You better belieb Justin apologized via Twitter after offending millions of Chinese and South Koreans by visiting the Yasukuni Shrine during his visit to Japan this week.
To his Twitter account he posted: “While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan”
Of course, Bieber’s photo op outside of the shrine honoring Class-A war criminals (since deleted) comes just months after Japanese PM Shinzo Abe made a visit to the memorial and shit more or less hit the fan.
Just over a year ago, the Biebs was on the receiving end of some good ol’ fashion public condemnation after he visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and wrote an entry in her guestbook saying that had she not died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, he hoped she would’ve been a fan.
“Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber,” he said.
“I don’t know the political stance of this Canadian singer, but China’s view on Japanese leaders visiting the Yasukuni Shrine is clear and consistent,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in response to Bieber’s recent visit.
“I hope this singer can learn more about the history of Japanese militarism, and the wrongful historical and militaristic views promoted by the shrine after the visit”.