Instead of leaving Argentinean fans with fond memories of his ‘Wild Tour’ the 19-year-old pop star generated fan outrage in Argentina after he disrespected their country’s flag while on stage during his concert.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentineans are expressing anger and sure distaste over the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber’s Wild Tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag shows he has no respect for his fans or the country.
During Saturday night’s (Nov 9.) concert Bieber reacted when fans tossed two Argentine flags onto the stage. A video has surfaced where it shows Bieber brushing two Argentinean flags away with his shoes and his mic stand as if was some dirty rag. Most musicians on world tours usually hold up the flags in appreciation to their fans.
After hearing all the backlash towards himself Bieber took his twitter later that day and explain himself.
“Heard about what is going on with me down in Argentina and I’m shocked. I love Argentina and have had some of the best shows of my tour there,” he said to his twitter followers.
“People throw stuff on my stage all show and I get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt. That video I saw a bra and thought it was a shirt. I’m being told by my team it was a shirt but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina or the people of Argentina or the fans. I’m so sorry for anyone who took my actions the wrong way and I hope you can forgive this mistake.”
Bieber went back on to social media to apologize once again:
“So once again to the people of Argentina, I’m sorry if that was taken the wrong way and I’m sorry for my mistake,” he continued.
“I hope u can accept this. And I loved my time there performing for you and look forward to coming back. I gave my all and I know the fans did there too. Te amo. I would never do anything to disrespect my fans. I don’t like having to defend myself but this time it was needed as I mean no disrespect.”
“So it is all love all around the world. Thanks, and to all the beliebers all around the world. I love you and thank you for always standing by me. Much Love to Everyone. Thanks,”
Insulting Argentina’s flag is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.
Justin is 19 years, and seems to be very remorseful and has apologized for his lack of common sense, do you think he should be forgiven?
Earlier this month Justin Bieber made international news when he was caught by paparazzi trying to sneak out of a brothel in Brazil while covered in a sheet, however his heavily tattooed arm was visible, easily identifying the Bieber.
His team of course denied that Bieber knew it was a brothel by stating that he was told it was a ‘private club.’