New FaceTime Pals: Malala and ... Justin Bieber

Singer posts about it on Facebook

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 7, 2014 10:42 AM CDT

(Newser) – She could use the publicity for her cause, and he could use some press that doesn't involve fighting over girls or inadvertently fending off bear attacks. Which might explain this weird FaceTime pairing spotted by Pakistan's Dawn.com: Justin Bieber and teen activist Malala Yousafzai. In a Facebook post last night, Bieber writes that they connected via video chat: "Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai. She has such an incredible story. I can't wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the Malala Fund." The Daily News notes that Malala has been working to drum up publicity for her fund, aimed at educating girls around the world.

Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris last year.
Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris last year.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafza visits Abuja, Nigeria, July 13, 2014.
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafza visits Abuja, Nigeria, July 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga)
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