Justin Bieber faces backlash over Anne Frank comment

  • ANI, Wellington
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  • Updated: Apr 16, 2013 19:11 IST

Bieber looks a tad goofy as he croons onstage at the 40th American Music Awards.


Justin Bieber, who recently visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, wrote in their guestbook that he hoped Frank would have been a Belieber if she had lived.

“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’,” Stuff.co.nz quoted the museum as saying in their Facebook post.

The 19-year-old singer made a visit to the museum last Friday and stayed over an hour, along with a group of friends and guards, as fans waited outside to see a glimpse of him.

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

However, Annemarie Bekker, a spokeswoman for the Anne Frank House, said that museum officials were ,a bit overwhelmed, by the negative reaction to Bieber’s statement.

She said that Bieber was just a 19-year-old boy, who took the effort to come and see the museum, and they would like to point that out.

 

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