The Justin Bieber âGermanâ debacle went viral almost immediately after the young singer was stumped by the meaning of the word on a New Zealand talk show. Scores of people mocked the young singer online, but now heâs defending himself via twitter saying that he thought the announcer was saying âJew-man.â Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!
Trying to go from brainless pop star to a politically sensitive icon, the 16 year old teen sensation said that he was trying to avoid what he thought was an offensive term when he danced around the question posed to him by the Kiwi anchor.
When asked âBieber is German for Basketball. True or False,â by the anchor, âJew-manâ is apparently what was heard by Justin Beiber. âGerman,â repeated the announcer, but the youngster was baffled.
I thought at first it was the Kiwi accent throwing him off, but it sounds like the young singer actually says âGerman?â to the announcer. Then after being shown the word on the announcerâs cue card, says
“I don’t know what that means; we don’t say that in America. I like basketball if that’s what youâre asking me.”
The young singer tweeted in his defense:
âBecause I thought this interviewer in NZ said âJewmanâ instead of âGermanâ people think I donât know what German is?â
Iâm not sure about this one. I canât decide if itâs more unlikely that someone would accidentally hear âJew-manâ during a normal conversation, or that a young pop star would be unaware of a European country. Iâm going to have to go with the latter, but thatâs just my opinion.
What do you think of the Justin Bieber âGermanâ confusion? Was he being politically correct or pathetically confused? Let me know in the comment section!
However you look at it, the video is hilarious. See that and some pictures of the young star below!
Photos: www.wenn.com, Agent 47, Rachel Worth, Adriana M. Barraza, HRC, JDH/JCP