The Canadian heartthrob opened up about a wide array of relevant matters on the interview included on this month’s issue.
His comments about abortion had stirred some controversy: “It’s like killing a baby.” When asked if he believed in abortion for rape victims, Bieber replied, “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.”
The Baby hit maker has crossed so many lines with those statements but the editorial team at the publication got his back and admitted that he was partially misquoted: “Due to an editing error, this story originally included an incomplete quote from Justin Bieber. 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.'”
Now, do you think it is appropriate to ask about such a sensitive matter to a 16-year-old kid? Because, at the end of the day, that’s what Bieber actually is.