The media were quick to jump on Justin Beiber when he wrote in a guest book at the Anne Frank House that he “hoped” she would have been a Belieber.
But as it turns out, Frank’s half-sister thinks he’s right.
Speaking with The Telegraph, Eva Schloss, whose stepfather was Anne’s dad Otto Frank, spoke about the media’s reaction. “It’s so childish,” she said. “She probably would have been a fan. 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.”
While we agree with Schloss that the comment got blown out of control, she does have one thing backwards: In the United States, the media actually will “make a lot of fuss about everything” that is connected to Bieber.
The story is laughable whether you’re scoffing at Bieber or the media, but it’s interesting to hear Schloss stand up for both Frank and Bieber.
News of what Bieber wrote in the Anne Frank House’s guest book first surfaced after the organization spoke about the news on their Facebook page. “Truly inspiring to be able to come here,” he wrote in the guest book. “Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
“She would’ve been a WHAT?,” one commenter wrote on their Facebook page. “That little idiot is way too full of himself. She’s an important historical figure so show some respect.”
Thanks to The Telegraph.
Hypable encourages the community to use our Comments feature to hold thoughtful, polite, and critical discussions. We do NOT tolerate inappropriate, rude, or downright mean discussion towards the news story's subject matter or towards other Hypable users. We reserve the right to delete or ban comments and users who violate these guidelines.