10/17/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
Even celebrities are subjected to bullying. TMZ is reporting that Justin Bieber, who was recently here at a state fair in Vermont, was at the receiving end of a bully using the same kind of homophobic epithets that are commonly used against so many school children these days. The incident occurred during a laser tag match on Friday night.
During that match, Bieber was called a “faggot” by one of his opponents, who apparently specifically kept targeting Bieber. When Bieber got frustrated by the fact that he was being cornered by this kid, Bieber said “That’s enough”, and the kid responded “What are you gonna do about it, faggot?”
A shocked Bieber is reported to have said “Excuse me?”, and the other kid is reported to have said “You’re a faggot.” When the other kid put out his hand to Bieber, the singer pushed it away and left. While some are reporting that Bieber struck the other boy, that has apparently been proven to have been false, though there are probably more than a few people who would have thought that he would have been perfectly justified.
Law enforcement are investigating since a complaint was file by the other boy’s father who apparently told people “I’m a lawyer.” He may end up regretting that since apparently police already know that Bieber was not the instigator in the incident.
Homophobic bullying has been a major problem of late, and it has lead to one boy getting his arm broken for cheerleading and lead several more to take their own lives after months and even years of intense homophobic bullying.