The Canadian singing sensation has been criticized for tweeting that Queen Esther should dance in his upcoming music video.
Canadian singing sensation and heartthrob Justin Bieber has gotten into yet another tweeting controversy after making what some are calling a chauvinistic tweet about Queen Esther.
The tweet, which was taken off Twitter a few hours after being posted, read “#QueenEsther. Wood luv 2hav u danse in my nu music video, wat u think? #Purim#Belieber#AhashverusGotItRight.”
Several women’s rights groups immediately slammed the tweet as sexist and inappropriate.
After the various groups held news conferences to publicly chide the Calvin Klein underwear model, Bieber took to Twitter yet again, this time to explain himself.
“I didn’t mean to harm anyone, I just heard that Queen Esther was a fan and thought it would be cool to have her collaborate on my next artistic project,” read the tweet. A follow-up tweet continued, “I understand now that my actions may have been construed by some as sexist or inappropriate and I want to state publicly that I respect women with all my heart #Apology#WorldPeace.”
Afterwards, Bieber revealed to Seventeen magazine that his mother had penned the surprisingly articulate tweet. He added that he planned on extending Queen Esther an invitation to cover Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” with him as a duet on his next album.
*This article is part of the Exponent's Purim shpiel edition.