Justin Bieber Apologizes For Visiting Japanese Yasukini Shrine
Apr 23, 2014 11:59 AM EDT
Justin Bieber's latest antics seem to be an honest mistake. The "Baby" crooner came under fire after posting an Instagram picture of him at the shrine, captioned "Thank you for your blessings."
What the pop star failed to recognize was the Yasukini is actually a tribute to war criminals and those who committed condemned acts, Us Weekly reports.
The post was quickly deleted after he realized he offended fans, especially those in China.
According to E! Online, Bieber then posted a new picture of a Time article, headlined "Justin Bieber Drops by Controversial Shrine Honoring War Criminals in Tokyo."
He explained himself in a new caption, writing:
"While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead (sic) to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer," it read. "To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."
This is not the first time the Biebs has made a cultural faux pas. Last April, he visited the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, writing inappropriate comments in the guest book.
"Anne was a great girl, hopefully she would have been a Belieber," he wrote in her place of hiding during the Holocaust.
These recent antics follow a DUI arrest, additional legal woes, and a highly publicized, toxic relationship with on and off girlfriend Selena Gomez. The pair was recently spotted canoodling together at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
We learned this week that Obama has denied the request he be deported.
Hopefully the "Boyfriend" singer can turn his life around as he has tremendous potential!
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