Justin Bieber: ‘German’ Comment

May 9, 2010
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The Justin Bieber ‘German’ 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 he’s defending himself via twitter saying that he thought the announcer was saying “Jew-man.” Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!

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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 “Bieber is German for Basketball. True or False,” by the anchor, “Jew-man” is apparently what was heard by Justin Beiber. “German,” 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 “German?” to the announcer. Then after being shown the word on the announcer’s cue card, says

“I don’t know what that means; we don’t say that in America. I like basketball if that’s what you’re asking me.”

The young singer tweeted in his defense:

“Because I thought this interviewer in NZ said ‘Jewman’ instead of ‘German’ people think I don’t know what German is?”

I’m not sure about this one. I can’t decide if it’s more unlikely that someone would accidentally hear “Jew-man” during a normal conversation, or that a young pop star would be unaware of a European country. I’m going to have to go with the latter, but that’s just my opinion.

What do you think of the Justin Bieber ‘German’ 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!

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Photos: www.wenn.com, Agent 47, Rachel Worth, Adriana M. Barraza, HRC, JDH/JCP

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