Justin Bieber on being gay: ‘It shouldn’t affect anyone else’
Justin Bieber got brave when he tackled social issues in the latest issue release of Rolling Stone, on stands today. The young singer’s personal beliefs were poked and prodded for answers on questions most would avoid — like how he feels about “being gay.”
Any teen is bound to have their opinion on gay marriage, homosexuality and gender issues, but Beiber exposed his vulnerability to millions through his Rolling Stone interview and said he ultimately believes gay rights start and stop right where his rights do the exact same thing.
“It’s everyone’s own decision,” Beiber told the mag. “It doesn’t affect me and it shouldn’t affect anyone else.”
Other highlights from the story:
– The Canadian-born Bieber never plans on becoming an American citizen. “You guys are evil,” he jokes. “Canada’s the best country in the world.” He adds, “We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”
– He isn’t sure what political party he’d support if he was old enough to vote. “I’m not sure about the parties,” Bieber says. “But whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.” He does have a solid opinion on abortion. “I really don’t believe in abortion,” Bieber says. “It’s like killing a baby.” How about in cases of rape? “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”