Stakelin took mercy on his fellow students and killed the maddening track when they raised $500.

At the end of school the following day, students had amassed an impressive $900 since the Bieber-based torture technique was first employed.

The money raised through their pain will, however, go to a very worthy cause – the Crossover International Academy in Ghana.

 “It helps kids that don’t have meals, they don’t even have a bed to lie on at night and in their school they don’t even have more than one piece of paper per day,” Stakelin said.

“The whole idea is all in good fun and makes the kids think globally,” leadership teacher Geraldine Maxfield added in conversation with The Seattle Times.

“It’s about helping students in another country and another culture.”