On Thursday, Rolling Stone said it had made an editing error that included an incomplete quote from the teen star.
On its website, the magazine said the full quote was: “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.”
Rolling Stone reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis, who came under fire in some quarters for asking the teen about abortion in the first place, defended her line of questioning Thursday on Twitter.
“A 16 year old kid, to be 17 in a couple weeks, who has control over a large population should be asked all questions,” she tweeted.
Grigoriadis attempted to interpret Bieber’s comments in an interview with gossip site PopEater.
“I think he meant that God has a plan,” she told PopEater.
“Even for the most die-hard Christian, it’s hard to justify rape as part of God’s plan, and harder to justify rape that leads to pregnancy and abortion. I think he was wrestling with that in his answer, which I found to be solid and logical. I think it is being widely misunderstood. He did not say that rape was part of God’s plan.”
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“A 16 year old who has control over a large population should be asked all questions.” Really?
This Vanessa Grigoriadis must be really bright. What kind of journalist asks a 16 year old about abortion, sex, AND politics? (Seems to me like she had planned on asking him these loaded questions on purpose.) She then publishes a misquote making the poor guy look like a retard and now all the media is reporting that Justin thinks rape is part of God’s plan and therefore a person who is raped must keep the baby. No adult celebrity wants to be questioned about abortion. Justin is 16! ARgghhh!!
Just go away already. You ain’t Barbara Walters and Justin isn’t Obama.
Speaking of Barbara Walters, look how heated the conversation got this morning on the topic.
And for the record let me say that this is one thing I don’t agree with Justin on. I think a woman should have the right to have an abortion. It doesn’t mean that you should abort and I know there are probably a few that abuse that right. But if a woman does not have the right to make decisions about her own body then we will never see a day when men and women would be seen as equals. It’s not about life or death because we can’t exactly determine that in a fetus but it’s about a woman’s human rights.