Members of the Philippines government after demanding an apology from Justin Bieber after the singer posted pictures on his Instagram page that made fun of a national Philippine hero, Manny Pacquaio.
According to the U.K.’s Telegraph and a number of other news outlets, seven lawmakers have filed a resolution demanding that the teen heartthrob apologize for his very “distasteful comments … lest he be declared persona non grata.” In other words, the Biebs could ultimately be banned from the Philippines.
One congressman stated – “Mr Bieber should have known that the Hon. Pacquiao has reached his stature as such as a result of sheer hard work, determination and firm belief in God, and despite such stature best exemplifies humility and grace even in defeat.”
The lawmen all agree that “it was not only Pacquiao who Bieber insulted, but also the entire population.”
Following the negative backlash, Bieber released the statement: “If they were Beliebers I know they wouldn’t leave my side over [a] boxing opinion I have.” Meanwhile, Pacquiao simply stated that he would “pray for Justin Bieber.”