Rolling Stone Admits Misquoting Bieber on Abortion

By: / February 17, 2011

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Minutes ago, Rolling Stone magazine conceded that the controversial answer that Justin Bieber gave when asked about abortion in the case of rape that left many Beliebers shocked was not his full response, an admission that echoed Bieber’s own camp that had reportedly insisted since the interview’s publication on Wednesday that he was misquoted.

Apparently, pressure finally forced the storied rock ‘n roll magazine to run a correction on their site (the originally omitted sentence is in bold):

Due to an editing error, this online news item originally included an incomplete quote from our Justin Bieber cover story. The full quote, which appears in full in our March 3 issue, reads: ‘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.’

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