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Justin Bieber’s father, Jeremy Bieber, has found himself embroiled in controversy after making an anti-LGBTQ+ comment on social media.

On Friday morning, Jeremy took to Twitter in an effort to provide context for a previous post, which read, “Don’t forget to thank a straight person this month for your existence.”

He claimed that his intention was to acknowledge families, asserting that any suggestion of him abandoning his son should be dismissed as an outdated and baseless narrative.

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While he acknowledged that his delivery may have been poor, he maintained that his intent was not to promote hate or display homophobia. Unfortunately, Jeremy failed to grasp an important concept—that families exist across all sexual orientations, not exclusively among straight individuals.

In his attempt to clarify his position, Jeremy resorted to the tired “some of my best friends are” defence, stating that his brother is gay and that he loves and supports him.

He further emphasised that people should be free to love whomever they choose, asserting that it is their personal business. However, Jeremy’s assertion of a “hostile takeover” of cities and schools by the LGBTQ+ community reveals a disturbing misunderstanding from the Popstars father. 

Justin Beiber has not commented on the controversy, and his relationship with his father has been a subject of much public interest and speculation, including instances where their relationship seemed strained or distant. Justin has been open about his parent’s divorce, saying it had impacted him growing up.

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