The media was buzzing on Wednesday when teen sensation Justin Bieber‘s Rolling Stone magazine interview was released. The reporter asked the 16-year-old questions about politics, abortion, and abortion in cases of rape.
Why, we’re not sure. Does anybody really lose sleep over not knowing Justin Bieber’s stance on abortion for rape victims? If you do, you should probably talk to someone.
Turns out that the magazine left out a bit of Bieber’s quote. They quoted him as saying, “Um. Well, I think that’s really
sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in
that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.” (Duh.)
Some people who obviously didn’t have much better to do with their Wednesday zeroed in on his “everything happens for a reason” comment, trying to deduce his opinion on rape from the most cliched line on the book. Sensing the brewing controversy, Rolling Stone apparently did some post-publishing fact-checking, and released a statement today about Bieber’s actual quote.
“Due to an editing error, this story originally included an incomplete quote from Justin Bieber,” the mag says. “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.'”
Does this change impact your plans to vote Justin Bieber into office?
Oh wait, no. He’s not a politician, an activist, or even a voter. So it doesn’t really matter at all. Carry on.