JUSTIN Bieber fans are today debating if they would still like the Canadian superstar if they were hiding from Nazis in an attic.
After Bieber speculated that teenage diarist and Auschwitz victim Anne Frank would have been a fan, young girls have questioned whether, faced with the daily threat of death, they would prefer Bieber, One Direction or being as quiet as possible, all the time.
Fourteen year-old Nikki Hollis, from Stevenage, said: “Did they have headphones under the Nazis? If so then yes, I would have listened to Justin, but I would not have sung along because Auschwitz sounds really bad.
“Also, I don’t think Anne Frank and her friends had internet so we would have had to write very short letters to each other about Justin.
“And I’m guessing that the post office back then took ages, so by the time we had exchanged five or six letters I’d be really into Bruno Mars, or escaping to England.”
Hollis’s best friend, Sara Thompson, added: “If I was being hunted by the Gestapo I would probably need something to cheer me up. Justin is not just a great singer, he’s also really funny and warm.
“I just wish he had been able to meet Hitler.”
Historian Julian Cook said: “Anne Frank’s diaries reveal an insightful, imaginative and intelligent young girl who was also very normal and so I think she would have started off as a Belieber before becoming one of Lady Gaga’s ‘little monsters’.”
Fifteen year-old Emma Bradford, from Peterborough, added: “Who the fuck is Anne Frank and why is she having a go at Justin?”