I had no idea the Prime Minister of Israel was a Belieber. Benjamin Netanyahu and Justin Bieber were reportedly supposed to meet before the singer's concert Thursday evening.
A spokesperson for Netanyahu said that Bieber wanted to meet with the Prime Minister, but Bieber’s reps cancelled the interview. The spokesperson hinted to the New York Times that they backed out after it was suggested Bieber visit Israeli children who were the victims of rocket fire from Gaza.
“Sadly, [setting up a meeting] proved impossible,” Netanyahu’s rep said.
But Bieber’s camp says the kids had nothing to do with it, saying, “Justin welcomes the chance to meet with kids facing difficult circumstances, regardless of their background, and in fact, he had already invited children from the Sderot area.”
Like any angry celebrity, Bieber tweeted about the incident:
"I want to see this country and all the places ive dreamed of and whether its the paps or being pulled into politics its been frustrating."
Yeah. Politics is hard.