“What is there to even say?” Such is the question that generations of visitors to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam have had upon leaving the now sacred monument to human endurance in the face of atrocity. Justin Bieber, luckily, was happy to comment—and comment he did, in the museum’s guest book.
The New York Post reports:
“Truly inspiring to be able to come here,” Bieber, 19, wrote in the guest book at the Anne Frank House, the hiding place-turned-museum in Amsterdam.
“Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber”—slang for his fans.
Bieber went on to write: “I mean, if not, then fuck her, right? The Nazis may have gotten a few things wrong, but man, sometimes I wish a true leader would rise above the pathetic political class and subjugate a nation to his will, meanwhile purging it of its impure bloodlines so that it may become a Valhalla that stands for a thousand years,” but this page was stolen by a smitten French teenager.
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A couple of days ago, Jezebel posted about fashion blogger Pelayo Diaz, who shared his personal meditation on looking fly while visiting Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The monument, spanning over four acres and featuring 2,711 concrete slabs, is a popular tourist spot, even for those rocking Balenciaga and a hot-pink Céline bag. More surprising: the growing number of gay guys who post pictures of themselves at the monument on Grindr.
Thankfully, there’s Totem and Taboo: Grindr Remembers (via Heeb), a blog that collects the images of young men in deep thought about the horrors of the human existence while keeping the always-frustrating search for sex at the front of their mind. The mission statement for the site is as follows:
In an age when ignorance is prevalent than ever, Grindr, the latest most addictive gay obsession, has wowed its members in relentlessly promoting the memory of the holocaust. While the gay community is being under scrutiny for promoting hedonism and alienation, this tribute seems all the more compelling.
Totem and Taboo, our new blog, asks nothing more but to harness the vibrant blogosphere to Grindr users’ innovative maneuvers to keep the memory alive, fresh and attractive. Now, you gals don’t just stand and watch! Be the change you want to see in the world. We kindly urge you to join our team: Help us collecting pics of the spreading new trend. (NSA)
While I generally don’t advocate the publishing of Grindr photos (can’t these dudes look for fun in peace and without shame?), it’s somewhat nice to see so many people considering making tribute to the millions of lost Jewish souls. (Perhaps unsurprisingly, gay guys have been doing this for years!) Bless their hearts. Especially sexmusclebtm.
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