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Hacked Twitter Account Says Justin Bieber Is Gay And Selena Gomez Supports His Coming Out

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28:  Singer Justin Bieber (L) and singer/actress Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Singer Justin Bieber (L) and singer/actress Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)  (2011 Getty Images)

Many "Jelena" fans were left dumbfounded after an entertainment news website tweeted that Justin Bieber was gay and that Selena Gomez was fully supporting his decision to come out. 

On Saturday the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for hacking the Twitter and text messaging accounts of E! Online.

The website said it was the hackers who had sent out the erroneous news alerts about the pop star.

The first fake tweet read, "Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E!online: I'm a gay."

The next faux message followed up by saying Gomez was standing by her on-again off-again boyfriend's decision to come out. 

E! Online said it was working with Twitter to correct the issue, and that an investigation into the attack was underway.

The SEA has taken credit for a string of Web attacks on media targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria's rebels, including the BBC, Al-Jazeera English and the Guardian.

The group claims to have hacked the Twitter feed of The Associated Press last month.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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