Justin Bieber Facing Ban from Philippines Over "Distasteful" Manny Pacquiao Comments

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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:

Lion king photo

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?


What goes around , comes around.Hey JB your turn will come and you can hear the loudest laugh when times come. Just be a teen ager and grow up normally so you won't hear other people laugh at you in the near future. Go to school even how rich you are you really have to learn about life and education.


Dude, you guys gotta admit it is pretty mean that bieber did that. And I think it's freaking awesome he may get banned. But still, I must say it was a joke. Go Filipinos!

@ Lexi

Ha Ha those congress men are weak weak cause they let a little American boy get under their skin so easy!!


justin bieber is a good person so if he dont like the boxer then thats his personal opinion he shouldent say sorry for having an opinion

@ bleber forever

one of them!


I'm not a Bieber fan, but, come on! It's a joke! Get over yourself, Pac-Man!


I think this is stupid, people everywhere mock the person/people who lost against their favorite player/team. Just because Justin's famous he isn't allowed to be a normal human being? And he's being accused of animal cruelty because he gave his hamster away? At least he didn't keep it knowing that he's too busy to care for it properly.

@ Tori

i agree with you


it's not a matter of the Philippines being sensitive...it is a matter if a stupid person making fun of somebody who has been down. US is about anti bullying--is this not a form of bullying through using ur popularity to attack another person in his vulnerable moment.when ur fucked up and nobody cares for ur stupid songs...hope this does not happen to you.

@ angel

"The US is about Anti-Bullying" Aah yes that's why they have hundreds of shootings everywhere and their government isn't doing shit to stop it :) The US couldn't care less if you were getting bullied.


Justin Bieber Biography

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