Has everyone forgotten what it’s like to be young and perhaps a bit foolish?
Justin Bieber has earned the wrath of many around the world for a comment he wrote in the Anne Frank House guestbook.
It read: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully, she would have been a belieber,” according to a Reuters report.
Beliebers are what fans of Bieber are often called.
He was inspired by the Amsterdam museum. He wrote nothing negative about it or Anne.
Sure the comment was self-centered but at 19, most people are controlled by ego.
I find it incredulous that social media has allowed us to skewer others and send it out for millions to see. Sitting behind a computer screen makes it so easy for people to be high and mighty.
Do we not remember what we were like at 19? Have we not said or written things that were a tad inappropriate?
Anne very well may have been a Bieber fan had she lived in this era.
I would argue that people know way more about Anne than they do about Bieber.
She is the bigger name.
So what if Bieber wanted another fan? Does that make him a bad person?
I am not insulted by his comments, neither was the museum.
A museum staff member, Annemarie Bekker, told Reuters officials were “a bit overwhelmed” by the negative reaction.
“He’s a 19-year-old boy taking the effort to come and see the museum. “I think it’s quite innocent what he put down.”
So why the outrage?
Can anyone explain it?
Why are people so easily offended today?