Sweet Jesus, can someone give Justin Bieber the Cliff’s Notes version of World War II? Apparently the Biebs also doesn’t know The Diary of Anne Frank wasn’t the diary of a typical ’40s tween. Hell, I’m not even sure he knows exactly who Anne Frank was even though he just toured the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this weekend. Buzzfeed is reporting that after walking through the secret-annex-turned-museum, Biebs wrote this in the official guestbook for the house:
I’m not sure if this is supreme ignorance or narcissism, or a delightful combination of both. As someone who has also walked through the Anne Frank house, I must admit I had a completely different reaction to the experience. Although to give Bieber the benefit of the doubt, I think it’s important to mention that the curators of the museum have left everything almost exactly as it was when the Frank family was living and hiding there, including some photos and pin-up posters of singers and movie stars that Anne admired. Because when you’re stuck in a terrifying situation where any day can be your last, I imagine that keeping things even minutely normal for yourself is a survival tactic. But to say she would have been a “Belieber”? Umm… no.
Leave it to Bieber (ha, see what I did there?) to find any way possible to tie himself to Anne Frank’s place in history. Since anything Justin Bieber does is grounds for major public fodder (and lately it’s been pretty well-deserving), everyone hounded the Anne Frank House about his less-than-thoughtful guestbook post, including BBC reporter Anna Holligan, who received a response from @annefrankhouse:
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>’He’s 19, it’s a strange life he’s living, it wasn’t very sensible but he didn’t mean bad…’ – @<a href=”https://twitter.com/annefrankhouse”>annefrankhouse</a> press office</p>— anna holligan (@annaholligan) <a href=”https://twitter.com/annaholligan/status/323443744340848640″>April 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I dunno, I’m thinking Biebs could have benefit from attending an actual school sometimes, but then I never would have been able to fill my weekends by making fun of him for smoking weed and harboring pet monkeys.
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