Justin Bieber made the hearts of Beliebers worldwide pitter-patter on overdrive when he posted a racy cartoon picture of himself, shirtless, embracing a topless brown-haired girl in bed. The girl was labeled a "Belieber."
Talk about throwing red meat to the masses.
The "Baby" singer has been scrutinized since the weekend he visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and left a 20-word note in the museum's guest book. He said Frank, who died of typhus while imprisoned at a Nazi concentration camp, was a "great girl." But social media exploded because he also added, "hopefully she would have been a Belieber," referring to the nickname for his fans.
Frank's stepsister Eva Schloss has since told the U.K.'s Telegraph that the uproar was "childish."
"She probably would have been a fan," Schloss said. "Why not? He's a young man and she was a young girl, and she liked film stars and music. They make a lot of fuss about everything that is connected with Anne Frank."
Bieber's guitarist, Dan Kanter, also told the Hollywood Reporter that Bieber was "moved by his experience" and "inspired by Anne's brave and ultimately tragic story."