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15 April 2013, 13:45
The 'Boyfriend' star is facing a backlash over his comments that he hopes Anne would have been a Belieber.
The Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam has issued a statement defending Justin Bieber after he provoked controversy with his guestbook message to the Holocaust victim.
The 'Beauty & A Beat' singer visited the Anne Frank House over the weekend after bringing his 'Believe' tour to Holland, and has sparked a fury of Twitter and Facebook discussions after leaving a controversial message at the museum.
After visiting the tourist attraction for an hour, Justin wrote in the museum's guestbook: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber."
The museum has now issued their own statement in the wake of a growing backlash about the perceived selfishness of Justin's comments.
"We think that what's special is that a 19 year-old comes to the Anne Frank House and spends an hour visiting on a Friday night," a spokesperson for the museum told AFP fresh from criticism about the Canadian pop star's comments. "He could be doing other things in Amsterdam, he was very interested.
"That's more important than the commotion that we're seeing now," they explained. "That's the positive side and we want to leave it at that."
View a picture of Justin Bieber being mobbed by fans in Austria below (Credit: Splash):
The Anne Frank Museum tells the story of the well known Holocaust victim, whose world-famous diary charted her two years hiding in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during World War II, before she died aged 15 in 1945 in a concentration camp.