Justin Bieber is facing a couple odd controversies at the moment.
First, the singer has been accused of animal cruelty because he gave his pet hamster to a fan.
Now, he may be facing a ban in the Philippines because he made a couple disparaging remarks about boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Bieber is a fan of Floyd Mayweather. And after Pacquiao was knocked out on December 8 by Juan Manuel Marquez, Justin mocked the fallen champion by posting the following Instagram photo, which is a play on The Lion King's Simba nudging his dead father:
Sort of funny, right?
Not to politicians in the Philippines, where Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives earlier this year.
A series of Congressmen in that country have issued a statement that reads:
"Mr. Bieber should have known that the Hon. Pacquiao has reached his stature as such as a result of sheer hard work, determination and firm belief in God, and despite such stature best exemplifies humility and grace even in defeat."
They even drafted a resolution that calls for an apology from Bieber due to these "distasteful comments... "lest he be declared persona non grata" in that nation.
Pacquiao, meanwhile, says he will pray for Bieber.
What do you think, readers? Should JB apologize?