As is Justin Bieber’s South American tour wasn’t filled with enough fun, he has now managed to piss off the entire nation of Argentina by “wiping” the floor with the national flag. The incident occurred at his gig at River Plate stadium when a fan threw a flag on stage and Bieber proceeded to move the flag offstage with his feet and the mic stand. Insulting the Argentinian flag is punishable by four years in prison – guess The Biebs didn’t get that memo.
After the video emerged on the internet Bieber issued this apology:
I love Argentina and have had some of the best shows of my tour there. People throw stuff on my stage all show and I get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt. That video I saw a bra and thought it was a shirt. I’m being told by my team it was a shirt but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina or the people of Argentina or the fans. I’m so sorry for anyone who took my actions the wrong way and I hope you can forgive this mistake. So once again to the people of Argentina, I’m sorry if that was taken the wrong way and I’m sorry for my mistake. I hope u can accept this. And I loved my time there performing for you and look forward to coming back. I gave my all and I know the fans did there too. Te amo. I would never do anything to disrespect my fans. I don’t like having to defend myself but this time it was needed as I mean no disrespect. So it is all love all around the world. Thanks, and to all the beliebers all around the world. I love you and thank you for always standing by me. Much Love to Everyone. Thanks.