Anne Frank Museum Flies to Bieber's Defense

Hey, consider what else he could have been doing in Amsterdam
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2013 8:53 AM CDT
In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – You may have been wildly offended when Justin Bieber expressed his hope that Anne Frank would have been a "Belieber," but the Anne Frank museum was not. In response to the controversy that erupted over Bieber's note in its guestbook, the museum today insisted that we're all focusing on the wrong part of the story. "We think that what's special is that a 19-year-old comes to the Anne Frank House and spends an hour visiting on a Friday night," a spokesperson tells AFP. "He could be doing other things in Amsterdam." (A fair point, considering all the other trouble he's gotten into lately...)

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