Yes, you read that correctly. While in the the Netherlands Friday night, the Biebs took a break from his tour to visit the Anne Frank House. After staying for over an hour, he left this heartfelt message in the guestbook:
“Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
The Anne Frank House then posted his message along with some other details about his visit on their Facebook page (as they have done with messages from other celebrities in the past) and it wasn’t long before people began criticizing the 19-year-old’s choice of words.
I do think it’s a little bizarre that the first thing he thought of when pondering the details Anne Frank’s life was whether or not she would be a fan of his music, but after all, he did build his career on the dedication of young fans, so the comment was probably just a way of personalizing his message. Maybe not the most appropriate way to do so, but let’s face it, we’re talking about Justin Bieber. “Appropriate” no longer applies.
And if she were living in the context of our times, I’m sure Anne would have at least loved “Beauty and a Beat.” Who doesn’t?
There were tons of gasps at the North Greenwich Arena for Flying Dutchman Epke Zonderland, on the men’s horizontal bar. Dude earned the first ever gold medal for the Netherlands in this category and it’s not hard to see why with this routine. Zonderland pulled off three electrifying back-to-back release maneuvers, which if you don’t already know it, is like OMG good. He earned an astonishing 16.533 points.
“I dreamed about it for so long. This routine was a lot of risk,” Zonderland told reporters. “I still can’t believe it. It’s unique to be in a Olympic final if you’re a Dutch gymnast, but winning the gold is bizarre.”
Check out his cray routine below.