Justin Bieber's Dad Doubles Down On Homophobia

Jeremy Bieber is not having a very good Pride Month.

BYBen Mock
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In now-deleted tweets, Jeremy Bieber, father of Justin Bieber, decided to vent his frustrations about Pride Month. Bieber shared a meme of a rainbow with the caption, “Don’t forget to thank a straight person this month for your existence.” He also tweeted that people "need to celebrate families" and that “U know the reason we’re all here! The things this generation glorifies is unbelievable!." Unsurprisingly, Bieber's homophobic ravings went down like a lead balloon.

Jeremy has since pinned a 2018 tweet that reads "Family isn’t an important thing, it’s everything!." Meanwhile, most of Twitter has been joking that he's an irrelevant "nepo parent". However, seemingly having not learned his lesson, Jeremy decided to try and clarify his comments by being a whole lot more homophobic.

Jeremy Bieber Digs Him Into A Homophobic Hole

In another now-deleted tweet, Bieber lamented that “I didn’t expect to be thrown into this political arena, but I’m being forced in. Insensitive perhaps but a bigot I am not! #buckleup #truths,” which is a weird thing to say about the voluntary tweets he made. “Love whomever you want that’s your business not ‘mine’ my problem is the hostile takeover of our cities and schools by LGBTQ this is the concern of many,” he continued. To clarify, there is zero evidence for a "hostile takeover" of "cities and schools" by "LGBTQ". In fact, quite the opposite is true. The ACLU reports that there are 491 anti-LGBTQ bills that have been filed across 46 states in 2023 alone. When people talk about an LGBTQ invasion, they are usually referring to a willingness to acknowledge that LGBTQ exists.

Now, we shouldn't bash Jeremy too hard. However, it takes some mental gymnastics of gold medal-caliber to fuck up apologizing this badly. Furthermore, Jeremy's bravery should be applauded. This man is out here promoting the importance of family when he has four children by three women. Furthermore, he has been accused of being a deadbeat dad on multiple occasions. Additionally, he's not the only Canadian having a bad Pride Month. The Toronto Blue Jays DFA'd pitcher Anthony Bass just one day after announcing that Bass, who had made similar homophobic comments earlier in the year, would catch the first pitch at the team's Pride game.

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