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Justin Bieber to Take Public Stand Against Homophobic Bullying After Being Hit with 'Faggot' Slur

Justin Bieber was targeted by a homophobic slur on Friday night by his opponent during a game of laser tag.

BieberThe NY Post reports: "During the game of laser tag Friday evening in British Columbia, an overly aggressive player kept targeting Bieber which lead the frustrated singer to tell him, 'That's enough.' ... 'What are you gonna do about it, f*ggot?' the kid responded. 'Excuse me?' the 16-year-old star said in disbelief. 'You're a f*ggot' the belligerent player repeated. At that point Bieber pushed the kid's hand out of his way to make his escape from his tormentor. Police said they were reportedly investigating a claim of assault made by the 12-year-old's father against Bieber. But a police source told the celebrity gossip website that investigators do not believe Bieber was at fault."

TMZ adds: "Law enforcement tells TMZ it was the boy's father who filed the complaint hours later ... and our source says the father was heard at the scene repeatedly telling people, 'I'm a lawyer.' The police investigation is ongoing, but our sources say police already know the fault does not lie with Bieber."

Now TMZ reports: "Justin Bieber will take a stand against bullying and homophobia after he was on the receiving end of some hateful words this weekend...Bieber is telling friends he had no idea how hurtful these comments could be -- but even though he's a straight teenager, he now wants to take a stand against bullying and homophobia. We're told Bieber will be going public -- probably within the next week -- to lend his support to the anti-bullying campaign. And this is interesting ... our sources say Bieber's own people wanted to keep the specifics of the confrontation under wraps, but Justin felt it was important for people to know what happened."

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  1. Yeah... AFTER he was targeted... HURRAY!... but Lame.

    Posted by: LewsNews | Oct 18, 2010 8:17:27 AM


  2. Really? How unlike a lawyer to see $$ and attempt to sue? I'm shocked!

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Oct 18, 2010 8:24:23 AM


  3. Not lame at all. Remember, Justin Bieber is 16 years old. I say, good on him for recognizing the hurt and wanting to participate in this important anti-bullying and anti-homophobia campaign.

    Posted by: excy | Oct 18, 2010 8:25:01 AM


  4. Damage control and publicity whoring.

    Justin Bieber is "on the receiving end of some hateful words" for months, but he choosed to ignore them.

    Posted by: Matt | Oct 18, 2010 8:25:07 AM


  5. "Will probably be going public within the next two weeks..."

    Oh, chil', come ON!

    What's the damn wait!

    Who's holding you back!

    I agree with LEWSNEWS that it shouldn't have taken Justin Beiber until he's targeted to protest gay bullying and he shouldn't wait to make a statement about it.

    Posted by: veg | Oct 18, 2010 8:26:15 AM


  6. yeah, and other reports say that he punched a twelve year old in that same laser tag game...great way to spin the story...*twirl*

    Posted by: JonBenet | Oct 18, 2010 8:29:44 AM


  7. A lot of people are fans of this kid. Good for him for speaking out. Truth be told, good for ANYONE for speaking out. That's the only way this shit will stop.

    And what's with all the vitriol? It's not like he's Ken Mehlman, after all...

    Posted by: ichabod | Oct 18, 2010 8:39:43 AM


  8. I kinda feel sorry for the kid, being led around by handlers most of the time. He seems pretty immature, but if this is a way for him to break out of the bubble, good for him!

    Posted by: Fred | Oct 18, 2010 8:56:39 AM


  9. Led. It's wrong in the original story too, but I didn't want to register to tell them.

    Posted by: Charles | Oct 18, 2010 9:05:39 AM


  10. He's 16 years old. If he does speak out against bullying of any kind, that is a positive thing. Who cares if it gets him PR? It's the kind of PR that helps kids.

    This kid has already taken a boatload of nasty attacks. Over the past year, it's become fashionable for other kids to call him every anti-gay name in the book and to make fun of his masculinity. Adults do it, too.

    All these people who are so up in arms over bullying and anti-gay bullying and attacking kids don't seem to be so concerned when it's a famous kid. Then, the floodgates open.

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Oct 18, 2010 9:27:05 AM


  11. 12-16 is a pretty big age difference, especially at that pre-teen and teen age. Plus Bieber has body guards at all times. WTF? This story doesn't sound quite right, like stuff is being left out. He does have a big bullseye on his back though.

    It'll be kind of interesting to see how this kid manages aging. He's already at 16 filthy rich. He could burn out by 20.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 18, 2010 9:34:22 AM


  12. Have any of you noticed how many videos are uploaded every day saying "Justin Bieber is GAY!" Talk about bullying. YouTube should remove all of them.

    Posted by: Brent Z | Oct 18, 2010 10:56:15 AM


  13. I don't understand all the Bieber hate. He's a 16 year old kid, for crissakes. Teenage girls (and gay teenage boys) have always had someone like that to swoon over. I'm old enough to remember David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman and Davy Jones. Let them have their fun.

    Posted by: Brent Z | Oct 18, 2010 10:57:55 AM


  14. Totally what JERZEEMIKE wrote. JB pushed his hand away? Don't people touch when playing anymore? Wha..? The snotty kid with the lawyer for a father deserve to be made asses of. Where's Judge Judy when you need her?!

    Posted by: Vince B. | Oct 18, 2010 10:58:59 AM


  15. I've carefully avoided seeing any bit of performance by Baby Bieber. But I think that any positive statement coming from him will be heard more clearly by his tween and pre-tween fans than the most eloquent and heartfelt words of somebody older, famous or not. If you're going to teach the chickens about dangerous foxes, somebody has to go into the chicken house. Let's suspend our own adult reactions and leave it to Bieber.

    Posted by: CoMo'mo | Oct 18, 2010 11:07:14 AM


  16. do you notice this 12 years old father didn't do anything to correct his sons behavior but immediately let everyone know he's a slime bag ie lawyer. the father didn't see anything but $$$$$$igns. the father is really teaching values.

    Posted by: walter | Oct 18, 2010 11:16:38 AM


  17. Of course Faux doesn't mention the slur. According to them it's all the victim's (Bieber's) fault:

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/10/18/bieber-investigation-alleged-assault/

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Oct 18, 2010 1:10:38 PM


  18. I can actually respect Bieber now ... Never thought that would happen!!

    Posted by: Donald | Oct 18, 2010 1:23:18 PM


  19. If he does sue, then Justin I'm sure has more of a case for harassment and intimidation against him. Hope he thinks he is a better lawyer than a group of record company lawyers ;)

    Talk about a catalyst.

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 18, 2010 3:16:51 PM


  20. The idea of the harasser's "lawyer" father contemplating action against Bieber doesn't carry much weight; Canadian courts might award $1 for such a trifling offense. Sounds as if the media are making much about nothing. Cheers to Justin for lending his voice to the anti-bullying campaign. It's a brave move for a sixteen year old who has lived much of his life in a bubble.

    Posted by: Dickster | Oct 18, 2010 3:49:12 PM


  21. An aggressive 12yo with a lawyer for a dad.

    The silver lining here is that the dad is going to have to deal with the spoiled brat for the rest of his life...

    Posted by: BobN | Oct 18, 2010 4:26:37 PM


  22. I may be a fan like Justin music but if he's for real about speaking out against bullying and homophobia then that makes him cool with me.

    Posted by: Dawnell_do | Oct 19, 2010 9:40:18 AM


  23. really, now we all know kids pick on JUSTIN BIEBER CAUSE their JEALOUS so that 100 percent chance that the boy saw JUSTIN and pulled the cord ,decided to call him a "FAGGOT"

    Posted by: BRIANA | Oct 19, 2010 8:04:06 PM


  24. OH REALLY THIS IS MAINLY WHAT HAPPEND THE KID THINKS HE CAN PICK ON JUSTIN BIEBER AND ALL THSE OTHER KIDS AND GET AWAY WITH IT CAUSE HIS DADS A LAWYER. THATS NOT HOW IT WORKS. AND IM NOT JUST STICKING UP WIT JB CAUSE IM IN LOVE WIT HIM IM STICKING UP FOR HIM CAUSE HE DID THE RIGHT THING . I MEAN YOU DONT GO UP TO OME BODY AND CALL THEM A 'faggot' cause you dont like them . THAT NOT HOW IT WORKS .KK.

    Posted by: briana | Oct 19, 2010 8:13:18 PM


  25. He is a faggot and he can come to mexico to beat the shit out of him.


    http://memegenerator.net/Justin-Bieber/ImageMacro/2961833/I-am-a-huge-faggot-please-rape-my-face-I-am-a-huge-faggot-please-rape-my-face

    Posted by: Fuck you stupid cunts | Oct 21, 2010 12:19:28 AM


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