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If you ask a celebrity to share their view on abortion it’s bound to create some controversy. Poor 16-year-old Justin Bieber is now facing some backlash from his new interview with Rolling Stone for his stance on abortion, but his interviewer is defending his comments.

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According to PopEater, Justin’s handlers weren’t around for his entire interview with Rolling Stone‘s contributing editor, Vanessa Grigoriadis.

So when he’d most likely be told not to answer a question, Justin went for them while he was driving the interviewer around Atlanta in his Range Rover.

“I really don’t believe in abortion,” Justin said when he was asked about his opinion on abortion. “It’s like killing a baby?”

He was then asked what he thought about abortion in cases of rape and said, “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.”

And it was his “everything happens for a reason” comment that has some critics attacking the Biebs.

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“I think he meant that God has a plan,” Grigoriadis, his interviewer, told PopEater. “Even for the most die-hard Christian, it’s hard to justify rape as part of God’s plan, and harder to justify rape that leads to pregnancy and abortion. I think he was wrestling with that in his answer, which I found to be solid and logical. I think it is being widely misunderstood. He did not say that rape was part of God’s plan.”

After all, Justin is only 16. Grigoriadis explained that Justin’s manager told her it depends on the day for how mature the star will act.

Grigoriadis said, “Scooter Braun was right when he said to me that Justin sometimes seems like a 16-year-old going on 14 and other times like a 16-year-old going on 32.”

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But was it fair for Rolling Stone to ask Justin political questions?

“I think that anyone who has as much sway in popular culture as Justin should be asked all questions,” Grigoriadis explained. “I agree that he does not bring up these issues in his work at the moment, but it’s possible that he will in the future, as he decides that he wants the public to know more about him.”

Do you agree?

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