Justin Bieber Posts Photo Of Himself At Yasukuni Shrine, Offends A Lot Of People
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.23.2014
Beiber's social media issues continue...
Justin Bieber has done it again. TMZ reports that Bieber posted a photo of himself at a Japanese shrine on Instagram. The problem was that it was the controversial Yasukunu Shrine, which honors the Japanese who died during war (including several imperial army who committed terrible war crimes). It's a sensitive issue, especially for those in China and South Korea. Bieber made a mistake and thought it was a prayer shine, as he wrote: "Thank you for your blessings."
He later removed the photo and explained himself: "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."
This isn't the first time that Bieber has upset people by his snaufs regarding history. Just last year he visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and wrote in the guest book: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."