Fighting Back

Justin Bieber

Tween pop sensation Justin Bieber will kickstart an anti-bullying campaign within the next week after getting caught up in a homophobic incident over the weekend in Canada. Bieber, who is 16 years old, was reportedly playing laser tag when a 12-year-old targeted him and allegedly called him a “faggot” repeatedly, according to TMZ, a source close to the investigation. Bieber then refused to shake his hand. The singer, who identifies as straight, is reportedly saying he had no idea how hurtful such slurs could be and wants to take a stand against them by participating in a public anti-bullying campaign within the next week.