Was Justin Bieber the Latest Victim of Anti-Gay Bashing?
In recent weeks, there's been a huge outcry to end bullying in schools -- especially teasing students for being gay. Many celebs, like Chris Colfer and Joe Jonas, created video messages offering support to those being bullied.
One JSYK reader commented, "I'm not gay but growing up I was the school punching bag until the 8th grade when I got tired of it."
Even Justin Bieber isn't immune to this type of teasing. Biebs was the target of gay slurs and harassment while playing laser tag in Canada on Friday. Supposedly, JB got so upset that he punched a 12-year-old boy, although reps for Justin deny that happening.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police tell UsWeekly, "On Friday around 5:30 p.m. we got a report that a 12-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted at an entertainment facility in Richmond. The boy sustained minimal injuries and did not require medical attention. We are continuing our investigation."
Verbally attacking someone is completely wrong, but retaliating with physical violence isn't the answer either. We can understand Justin's frustration, but if he did punch the boy, now he could face a ton of legal problems. It's just not worth it to let the bullies get the best of you.
The more likely version of events is that Justin was singled out during the game because of his celeb status and people bumped into each other in the confusion that followed with him trying to get out of there quickly. Stay tuned for more deets.
How would you have handled this situation if someone wouldn't stop teasing you?