Teen pop star Justin Bieber is taking much criticism after the Anne Frank House reported he visited the Amsterdam museum and wrote in the guest book that he hoped the young Holocaust victim would have been a "belieber" -- the popular term for his fans -- the TVNZ (New Zealand) website reports today (April 14, 2013).
A post on Saturday (April 13) on the Facebook page of the museum said Bieber had visited the previous night and stayed over an hour, along with a group of friends and guards as fans waited outside to "see a glimpse of him."
"In our guestbook he wrote: 'Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber,'" the museum said in the Facebook post.
A large share of the hundreds of commentators on the museum's Facebook post reacted negatively to Bieber's use of the word "belieber." "Anne Frank a belieber? That is by far one of the most self-serving things I've ever read, like ever," Facebook user Tania Saez Pinto wrote.