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Forbes/Hutton
04-14-2013, 12:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber is taking heat on social media after the Anne Frank House reported he visited the Amsterdam museum and wrote in the guest book he hoped the young Holocaust victim would have been a "belieber," the popular term for his fans.

A post on Saturday on the Facebook page of the museum said Bieber had visited the previous night and stayed over an hour, along with a group of friends and guards as fans waited outside to "see a glimpse of him."

"In our guestbook he wrote: 'Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber,'" the museum said in the Facebook post.

Regarding that last sentence in the guest book, a large share of the hundreds of commentators on the museum's Facebook post reacted negatively to Bieber's choice of words.

"Anne Frank a belieber? That is by far one of the most self-serving things I've ever read, like ever," Facebook user Tania Saez Pinto wrote.

Media commentators also joined in the fray.

Scott Simon, host of U.S.-based National Public Radio, said on Twitter, "Anne would be wise enough to just laugh."

Anne Frank, who died at age 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, is one of the most well-known and celebrated Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Readers around the world have read her diary, which was first published in 1947 and details the deprivations and personal triumphs she and her family experienced in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

A representative for Bieber did not return calls or an email on Sunday regarding the controversy over his comment in the guest book.

Some commentators on social media sites commended Bieber for caring enough about Anne Frank's story to visit the Amsterdam museum, which is built into the house where she and her family hid before their arrest.

And the museum itself in its post about the visit from Bieber, a Canadian-born sensation whose hit songs include "Baby" and "U Smile," did not expressly criticize him and made mention of his Saturday night concert in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Bieber is on tour in Europe.


http://ca.movies.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-takes-heat-hoping-anne-frank-fan-174718548.html

I actually only posted this to share my first though on reading the article, "I bet the little twit thinks Helen Keller would have been a fan too".

Chalk
04-14-2013, 01:27 PM
The kid has an amazing way of showing he's a jack ass. This along with how he was dressed to meet the Prime Minister makes me hope he gets a love tap from a bus.

normmus
04-14-2013, 04:14 PM
how he was dressed to meet the Prime Minister makes me hope he gets a love tap from a bus.

He was not only meeting the Prime Minister, he was being 'awarded' the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, which makes him even more of an ass. The best thing that kid could do right now is take a couple years off, and try to get an education.

jwirecom109
04-14-2013, 04:24 PM
Canada
Section 46 of the Criminal Code of Canada has two degrees of treason, called "high treason" and "treason."[9] However, both of these belong to the historical category of high treason, as opposed to petty treason which does not exist in Canadian law. Section 46 reads as follows:
"High treason
(1) Every one commits high treason who, in Canada,
(a) kills or attempts to kill Her Majesty, or does her any bodily harm tending to death or destruction, maims or wounds her, or imprisons or restrains her;
(b) levies war against Canada or does any act preparatory thereto; or
(c) assists an enemy at war with Canada, or any armed forces against whom Canadian Forces are engaged in hostilities, whether or not a state of war exists between Canada and the country whose forces they are.

I think he should be charged for helping the terrorist attack Canada over the radio with his S%#$ music

Chalk
04-14-2013, 07:46 PM
I'd sign a petition on that Jwire. He tried ripping off the Cardigans, he's scum.

Canuck
04-15-2013, 08:16 AM
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/1029/jbbear.png

Strewth
04-15-2013, 07:42 PM
^lol. Good idea!

Haywire1
04-15-2013, 08:12 PM
honestly, out of all the crap this kid pulls, i dont really see this as anything major. He took the time to tour the museum, said it was inspiring, she was a great girl. the belieber thing? not so much of a big deal. Cant stand the kid, but compared to the dumb ass stunts most celebs pull, esp him, this seems like making a mountain ut of a molehill

Stephen
04-16-2013, 10:20 PM
Hilarious

telecaster
04-17-2013, 08:49 PM
He was not only meeting the Prime Minister, he was being 'awarded' the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, which makes him even more of an ass. The best thing that kid could do right now is take a couple years off, and try to get an education.

I agree.

YukonLeftie
04-18-2013, 12:29 AM
Leave it to Ozy...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/547170_504755132913076_1266752987_n.jpg

(Probably fake given it stems from 4chan but.. and linked due to adult language...)

enerflex
04-18-2013, 08:20 AM
^^^ You suprised at Ozzy not knowing Bieber's name? Does Ozzy know his own name half the time?