Fans of singer Justin Bieber took issue with Twitter “deleting” Bieber’s “RIP Avalanna” tweet on Tuesday, which referred to the death of young fan Avalanna Routh, AKA “Mrs. Bieber,” who died a few years ago.
Twitter said that it is aware of the problem and it is working on the issue.
“We are currently researching a bug that has caused some Tweets to not be displayed,” the social media firm said on its blog on Tuesday night.
On Tuesday, a throngs of users complained that their tweets were being “deleted,” with some alleging that there was something nefarious going on behind the scenes.
Some said that the tweets were made by prominent accounts, including deceased “Glee” star Cory Montetih.
But the missing “RIP Avalanna” tweet apparently went too far. “DELETING THE RIP AVALANNA TWEET WAS WAY WAY WAY TOO FAR,” one person wrote.
“Justin’s “rip avalanna” tweet got deleted oh my god,” another said.
“TWITTER DELETED JUSTIN BIEBER’S LAST TWEET TO AVALANNA OH MY GOD THIS IS ALL SO SAD,” wrote another.
Avalanna Routh died Sept. 26, 2012, of brain cancer. She was only 6 years old, but Bieber took photos with the child.
“Will never forget my girl. RIP Avalanna #mrsbieber,” he wrote last year.
Avalanna’s mom, Eileen Roberts Routh, told E! News that she was her “greatest love” and “brightest spark.”
“One of her greatest adventures was meeting Justin Bieber. In typical Avalanna fashion, she was completely unfazed by Justin’s fame,” she said last year. “She fell in love with a cute boy who was mesmerized by our girl because she radiated life, love, laughter and so much mischief. She was the light of our lives and still shines so bright.”