I don’t hate Justin Bieber. He spent most of his life in that weird mindfuck bubble where you’re basically never told ‘no’ and seeing how that all plays out is hilarious and amazing to me. Even keep-it-real comedian Bill Burr seems to think it’s normal behavior for a Lambo-driving 19-year-old too. But damn, sometimes even I can’t deal…
Here is a snapshot of JB’s Instagram. He’s posted up in front of the Yasukuni Shrine talkin’ bout “Thank you for your blessings”. If you’re up on the tension between Japan and China/South Korea, you know this particular shrine is a tribute to WWII’s Japanese soldiers and even the prime minister of Japan isn’t able to visit without catching mad heat for it (even from the US). And if you peep the comments section, folks are pissed. Like, really pissed.
I mean, out of all his shenanigans, this might be the most excusable because how is he supposed to know right? But cotdamn, that shit is a sensitive issue and somebody in his camp should’ve done their homework. I’m sure he had no negative intentions (maybe trying to lowkey be a comedian), but it still happened. And by ‘it’ I mean, adding fuel to a fire that’s already burning like mad. Since then, Justin deleted the photo and released this statement:
“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.”
Let’s also learn from this: can’t just go to any place and do whatever.