Pop star Justin Bieber, 16, recently told the latest issue of the recent issue of Rolling Stone he has a rather conservative outlook on the woman’s choice to abortion, and how he wouldn’t support it even in the cases of rape. Of course, you’d have to wonder why Rolling Stone would even ask the 16-year-old such a hot-button issue, which would likely alienate a certain proportion of his fanbase, which it apparently has.
After the release of the interview, Rolling Stone’s writer, Vanessa Grigoriadis, attempted to do some damage control. She told PopEater.com: I think he meant that God has a plan. Even for the most die-hard Christian, it’s hard to justify rape as part of God’s plan, and harder to justify rape that leads to pregnancy and abortion. I think he was wrestling with that in his answer, which I found to be solid and logical. I think it is being widely misunderstood. He did not say that rape was part of God’s plan.”
What do you think? Should Rolling Stone have asked such a young man that type of hot button issue? Or is Justin Bieber at fault for answering the question at all?