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Opening Arguments

Beliebering the obvious

I know it's a risky prediction to make, but surely this will end up being the strangest thing I read the whole month:

Justin Bieber has caused outrage after leaving a 'tasteless' comment in the guestbook at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

The 19-year-old singer - who is currently on tour in Europe - visited the famous home where Jewish wartime diarist Frank and her family hid from Nazi persecution for two years during the Holocaust.

After spending an hour touring the home on Saturday, which opened as a museum in 1960, Bieber wrote a message in the guestbook, which read: 'Truly inspiring to be able to come here.

'Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.'

Ah, these kids today, eh? Why, I remember when you had to work hard to be an a-hole. You'd have to spend years and years proving yourself with tastelessness, irrational self-regard and bad decision after bad decision, then, maybe, if you were lucky, you'd be allowed to apprentice as a jerk for two or three years before being accepted as a probationary a-hole. Hey, look at me, I'm living proof. These days, they let just anybody into a-holedome without even working at it. Sad.