Leave Justin Alone!

by Quentin

I feel like I’m going to be the new Chris Crocker making the Youtube video, “Leave Justin Alone!” Mr. Bieber was accused of being homophobic and anti-abortion in his interview with Rolling Stone magazine. I wanted to do a bit more research on it and get the direct quotes, which I felt were probably read out of context. First of all, listen to this: “Canada’s the best country in the world…We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills.” Go Canada! Being a fellow Canadian myself, I must say you have to read his comments from the perspective of a country that is more culturally and politically advanced.

When asked about being gay, Mr. Bieber said, “It’s everyone’s own decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.” Even if he has meant being gay was a choice, he said it should not be an issue for anyone. In 1996, sexual orientation was added to the Canadian Human Rights Act, an anti-discrimination law that applies to federally regulated activities  throughout Canada. Now do you have that in the U.S.? And furthermore, in 2005, Canada has become the fourth country in the world to legalize gay marriage. So if you have read his comment with some knowledge of Canada, you’d know he’s really saying who cares what people do in their bedroom or if gay people get married. Being gay or legalizing gay marriage shouldn’t affect Justin Bieber or anyone else in that matter.

And then he was flamed for saying, “I really don’t believe in abortion… It’s like killing a baby.” It may be his personal opinion to not believe in abortion… but he also said he “wouldn’t be able to judge” in the case of rape. That’s exactly why Jusin Bieber is a 16-year-old pop star and not an abortion clinic counsellor.

Just to let you know, Canada is one of the only few nations in the world that has no legal restrictions on abortion. Practically free, abortions are provided and covered by the Canadian national health care system to Canadian citizens and permanent residents in hospitals across the country.

So leave Justin alone!

3 responses to “Leave Justin Alone!

  1. I thought it was silly of them to ask him about abortion. It seemed like a crappy attempt to make him seem like a “traditional man” however… it was a bit rude of him to say America sucks. Yeah we’re capitalist and we’ll rape you for every penny you’re worth but that’s a huge generalization to apply to all of us. All in all I’m just hella jealous of how hot he looks in that photo… feels weird to feel that way.

  2. You say, “Mr. Bieber was accused of being homophobic and anti-abortion in his interview with Rolling Stone magazine. ”

    By whom? And how? I think your position would have been strengthened – even though I disagree with parts of it – had you mentioned his detractors.

    Also, you failed to mention that he also said rape is something that “just happens.” In other words, it’s preordained by God. (And therefore a woman should be prepared to carry her baby to term. A rather radical position, no?) Are you willing to at least consider why some people might be upset by that?

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