“Ban Justin Bieber” began to trend on Twitter Wednesday afternoon after a Filipino politician reacted to a reportedly insulting comment that the singer wrote about Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, according to ABS CBN News.
Carol Jane Lopez, a parliamentarian from the Yacap party, wants it to be illegal for one of the world's most popular singers, the Canadian Justin Bieber, to enter the country.
The “Boyfriend” singer allegedly posted insulting pictures of the boxer on Instagram.
Lopez believes it is a "personal affront" since Bieber supports Pacquiao's rival, American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to ABS CBN News.
The singer allegedly mocked Pacquiao after he was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night.
The 18-year-old crooner posted a Photoshopped picture of the Disney character Simba leaning over an image of Pacquiao knocked out on the ground.
The Biebs posted another picture on his Instagram account that depicted Pacquiao right before hitting the floor. Next to that same image he Photoshopped the late Michael Jackson in his notorious leaning pose.
Bieber, who is a fan of Floyd Mayweather, tweeted why he believed Pacquiao wasn’t a worthy opponent for Mayweather when the two were matched up to fight in May.
"He has nothing to gain fighting Pacquiao, Floyd has never in his professional career lost a fight and Pacquiao lost his last two fights," Bieber tweeted following Pacquiao's loss, after years of fans anticipating a fight between the two boxers. "If Floyd wins it's not that big of a deal Cuz it would be his third loss in a row, and if he loses he's gonna ruin his legacy either way there's no big win for Mayweather.. Mayweather is boxing."
As a result Lopez is urging Filipino teens not to listen to the 18-year-old’s music and also wants the Biebs to be banned from the country.
“Beliebers” instantly hopped on the trending topic by turning it into a joke on Wendesday evening.
Many tweeted things like, “Why is Ban Justin Bieber trending? The only thing you should ban him from doing is wearing clothes.”
Bieber has not to respond to the "ban," and there is no indication that he has actually been banned from the country for insulting Pacquiao.
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....