As far as Justin Bieber's fans are concerned, their idol can do no wrong. Earlier today, the Teen Dream Tweeted a half-hearted--indeed an arrogant--apology to his Indonesian beliebers about his recent diss of their country. Nevertheless, his Indonesian fans' response has been unbeliebably positive.
For those who've been pathetically out of touch with reality A.K.A. the Bieber universe, JB angered the country of Indonesia and his fans who live there by calling their homeland "some random country," and complaining that the staff at the Indonesian studio where he recorded a track for his new album, Believe just "didn't know what they were doing." Ouch. The result was that he was banned by Indonesia and Indonesian radio. Ouch, again. On April 30, JB tweeted his so-called apology, declaring:
"One rumor I won't stand for is saying what me and my fans have isn't real," Justin wrote. "Indonesia I see you. I love you. I love all my fans. #fact. You can't break us. All the lies and rumors in the world can't phase us. This is #family."
Well, the crux of the message was positive and reassuring, but "one rumor [he] won't stand for?" With all due respect to Justin, he seems more annoyed than apologetic. Nevertheless, whatever he meant when he wrote the tweet, his fans responded immediately with warmly positive, loving messages.
"I cried when I saw Justin tweeted something about Indonesia," gushed one. "Beliebers Indonesia Loves Justin Bieber."
"IM A BELIEBER AND I LOVE JUSTIN. mad? Stay mad;)," wrote another. "Beliebers Indonesia Cinta J...Bieber?"
"Beliebers Indonesia Cinta Justin Bieber is on TTWW," Tweeted a third. "the meaning is Indonesian Beliebers Love Justin! :') #muchlove #family."
So, there you have it. Actually, it seems JB is right. He and his beliebers are family. After all, most people always end up forgiving and reconciling with their family members eventually. Now, the question is whether Indonesia and Indonesian radio will do the same.
Note: So far, Justin's lady-love Selena Gomez has kept mum about her perfect "Boyfriend's" Indonesian diss and subsequent apology. Wonder what she thinks about it? Especially since he's made some rather odd comments about their relationship in the past few weeks.
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.