All The Times Justin Bieber Has Been A Bumbling Tourist

Even pop stars slip up abroad.

Being a tourist can be rough. There’s the jetlag, the question of whether to fanny pack or not, the danger of making a buffoon out of oneself because one fails to honor local customs. Yup, it’s a minefield, one made even more minefield-esque when you travel as much as Justin Bieber.

The Biebs has managed to stick his foot in it in more than a few places over the years — although most of the time with the best of intentions. His most recent folly? He took a photo of himself in Tokyo in front of a very infamous landmark: the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors former military leaders from Japan’s imperial army who committed war atrocities in China and other regions in Asia during the Pacific War.

“I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer,” Bieber said of the incident, deleting the photo, which had racked up 660,000 likes in the meantime.

“Oops” is a word that could be used in this case — times a thousand.

Check out four more times Bieber was slapped on the wrist by the almighty museum guard we call life.

1. The Anne Frank House

If you’ve been to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam in the last year, you have likely seen gaggles of teenage girls flipping through the guestbook. Why? Because the Biebs once etched onto its pages the now immortal words: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber,” referring to the teenage Holocaust victim.

Bieber’s comment drew ire from those who believed the pop star was being insensitive, but also support from folks like Howard Stern, who gave the Biebs props for visiting the heartbreaking museum in the first place.

2. The Former Hotel Nacional

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