Justin Bieber may be banned from the Philippines because he posted some Manny Pacquiao knockout memes on Instagram. I think this is a real story. I mean, I’m pretty sure. I assumed the first link I saw about this story was fake like the Golden Eagle picking up the little kid video was fake, but other news outlets are running with this story like it is a real, actual thing that is happening in the world. From The Telegraph (Seriously):
Indignation over Bieber’s insult reached the Philippines Congress, with seven law-makers filing a resolution demanding an apology from the singer for the “distasteful comments … lest he be declared persona non grata”.
"“Mr Bieber should have known that the Hon. Pacquiao has reached his stature as such as a result of sheer hard work, determination and firm belief in God, and despite such stature best exemplifies humility and grace even in defeat,” the congressmen said."
They added that it was not only Pacquiao who Bieber insulted, but also the entire population.
Pacquiao released a statement saying he would pray for Bieber.
Again, I am not 100% sure this is real because of all the ridiculous things that are on the Internet, this one is pretty damn ridiculous. If this is true then not only is this an international incident that started on Twitter – it is an international incident that involves Canada. I mean, Canada is the home of the Chip Bandits. These people don’t get banned from other countries.