by Johnny Walker
Maybe the end of the world is coming soon after all.
Canadian pop music teen idol Justin Bieber has dared to poke fun at fellow singer and sometime pugilist Manny Pacquiao’s recent knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, and in the process has angered an entire country.
Filipinos were enraged when the Beeb (who counts Floyd Mayweather Jr. as a buddy) decided to post some unflattering Photoshopped pictures on his Instagram account of the Pac-man laying prone on the canvas, along with some snarky captions.
Now, the Congress in the Phillipines, whose members apparently have no sense of humor when it comes to their national icon, have threatened Bieber with a ban from their country.
Seven Filipino lawmakers have now filed a resolution demanding an apology from the 18-year-old singer for the “distasteful comments … lest he be declared persona non grata” in the Phillipines.
“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 resolution states.
The versatile Pac-man, who also moonlights as a Congressman in his spare time, apparently has also released his own statement saying he’ll “pray for Bieber.”
We are not big fans of the Beeb’s music here at Boxing Insider, but really fellas, such insecurity over a little ribbing from a teenager?
Why not just make fun of the caustic Canuck by negatively referencing Molsons, beavers and the NHL strike? We’re sure he can take it.
Please, lighten up a little.