Rolling Stone Reporter Defends Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber made headlines for reasons beyond his haircut and dance moves this week.

The 16-year old gave an interview to Rolling Stone in which he touched on Canada's health care system; his opinion on sex; and, most controversially of all, abortion.

Following Bieber's insinuation that he'd be against terminating a pregnancy that was the result of rape - because "everything happens for a reason" - many critics took the singer to task for his word choice.

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But "I think he meant that God has a plan," said the article's author, Vanessa Grigoriadis. "Even for the most die-hard Christian, it's hard to justify rape as part of God's plan, and harder to justify rape that leads to pregnancy and abortion. I think he was wrestling with that in his answer, which I found to be solid and logical. I think it is being widely misunderstood. He did not say that rape was part of God's plan."

There have also been questions regarding why these topics were even broached, but Grigoriadis tells Pop Eater:

"I think that anyone who has as much sway in popular culture as Justin should be asked all questions. I agree that he does not bring up these issues in his work at the moment, but it's possible that he will in the future, as he decides that he wants the public to know more about him."


The article was misquoted. he said "i don't know,i think everything happens for a reason... i don't see how that would be a reason..." Basically he said that he believes in fate, but he doesn't know why rape happens. A decent answer to a question they never should have asked him in the first place. And it's fine if he's not a fan of abortion, lots of people don't like the idea of abortion. his opinion isn't controversial at all. Rolling Stone just perpousfully left the last part of his answer out so that they could sell more magazines. which is pretty low of them.


why were they even asking him these questions? all us fans wunna here about is impportant things not about abortion and so on im glad though he dose bring god threw in everything he dose and his answer was just misunderstood... I love u J.B


i don't get why they were asking justin those questions, he's only 16.


All babies are not created out of love, but they are still babies nonetheless. Good for Justin. God's got your back!


Kk a little werid for him but I told the turth and that is good


I dont get why they're asking him theses questions, it would be awkward answering them!


Go Bieber! Stand up for your beliefs.


hat he probably meant was that God can turn anything for good. Women have been raped and kept the baby and it was a total blessing. Not every has the strength to do that but is chosen God will give it to them. Oh by the Grace of God go I.


When I was 16, Backstreet Boys were the at thier hottest...I can honestly tell you I didn't give a flying f**k about what went on upstairs. I just wanted them to dance and sing! be a teen again


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Ontario, Canada
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