Bieber Contributing To Aboriginal Struggle

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Justin Bieber is facing criticism from an aboriginal group after saying that he believes he is part aboriginal and can fill up at the pumps for free as a result, reports CBC. He told Rolling Stone: ‘I’m actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something? I’m enough per cent that in Canada I can get free gas.’

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples said Thursday that Bieber’s statement requires that ‘misconceptions’ be cleared up. Yhe group’s national chief, Betty Ann Lavallée, said that his claim that ‘Aboriginal people are entitled to free gas is simply not true. These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal Peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said.’

The group offered to help him find out more about his ancestry: ‘It’s important for someone to know where they come from, which helps give them a better understanding of where they are going.’

Ojibway-Metis comedian Ryan McMahon: ‘I know there are a lot of people waging online war against Bieber, inviting him to the communities to come and see the poverty. The reality is our struggles are on the ground, and I always think that is where our focus should go first.’ This is sad :(

  • Anonymous

    DIDN’T MILEY claim to be native like two years ago? HA HA HA! she’s another FAKE! tRYING TO hard, with her tatts and clothes. You don’t need to dress the part, unless your PLAYING the part like she is.

  • AcidPinkLemonade

    Oh, Bieber.
    Think before you speak.

  • realistgangsta

    This annoys me. White people are bored of being white, so they claim to be part of a different race to make themselves sound more interesting. It FRIGGIN aggravates me because someone might say, ‘Oh, I’m part Cherokee Indian because about 400 years ago my Great great great great great great Grandmother married a Cherokee Indian guy.’ Even so, they do NOTHING to associate themselves with the culture. Justin claims that he’s part-native, yet what exactly does he to do that make him so? Does he even know what tribe his family comes from? What does he do to associate himself with being native… the answer is he does absolutely NOTHING and this makes me furious because why say that you are part native Indian when you try to act like a black guy? You’re white, accept it. It’s your race, why lie about it?
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    i have to agree with this

  • Max

    Justin just gets free gas because he is famous. Simple as that.

  • Anonymous

    When I have sex with Justin I’m going to ask him to wash his penis in bleach to get rid of all those Mexican germs Selena gave him.

  • kristin6410

    Jeez is it that big of a deal like honesly he said he was part indian he didntclaim he was like half indian or something…

    Im half chinese half irish but aometimes i tell ppl im a little percent dutch and german bc i am like 1 or 2 percent omg…

  • EarthChild

    Jeez is it that big of a deal like honesly he said he was part indian he didntclaim he was like half indian or something…

    Im half chinese half irish but aometimes i tell ppl im a little percent dutch and german bc i am like 1 or 2 percent omg…

    I don’t think there is a big deal about it because he said he had Native in him, I think the issue was that he made an ignorant statement that he could probably get free gas when they don’t.

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    He’s a prat.

  • Anonymous

    I do not understand why he is getting so much hate. I am not a bieber fan i mean there is like 1 or 2 songs of his that i like. But he made a mistake he said something that he thought was true but isnt. The only reason people care is because it is Justin Bieber if someone whom wasnt famouse said that th would not hav e been judged for it. I went to school with a native girl i personally do not know much about the culture but they do get some stuff for free or get paid for it. SHe had told me they were paying her to go to school which i dnt like tht not because i dont think she should be getting paid to go but just because she comes from one culture and we come from another she got treated diffrently that is a form of raisism thinking that they deserve more just because they are a minority. There are a lot of white people whom can’t afford to go to school and she is gettin.g paid to go and she had told me she has a huge house she got new laptop the new IPhone and wtv she can afford it. Also idk if it is just where i am from but she has this card that she can use at any store and they will take off the tax on anything she buysn. I live in Queebec so we have 2 raxes . And last but not least she does get cheaper products like cigartes and even some stores have discounted prices just because she is native. I do not get why people think this is fair. Also for those who are saying he doesnt pay for gas because he is famouse i do believe tht but tht isnt fair either he is rich so he can afford it.

    Sorry if there are spelling errors i am writing this on my phone and the letters r so small and i have big fingers lol. I am not trying to be a bitch i just wanted to state my oppinion

  • SellyismygirlCrush

    I know they get the taxes takin off at the grocery store

  • SellyismygirlCrush

    I know they get the taxes takin off at the grocery store

  • Anonymous

    He is seriously embrassing us Canadians. he just needs to stop talking about Canada.

  • EpicJennifer

    Ohhhh boy. Think before you open your mouth Mr. Bieber.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    When I have sex with Justin I’m going to ask him to wash his penis in bleach to get rid of all those Mexican germs Selena gave him.
    _

    keep dreaming sis. you will nevvver get that d lol.

    and cut the racist crap. not the time or place. grow up

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a fan but it’s not a big deal really

  • Anonymous

    Aug 4, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
    Anonymous said:

    I do not understand why he is getting so much hate. I am not a bieber fan i mean there is like 1 or 2 songs of his that i like. But he made a mistake he said something that he thought was true but isnt. The only reason people care is because it is Justin Bieber if someone whom wasnt famouse said that th would not hav e been judged for it. I went to school with a native girl i personally do not know much about the culture but they do get some stuff for free or get paid for it. SHe had told me they were paying her to go to school which i dnt like tht not because i dont think she should be getting paid to go but just because she comes from one culture and we come from another she got treated diffrently that is a form of raisism thinking that they deserve more just because they are a minority. There are a lot of white people whom can’t afford to go to school and she is gettin.g paid to go and she had told me she has a huge house she got new laptop the new IPhone and wtv she can afford it. Also idk if it is just where i am from but she has this card that she can use at any store and they will take off the tax on anything she buysn. I live in Queebec so we have 2 raxes . And last but not least she does get cheaper products like cigartes and even some stores have discounted prices just because she is native. I do not get why people think this is fair. Also for those who are saying he doesnt pay for gas because he is famouse i do believe tht but tht isnt fair either he is rich so he can afford it.

    Sorry if there are spelling errors i am writing this on my phone and the letters r so small and i have big fingers lol. I am not trying to be a bitch i just wanted to state my oppinion

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    welp , she and her family should get free stuff because white “european” people came all the way from their country to kill the native people and conquer their land.Them getting free stuff is the least white people should not complain about to make it up for them.Hell, they’re not governing their own land.Smh whites

  • Anonymous

    Aug 4, 2012 @ 10:24 am
    realistgangsta said:

    This annoys me. White people are bored of being white, so they claim to be part of a different race to make themselves sound more interesting. It FRIGGIN aggravates me because someone might say, ‘Oh, I’m part Cherokee Indian because about 400 years ago my Great great great great great great Grandmother married a Cherokee Indian guy.’ Even so, they do NOTHING to associate themselves with the culture. Justin claims that he’s part-native, yet what exactly does he to do that make him so? Does he even know what tribe his family comes from? What does he do to associate himself with being native… the answer is he does absolutely NOTHING and this makes me furious because why say that you are part native Indian when you try to act like a black guy? You’re white, accept it. It’s your race, why lie about it?
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    i have to agree with this

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    he just answered a question in that rolling stones interview it’s not like he’s going around flaunting it , I bet he doesn’t even care about his native american (or canadian rofl) roots , it’s something he didn’t chose :P

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    This annoys me. White people are bored of being white, so they claim to be part of a different race to make themselves sound more interesting. It FRIGGIN aggravates me because someone might say, ‘Oh, I’m part Cherokee Indian because about 400 years ago my Great great great great great great Grandmother married a Cherokee Indian guy.’ Even so, they do NOTHING to associate themselves with the culture. Justin claims that he’s part-native, yet what exactly does he to do that make him so? Does he even know what tribe his family comes from? What does he do to associate himself with being native… the answer is he does absolutely NOTHING and this makes me furious because why say that you are part native Indian when you try to act like a black guy? You’re white, accept it. It’s your race, why lie about it?
    _

    mkay i agree with parts of this. i have so many white friends who confide in me that they wish they were black, indian, latin, SOMETHING because they feel so plain. haha gotta love white privilege. if half these kids had to walk a single mile in the shoes of a REAL, ACTUAL minority in REAL, ACTUAL society, they’d be rejoicing in their lily-whiteness so damn fast…

    but they know i’d never be mad at them for saying it because i am patient enough to hear the sincerity past the “duh-ness” of the ~idea~ of wanting to be ~different~. it should be a source of happiness that the majority want to embrace the minorities. i think sometimes people go overboard with the “cultural appropriation” argument, and fail to see the genuineness in some people’s hearts.

    and girl bye. justin is not white, he just lightskinned. lol

  • Anonymous

    This annoys me. White people are bored of being white, so they claim to be part of a different race to make themselves sound more interesting. It FRIGGIN aggravates me because someone might say, ‘Oh, I’m part Cherokee Indian because about 400 years ago my Great great great great great great Grandmother married a Cherokee Indian guy.’ Even so, they do NOTHING to associate themselves with the culture. Justin claims that he’s part-native, yet what exactly does he to do that make him so? Does he even know what tribe his family comes from? What does he do to associate himself with being native… the answer is he does absolutely NOTHING and this makes me furious because why say that you are part native Indian when you try to act like a black guy? You’re white, accept it. It’s your race, why lie about it?

    I agree.

  • Anonymous

    “Tonto” Bieber! Hiyo Silver!

  • realistgangsta

    and girl bye. justin is not white, he just lightskinned. lol
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    bitch he whiter then rice gtfo lightskinned my ass

  • Anonymous

    first of sll for the person mexican white germs? excuse me, that is so innapropriate. Also, the reason why this whole thing happened because the whites took it all from natives. They can never repay them all they took and killed. this is a native land FIRST. the whites came Last. Do your history. Just like california was Mexico to begin with. Whites have no history, no culture, they come along and try to steal from everybody else, Africans, Natives, etc. all the ppl who were here FIRST. Whites took cheap shots at them, bringing them diseases and their weapons and lies. If they went head to head with them w their little petty guns guarantee they couldnt hang.

  • Anonymous

    welp , she and her family should get free stuff because white “european” people came all the way from their country to kill the native people and conquer their land.Them getting free stuff is the least white people should not complain about to make it up for them.Hell, they’re not governing their own land.Smh whites
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    Someone who knows TRUTH. Exactly! How can they take what was already theirs? Uh, it was stolen from them. everyone else has been whitewashed. Sad.

  • kristin6410

    @earthchild wait i thought he said he does get free gas bc hes native so that isnt an ignorant statement if its true for him.. he just didnt know every native american didnt get free gas ….
    or am i missing something? Now im confused lol

  • Anonymous

    oh and that’s why yall white folk CAN’T DANCE. Too busy stealing and intruding everyone else. Stuck up persona so no wonder you are stift on the dance floor. With no traditions, culture, history, you had no time to gather with your ancestors and hear stories, and sing together, and dance as one.

  • dr Anonymous

    bitch he whiter then rice gtfo lightskinned my ass
    _

    lmao take it back. he is black to me. might as well be. for all intensive purposes lol

  • Jinxx.

    call me an idiot but I didn’t even know aborigines resided in Canada lol.
    being from Australia, I just sorta assumed all the aborigines were here o.O

    anyway, aborigines do get a lot of benefits. free gas, I don’t think so.. but they do get the easy way out of a lot of things which I think is unfair tbh.
    the stolen generation issue happened so long ago. :S

  • Anonymous

    As he was in the movie which I saw from here http://www.moviesonclick.com/

  • Anonymous

    Whats the big deal? So what, Justin made a mistake and thought aboriginal people get free gas! I live in Canada, and aboriginal people here do get alot of free stuff.. well, not free, but their cigarettes are half price, and the kids get paid to go to school! So maybe Justin thought they get free gas,sure, i think Justin should get educated on this kind of stuff, but im sure half the americans in the world dont know the history of aboriginals either!

  • Anonymous

    This kid is an asswhole.

  • Anonymous

    *asshole . wow he makes one mistake and its like the whole worlds going to end. ive seen some criticism about him and they act like he commited a murder. Okay just shut up and move on with your life?

  • Anonymous
  • TheStraightShooter

    Justin Bieber talking out of his ass? No way!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    ‘im aboriginal, but i never gt mad at the mistake he said when he thought we get free i gas, & we do not get free stuff at all i ont know why you guys are ssaying tha, & yes we do get paid to go to school but every culture is differnet.

  • Anonymous

    It is not big deal. Justin Bieber is just ignorant about a subject, as he has a lot of times before.

  • Anonymous

    This annoys me. White people are bored of being white, so they claim to be part of a different race to make themselves sound more interesting. It FRIGGIN aggravates me because someone might say, ‘Oh, I’m part Cherokee Indian because about 400 years ago my Great great great great great great Grandmother married a Cherokee Indian guy.’ Even so, they do NOTHING to associate themselves with the culture. Justin claims that he’s part-native, yet what exactly does he to do that make him so? Does he even know what tribe his family comes from? What does he do to associate himself with being native… the answer is he does absolutely NOTHING and this makes me furious because why say that you are part native Indian when you try to act like a black guy? You’re white, accept it. It’s your race, why lie about it?

  • Anonymous

    A lot of celebrities claim to be Native American.

  • Anonymous

    no “free gas” for you Justin! You can afford it!