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Justin Bieber on Anne Frank museum trip: Hope she would’ve been ‘a Belieber’

- The Washington Times - Monday, April 15, 2013

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber sparked social media outrage after he signed a guestbook at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam that he hoped the girl — a victim of Nazi concentration camp atrocities — "would have been a Belieber."

The museum's Facebook page exploded with comments, calling the 19-year-old insensitive. Mr. Bieber's publicist did not respond to queries from The Associated Press. But museum officials weren't offended by his entry, AP said.

Miss Frank's diary, discovered and published after the war, recounted the daily experiences she and Jewish family members suffered while hiding in a small apartment during the Nazi occupation. She ultimately died of typhus in 1945.

Mr. Bieber's full comments: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber."

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