Justin Bieber's Abortion Quote Gets Rolling Stone Correction

bieber_rs_129.jpgRemember when the Internet had a collective meltdown over what Justin Bieber said about abortion to Rolling Stone? Well, the magazine apparently made a slight "editing error" (their words) when it came to his answer. "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.'" Do with this information what you will. [Rolling Stone]


  • Esta says:

    OK, so this just confirms that the lad was blindsided with a question utterly devoid of context. Thanks, RS!

  • Megan says:

    Hey Rolling Stone, here's an idea: How 'bout not asking a 16-year-old kid about politics and abortion? If I went to go ask my 16-year-old brother those same questions right now, his answers would be about the same.
    Stupid, stupid, STUPID.

  • Brian says:

    The correction from RS won't help him, it actually sounds a bit worse. I don't think he can be excused for being 16. If he wasn't sure of how to answer he should have skipped the question. I'm still surprised that he was allowed to answer. Surely he had at least a publicist in the room with him, a publicist whose next job will be PR for the US penguin research team in Antarctica.

  • CoCo says:

    Funny 16 year olds seem to be old enough to have an abortion without parental consent, but they cannot have a valid opinion on the matter? Really? How stupid!
    His opinion is as valid as anyone's!

  • Jawsphobia says:

    I missed hearing about the fuss over the truncated version. He seems to be giving a sensitive answer that should alienate nobody. It's a little fishy that he was asked anything other than a softball question. A question about abortion seems designed to trip up someone with his target audience. It could be noted that a fetus gets DNA and RNA from the mother but only DNA from the father, so it is more a part of her. Also, intelligence is supposedly passed maternally, so the kid is not likely a destined rapist. And there is a 51 percent chance the unborn mystery guest is female, so even less likelihood she will rape anyone. People will abort, but let's not varnish the why: she likely thinks she is getting back at the rapist, who most likely would be delighted to show she aborted. Forcing someone to give birth might very well be an extention of the rape, but if I were talking to the pregnant woman I would not spin the fact of gestation as a mere phase of human life. Justin is right in saying that it is sad.