Justin Bieber performed in the Netherlands this weekend and took some time out of his busy schedule to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. It's where Jewish teen Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War II and wrote her famous diary.
Anne and her family hid in the house for two years until they were betrayed by an anonymous collaborator and were arrested by the Nazis. They were all promptly arrested and sent to concentration camps. Only Anne's father, Otto, survived the war.
The Biebs, being a thoughtful historical commentator, wrote in the museum's guest book, as pop stars are wont to do. "Truly inspiring to be able to come here," he wrote. "Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."
Yes, had she not been worried about the Nazis murdering her and her family, perhaps she could have indulged in discussions about drop-crotch skinny jeans and which Bieber haircut is best. The museum announced Bieber's visit on their Facebook page (to be fair, they do this with lots of other celebrities, like Jamie Foxx and Natalie Portman) and the post has drawn some, er, irate comments.
"Even when face [sic] with a tragedy such as that of Anne Frank's, he seems to only be able to think about himself. What a role model," wrote Nicholas Joseph Tettis. Well, look on the bright side: maybe this little visit will cause tween Beliebers everywhere to simply Google "Anne Frank" and learn about her.
Actually, never mind. There is no bright side.