5 people from history who would have been BeliebersBy Amelia Pearson
Everyone’s favourite teenage pop star Justin Bieber (come on, you love to hate him) made the headlines yesterday, after leaving a thought-provoking (for all the wrong reasons) note in the guestbook of the Anne Frank Museum.
Justin took time out of his European tour to visit the museum, and left a note in the guestbook that read: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber”
Yeah, we’re gob smacked too. As if Justin didn’t have enough people thinking he’s childish and ignorant these days. Whilst some are condemning his words, labeling him “insensitive” and “offensive”, others are simply rolling their eyes and laughing at a silly 19-year-old who made a stupid comment.
Now that Twitter has stepped down from its soap box, the general consensus is that the comment was acceptable, albeit a little strange and dripping with an arrogant teenage sense of self-worth.The Anne Frank House spoke about it, saying: "He's a 19-year-old boy taking the effort to come and see the museum, and we'd like to point that out and I think it's quite innocent what he put down."
Justin was said to have spent over an hour inside the museum, and was clearly moved and touched by Anne’s story. There are plenty of other ways young Bieber could have spent his time in Amsterdam, trust us.
Clearly Justin needs to learn what is and isn’t appropriate when dealing with sensitive topics such as this, but his intentions were good, even if he failed to convey this with his childish choice of words.
But this got us thinking, who else from history would have been a Belieber? We decided to have a little fun with Justin’s instagram photo’s, and compiled a list of five people from history we believe would have been hardcore Beliebers.
Do the maths. Isaac and Justin would have been bro’s. Hanging around the iTunes tree, waiting for an apple to fall. Legend says it was the fruit that fell on Newtons head, but in reality it was an iPhone. Perhaps Newton would bring Biebers floating ego back down to earth?
Vincent Van Gogh
Bieber and Van Gogh have a lot in common – they both love a good self-portrait. It’s also rumoured that young Justin is headed for a breakdown. With this much in common, perhaps Justin’s music would have resonated with Vincent enough to convince him to keep both of his ears in tact? We plead the fifth.
The ultimate Bieber fan girl. She would literally have lost her head in excitement when Justin came to town. Literally.
Bieber, Bieber, where for art thou Bieber? We think they would have made a powerful duo. With lyrics like "Swag swag swag on you, chillin by the fire while we eatin' fondue." Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets would have reached a whole new level of crazy.
Come on, obviously Jesus is the biggest Belieber of them all. He truly loves everyone, even teenage pop stars with ridiculous hair. But don’t worry if you’re not a Belieber, Jesus forgives you for not listening to his boy JB!
All photo's of Justin © of his official Instagram.