Justin Bieber Thinks Anne Frank Would Have Been A ‘Belieber?’
Justin Bieber recently took a tour of the The Anne Frank House. It’s a museum in Amsterdam that’s dedicated to Anne, who was the girl known for hiding from Nazi persecution during World War 2. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it weren’t for a message that Justin wrote in the museum’s guestbook. He said he hopes Anne would’ve been a fan of his. Really?
He wrote, quote, “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a ‘Belieber.'” I didn’t even know what a ‘Belieber’ was about an hour ago, and now I wish I still didn’t.
After the museum shared his message on their Facebook page, a ton of people started firing off angry responses. One said, quote, “Tacky, tacky, tacky… It’s not all about you, kiddo. Imagine even thinking that, in such a place. Hang your head in shame, you wouldn’t have survived one day of what Anne Frank endured, you privileged twit.”
Another said, quote “Really? Putting in your own trivialized moniker ‘Belieber’ on one of most important figures of the 1940s? Someone needs to teach this kid to properly address certain topics with a professional attitude.”
According to Buzzfeed.com, Justin’s tour guide pointed out that Anne was a fan of pop culture, and could have have been a fan of his, assuming they lived in the same time. Not to mention Anne had a questionable taste in music.
There’s even an exhibit at the museum that shows Anne’s wall with a collage of the celebrities of her day, including movie stars, dancers, and royalty.
And in Anne’s diary, she said, quote, “Our little room looked very bare at first with nothing on the walls, but thanks to Daddy who had brought my film-star collection and picture postcards . . . with the aid of a paste pot and brush, I have transformed the walls into one gigantic picture. This makes it look much more cheerful.”
So maybe this is what inspired Justin to leave his note in the guestbook. Who knows, though. He hasn’t commented.
A spokesperson for The Anne Frank House said, quote, “He was very interested in Anne Frank . . . He’s 19. It’s a strange life he’s living, it wasn’t very sensible, but he didn’t mean bad.”
You can check out the museum’s Facebook page, see the comments, and perhaps even leave your own here. The Beliebers are tweeting in Justin’s defense, you can see what they are saying here. Maybe it’s just me, but I would have just said “Truly inspiring to be here.” and left it at that. Anne may have been a great girl, but he said that as if he knew her personally, so I would have skipped that too. But to say “Hopefully she would have been a Fenech Fan” or anything remotely close to that is, as one person commented, “Tacky, tacky, tacky!”
What do you think?