Justin Bieber Manages to Offend People on 2 Continents

Irks Canadian Aboriginals and Brits
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2012 10:19 AM CDT
Justin Bieber Manages to Offend People on 2 Continents
Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs at the MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia, in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Justin Bieber is on a roll, and not in a good way: Over the past few days he's managed to offend both Brits and Canadian Aboriginals. Most recently, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Bieber discusses his nationality. Per the Hollywood Gossip: "I'm actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something? I'm enough percent that in Canada, I can get free gas," he said. The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples was not amused, responding, "These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal Peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride."

Earlier, in an interview with Rollercoaster magazine, Bieber made the mistake of discussing beloved Prince William and his thinning hair. "I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia," Bieber said. "I don't know why he doesn't just get those things, those products. You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?" William's fans in the UK were displeased, the Huffington Post notes. "He needs to be swatted away," a British journalist says. "Wills may be thinning on top but he is one cool royal and landed himself the hottest future queen England has ever had. How can Justin and his girly hairstyle possibly compete with that?" (More Justin Bieber stories.)

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