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Justin Bieber called ‘faggot,’ investigated for assault following laser tag incident

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Even celebrities get bullied.

Justin Bieber

TMZ is reporting that Justin Bieber was on the receiving end of gay slurs during a laser tag match in British Columbia on Friday night, and is now the subject of an assault investigation for allegedly striking the kid who called him a “faggot.”

“Sources say that Bieber became frustrated when the kid cornered him and wouldn’t stop shooting and when Bieber told him, ‘That’s enough’ … the kid responded, ‘What are you gonna do about it, faggot?’

“We’re told a shocked Bieber replied, ‘Excuse me?’ Sources say the other kid responded, ‘You’re a faggot’ and then put his hand out toward Bieber and Bieber pushed it away as he left.” –via TMZ.

The 16-year-old Canadian pop star from Stratford, Ontario, was at Planet Lazer in Richmond B.C. with his father when the altercation occurred.

Police said the alleged victim, a 12-year-old boy, suffered an injury that did not require medical attention at the time. The incident was reported by the alleged victim’s father approximately two hours later.

A Planet Lazer staffer told Vancouver-based celebrity blog ZackTaylor.ca that the “kid was surrounding Justin in the corner with his other little friends and shooting him during the game with their laser guns. Justin did what any other person would do during a laser tag game, and was just trying to get away from getting shot at and accidentally hit the kid while running away.”

The father of the 12-year-old boy later told ZackTaylor.ca, “The kid never made any homophobic slurs towards Justin. That report is totally false.”

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5 more reader comments:

  1. Perhaps he can use this incident (whatever the true situation is) to to urge people to be tolerant towards one another, to treat other people with dignity and equality and comp…assion, regardless of who they are, how they identify themselves, or what lifestyle they lead.

    Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 8:03pm
  2. i believe justin. this other kid & his father are covering there backsides & lying. don't buy it for a minute that he didn't use the word faggot several timea & that his friends had justin cornered. it's a true bullying technique. hope you're okay justin. that other kid is no victim. stop the bullying whether a person is lgbt or an immigrant or a different religion or race or gender or age or for whatever reason...just get along...

    Replied on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 4:30am
  3. so justin is in trouble for pushing a kids hand away but that kid isnt in trouble for calling him a fag?!? that is soooooo rude i mean im in love with justin he did what any person would do in that situation i bet that kid is just jealous i mean that makes me soo mad!!! i wish i could slap that kid i really do. i love justin drew bieber thats all there is too it.he isnt gay!!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 1:25pm
  4. You know, I love this site and all, And what this child did was wrong. But the only reason this is getting any attention is because Justin Bieber was"the victim", this happens every single day, and I don't think some little talentless kid like Justin should get any special attention what so ever. He himself is a spoiled little brat. Get real people.

    Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 6:02pm
  5. Yawn. Children. What do you expect.

    Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 4:25pm