Justin Bieber Offends Canadian Aboriginals; Should He Apologize?

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What was intended to be a joke by Justin Bieber has landed the singer in a bit of hot water.

In an interview with Rolling Stone - inside the same issue that contains sex advice from the young star - Bieber is asked about his nationality and responds:

"I'm actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something? I'm enough percent that in Canada, I can get free gas."

Harmless, right? Not to everyone...

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The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples has chimed and the group is unhappy with the implication behind Justin's words.

"These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal Peoples in Canada struggle with every day," says the organization in a statement. "These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said."

Honestly, many people likely don't even understand what Bieber said.

Still, he clearly did offend some people. Should Justin apologize?

 

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I am native american living on a reservation and am tired of aboriginals saying "white people stole our land". I mean, get over it already. We're here and living. You can spend your life in alcohol but that's your own fault. Nobody is forcing you to dink NOW. Stop using it as an excuse and get your lives together. Who cares who was here first, let's all just move on and make good of our lives and take advantage of the free education we are getting.
Justin Beiber made an ignornt statement, he's a kid, get over it.

Ken1

Go to school. It's FREE. Get a job, buy your own house. Raise your own kids instead having my cousin do it as foster parents. Keep your yard clean and stop calling drunk at 3AM saying "whos dis".

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PLEASE spend some time on a reservation with a high teen suicide rate, and tell me how great it is, then. Why don't you LEARN something for God's sake, you people are embarrassing us. Do you hear yourselves talking? You sound like racists from the American south circa 1930.
-signed, tolerant, educated, non-racist Canadian

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Who do you think funds your welfare and food stamps? Get a job and support yourself you leech. You're entitled to nothing. Have some pride. Be a man and contribute to society instead of being a drain. Maybe even get an education and learn how to express yourself w/o swearing. Fat chance, I know.

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I'm aboriginal, and what others think they know about us is way off mark and mostly untruths. we don't get free anything except for laughs at peoples ignorance, justin bieber is an idiot and according to my 9 year old daughter, he sucks.

Ken1

They blew off FOUR court subpeonas before having a lawyer plead guilty for them. Them what? Go to jail - free food. Free laundry. Running water, visit the cousins. Free gas? Pfft! Only people around here driving new vehicles are government employees and INDIANS!

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his presence is offensive same with the 15 year old female of his look @ me i'm 15 goin on 35, everyone wants & loves me. and beaver's a wanna b who needs the right voice program to sing, no talent these days

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I gotta agree with Hilton Hater on this one. I didn't even get it at first. Who cares, this really isn't a big deal.

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I know what you mean, Selena. I didn't even say anything...all I did was have an affair with a married man and I offended everyone!

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Geez, you can't say hi anymore without offending someone!