Anne Frank's Stepsister Defends Justin Bieber but That Doesn't Excuse Him

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Justin BieberWell, at least one person isn't pissed at Justin Bieber after he left that unbelievable note in the guest book at the Anne Frank House saying he hoped she'd have been be a "Belieber." Frank's stepsister, Eva Schloss, has spoken out saying she thinks Anne would indeed have been into J.B.

Schloss, a childhood friend of Anne's whose mother later married Anne's father, told The Telegraph: “She probably would have been a fan. Why not? He’s a young man and she was a young girl, and she liked film stars and music."

Interesting, but that's not really the point.

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While many argued that she would have had better taste in music than to be a fan of Bieber, the root of the uproar had nothing to do with her musical taste really. It has to do with Justin taking such a solemn occasion to promote himself.

As Gillian Walnes MBE, co-founder of The Anne Frank Trust UK,  told the paper:

This is a place where Anne spent two years hiding in claustrophobic conditions, where she put down her dreams of making the world a better place.

Now 70 years later a pop singer is trying to hijack this for his own self-aggrandisement. It says a lot about what his ego is turning into.

Exactly.

So while it's nice to know that her sister-in-law thinks Anne would have been fan, it would have been nicer had Justin shown some humility and honor. It certainly doesn't excuse what he did or the fact that he hasn't apologized for it. Guess he's too busy posting shirtless pictures of himself.

Are you surprised that Anne Frank's stepsister is defending Justin Bieber?

 

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Jessica Smith

As usual in your haste to condemn him, you ignore pertinent facts. He didn't publicize his comments, the museum took it upon themselves to post it on their Facebook. If they hadn't, nobody would have known. So how is he promoting himself? And the museum itself took absolutely no offence and were actually glad he came and learned more about her. When was the last time YOU did the same? And how does this offend you personally? Get off your high horse and stop acting so self-righteous. He related to her as a teenage girl. She was into pop culture and probably would have been a fan. He also used the word "hopefully". But of course, it's much easier to demonize him and judge him just so you can make yourself feel superior isn't it?

youth... youthfulsoul

I am still amazed this is a story. Take offense to something that actually matters.

Tom Giles

With all due respect, Bieber's comment wasn't offensive, tone-deaf, rude or self-serving in the slightest.

Plenty of things in this world are, but calling Anne Frank a "great girl" who was "truly inspiring" and then relating to her as a teenager and wondering if she would have liked his music - isn't one of them.

What is offensive, is the eagerness of adults old enough to know better, to clamber aboard the lynch mob that kicked off on Sunday.

Righteous pontificators, one and all, they are seeminlgly loathe to stop their carping even though people who know a thing or two about what offensiveness looks like - Abraham Foxman (ADL), Eva Schloss, and the Anne Frank House - have said there was none.

The so-simple-it's-obvious truth is this; no-one - not me, The Stir, or anyone else for that matter - knows what value Bieber took away from his Anne Frank House experience.

And nor should we.It's no-one's business but his.

Felly... FellyScarlett

Oh good God, LET IT GO! Why are you so upset by this?? I'm so with the other ladies. Don't you think there are more important things to be upset about?

Felly... FellyScarlett

And the gentleman above me, I'm with him too...

Elizabeth Sullivan

Doesn't surprise me one bit, it's shitheads like you who are the problem, finding every lame excuse to talk shit about him. That's jealousy for you. Jealousy = Hate

Cynthia Parten

Okay seriously, why is this a story?? Personally, I can't stand Bieber or his music. But this was far from offensive. Unless Bieber is the one who posted what he wrote, then you can't accuse him of just trying to market himself. That is what's wrong with this country. People get offended at every little thing. So when something is truly offensive, it's hard to take you seriously if you are bothered by stupid crap like this.

Lauren Stroud Doherty

Poor kid. He is visiting major important historic landmarks and says he would have wanted her as a fan. I mean come on how many 19 year olds would be visiting landmarks proudly? most of them would be shitfaced in a club considering you can drink legally there. Poor guy ones the museum and her stepsister cleared him how can we judge? this is why people go nuts... everyone is cruel and judgy and has no compassion or understanding for anyone.  Its really sad. I saw a news story the other day at an animal sanctuary where a lion tiger and bear shared a fenced in area. Now if some of the worlds largest preditors can get along and only use instinct it truly is sad that we as a thinking species can't even get along. Its a sad sad world

LostS... LostSoul88

Finally some people agree! I didn't think anything was wrong with his comment! I did a lot of research on Anne Frank as a child adn she did in fact love music. Maybe she would have been a fan, who knows. People know a days will find anything to bitch about. 

Mommi... MommietoJB

At first I was like this kid is a douche for writing that. But if you think about it he just introduced Anne Frank to this generation, honestly kids these days do not know about her story.

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