Since the news broke last weekend about Justin Bieber and what he wrote in the Ann Frank house gusset book lot’s of celebs have been sticking up for the teen singer and now his guitarist, Dan Kanter, has released a stament!
Justin wrote in the book:
“truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber”
And lot’s of people where not happy with the teen for writing that including the house but Dan his guitarist has said the following:
“As a proud and practicing Jewish person, this topic hits close to home. Therefore I feel it necessary to comment on these malicious media attacks against my boss and friend. What Justin wrote in the Anne Frank House guestbook was not ignorant or disrespectful – it was in fact thoughtful and profound.”
Dan also wrote a open letter about the going on’s and this is what the full letter said:
“To anyone who was offended or has written critically on Justin’s message in the Anne Frank House guestbook,
As a proud and practicing Jewish person, this topic hits close to home. Therefore I feel it necessary to comment on these malicious media attacks against my boss and friend.
What Justin wrote in the Anne Frank House guestbook was not ignorant or disrespectful – it was in fact thoughtful and profound. Having grown up in a Jewish family in addition to attending Hebrew day school and Jewish summer camp, the Holocaust is a topic I have studied extensively. When conceptualizing the events of the Holocaust, it is common to imagine ourselves and our loved ones in the places where people were persecuted by the Nazis. This is to forge a personal connection with those who suffered — so that we remember, and of course so that it never happens again. When I was 14 years old and watched Schindler’s List for the first time, I imagined my own grandparents being taken away and killed because they were too old and weak to work. When I watched The Pianist, I imagined my own family being taken from our houses with little-to-no belongings.
Last month when we were in Poland, the March of The Living set up a trip for me to visit the Nazi concentration and death camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau. When there, my guide encouraged me to once again envision myself and my loved ones as if we were among those who were imprisoned, tortured, and killed. When I saw the room full of shoes, a pair of children’s shoes made me think of my brother. When I saw the room full of hair, strands of curly blonde hair made me think of my mother. When I stood in the blistering cold winter at the end of the train tracks in Birkenau – at the crossroads where families were broken apart — I imagined my own wife being torn from my arms. And when I stood in a gas chamber and saw hundreds of fingernail scratches strewn across the walls, I imagined myself, dying horrifically.
Anne Frank was 13 when she and her family went into hiding, and 16 when she died in a Nazi Concentration camp. Justin is 19 years old, only 3 years older than Anne was. Furthermore, everyday he meets hundreds of girls of the same age and performs for thousands more. The fact is: no one in the entire world has a stronger relationship with millions of teenage girls than Justin. Therefore, it only makes sense that he would connect with Anne this way. And when he learned that Anne was a fan of pop culture, his connection was that much greater. Justin wrote that he was inspired by Anne’s brave and ultimately tragic story. In the same way that Anne reminded me of my teenage cousin when I first visited the Anne Frank House in 2008, Justin thought of the millions of Beliebers he cares so much about — and Anne Frank definitely would have been one of them.
Justin is the busiest person I know. He did not have to visit the Anne Frank House, but he did, and was moved by his experience. We are taught to study, commemorate and remember the events of the Holocaust so that they never happen again (לעולם לא עוד). But now, when one of the most famous people in the world visits the Anne Frank House, and is inspired by his visit, you attack him instead of applaud him for drawing exposure to the story of Anne Frank and the Holocaust. Justin is a 19 year-old who wrote what was to him a heartfelt comment to mark this life experience. To do as the media has done, is to distort, demean, and degrade his meaningful visit.”
The last week Justin Bieber has been getting really harsh criticism after he went to Ann Frank‘s house last weekend and wrote in the gust book that Ann would have been a Belieber.
Loads of celebs have stuck up for Bieber and including Piers Morgan and Michael Bublé but now Ann Frank’s stepsister has let the teen of the hook.
Eva Schloss was a childhood friend of the inspirational writer before their families were forced into hiding and now she has spoke out about Justin:
“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.”
We really did not see that coming as the people that work at Ann’s hosue where not happy with him at all so this is a reall shock.
The other week Justin Bieber visited The Ann Frank House and when he was leaving the house he decided to write in the guest book but that was a really bad idea.
Just Wrote that he thought Ann Frank would have been a ‘big fan’ of himself causing loads of backlash from member of the public.
This is what he said:
“Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
But now the house has spoke about the comment!
On their Facebook page the Ann Frank House staff said:
“The Anne Frank House was pleased to welcome Justin Bieber to the Anne Frank House last Friday. We think it is very positive that he took the time and effort to visit our museum. He was very interested in the story of Anne Frank and stayed for over an hour. We hope that his visit will inspire his fans to learn more about her life and hopefully read the diary.”
Simon Cowell might have got rid of Cheryl Cole from the USA X Factor a couple of years ago but it looks like he might want her back on the show.
By the sounds of things he is also going to offer big bucks to get her sitting at the table as he had offered $1.8 salary.
This is what insiders have said about the Geordie going back on the show:
“This is a massive move from Simon. He’s going right out there and saying that he made a mistake in sacking her. After she was shunted off the show, TV critics in the US said in reviews that she was the best thing about the programme – and it seems for once that Simon was wrong. Over the past two seasons, the US X Factorhasn’t performed as Simon would have wanted – now it looks like Cheryl will be the savior. He’s planning to put a massive contract on the table in the coming weeks, giving her the opportunity to return and prove him wrong once and for all. Obviously, there’s no certainty that she will decide to go for it, but it appears to be the closest right now to Cheryl returning to the X Factor family. It’s going to be tough sell for Simon after the humiliation she originally suffered, but if he plays it right, it could happen and it would be a viewer’s dream. Cheryl has been quite adamant that she doesn’t want to head back to the UK version of the show after leaving so getting a slot on the US one would be perfect.”
But are Cheryl and Simon talking again as when she was on Alan Carr Chatty Man Cole said that she was not talking to Cowell.
We wil just have to see if she is going back on the show or is it all just rumours??
Tonight will mark the first time that Rihanna and Chris Brown have attended The Grammy Awards together since 2009 when chris beat the singer up.
On Friday it was announced that there is going to be very strict dress codes with NO flesh on show but in true Rihanna fashion the singer planes to ignore the dress code!
This is what sources are saying:
“Rihanna’s turned up and getting into that performers frame of mind right now. She’s focused and looking forward the the Grammys and [she] will be with Chris the whole night, so you know that’s going to be extra f-cking special. He already told her he would go with her, so it’s a wrap. She will wear something very sexy by a few of her favorite designers. She really isn’t trying to give anything away — that would ruin the whole damn surprise.”
We have alos learnt that Chris asked Riri to be his date for the event so are him and her back together for good or is he going to keep on going back to his ex girlfriend Karrueche Tran??
Justin Bieber has reviled hat he is a big fan of Chris Brown.
Talking to Billboard Magazine the teen signer said:
“I’m a fan. His music is really good. That’s what they should focus on: the music.”
Both singer are same they both love weed and are now both singer and have problems with their relationships so we coudl see them becoming the best of friends.