Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rolling Stone Admits to "Misquoting" Jusitin Bieber


Yesterday, everyone was buzzing over Justin Bieber's scandalous interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, in which he shared his opinions on sex, drugs, abortion and even rape. Outrage almost immediately followed from folks who couldn't believe the answer Justin had given when asked whether abortions should be allowed in cases of rape, but no one was more upset that Justin's peeps, who insisted he was misquoted.

Something was very much omitted  from the his answer. After a lot of pressure, the mag had to post this message on their site and provide Justin's exact answer without the omission. The article reads:
Due to an editing error, this story originally included an incomplete quote from Justin Bieber. The full quote, his response to whether abortions should be allowed in cases of rape, reads: " "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
We don't know how the reporter could so casually leave that out! It changes the whole context of his response! Whatever happened to responsible journalism, huh?

Honestly, we're still shocked that this kind of heavy stuff was brought up to begin with. He's still a kid - a kid in the music industry, not politics. Obviously, someone was more interested in getting a shocking story than really getting to know Justin. Shame

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