Justin Bieber has landed himself in even more trouble – this time in Argentina. The 19-year-old pop sensation created a firestorm of controversy when he disrespected the country’s flag while in concert in Buenos Aires. A video was posted showing the singer pushing away two Argentine flags with his shoes.
He took to Twitter to apologize to his massive following of nearly 47 million and explain his actions.
"Heard about what is going on with me down in Argentina and I'm shocked. I love Argentina and have had some of the best shows of my tour there," he wrote.
"People throw stuff on my stage all show and I get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt. That video I saw a bra and thought it was a shirt. I'm being told by my team it was a shirt but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina or the people of Argentina or the fans. I'm so sorry for anyone who took my actions the wrong way and I hope you can forgive this mistake."
"So once again to the people of Argentina, I'm sorry if that was taken the wrong way and I'm sorry for my mistake," he continued.
"I hope u can accept this. And I loved my time there performing for you and look forward to coming back. I gave my all and I know the fans did there too. Te amo. I would never do anything to disrespect my fans. I don't like having to defend myself but this time it was needed as I mean no disrespect."
"So it is all love all around the world. Thanks, and to all the beliebers all around the world. I love you and thank you for always standing by me. Much Love to Everyone. Thanks," Bieber ended. Clearly the Biebs feels terribly about hurting Argentineans feelings.
Insulting the flag is no laughing matter in Argentina. It is a crime punishable for up to four years in prison.