Justin Bieber faces ban from Philippines for Pacquiao jibe

Eurosport | The Pugilist, Yahoo!7 December 20, 2012, 9:29 am

Justin Bieber appears to have finally found a way to win over the 18-30 male demographic.

Unfortunately for the 18-year-old pop singer, it may come at the cost a ban from entering the Philippines.

Following Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao’s emphatic KO at the fists of perennial rival Juan Manuel Marquez earlier this month, the Canadian teen took to his Instagram account and posted photoshopped images of the unconscious fighter.

In one, the late Michael Jackson is inserted in the ring, clad in his outfit from hit song ‘Smooth Criminal’ paraphrasing the hit song’s line “Manny are you ok, are you ok Manny?”

In the other, the Simba character from the Disney movie The Lion King is placed on Pacquiao as he lays out cold on his stomach with the caption “Dad, wake up” – a mock-up of the scene where, * SPOILER ALERT,* Simba’s father King Mufasa is killed:

Pacquiao released a statement saying he would pray for Beiber, but fellow Filipino politicians have not been quite so passive.

“Mr. Bieber should have known that the Hon. Pacquiao has reached his stature as such as a result of sheer hard work, determination and firm belief in God, and despite such stature best exemplifies humility and grace even in defeat,” said a collection of seven congressmen for the Philippines.

The members have filed a resolution demanding an apology from Bieber for what they deem “distasteful comments … lest he be declared persona non grata”.

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  1. Humongous03:58pm Sunday 23rd December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I dont get it......are filipinos real?????? Are hobbits and the na'vi mad now too?? Lets stick to real news about a real race of people. Why even involve the Biebs in a fiction/fantasy story. Filipinos...lol....like a race of tiny people who are half monkey is even interesting. LAME

  2. alpha a11:17am Friday 21st December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I had no idea that girls watched boxing? However, I agree, the Filipino congressmen should look to fixing up the corruption before worrying about what some teenage girl says on twitter!

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  3. Gobbledygook06:22am Friday 21st December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    a fast smack in the face would do this kid a world of good

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  4. karl02:38am Friday 21st December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    99.9% of people would never have heard of this Boxer,, So shutup Bitching,Filipino's and Thank Justin Bieber,,for giving youre Boxer & Country some, World New Headlines,,,,,,

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  5. Andrew01:55am Friday 21st December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Bold boyish baby beiber #$%$pretty boy still has mothers milk white hairs on his chin.

  6. ack ooi01:32am Friday 21st December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    2012 2012 thur manny v juan from memory seems go back many times. i was trying to c the video or news n couldn't find them. now i c the pic, holy mother, so manny ko badly by juan. they r talking about rematch, will be good to c, but we r all too old already. u know, no more spring ducks. anyway, manny lied there quite ko man ! 2012 2012 luna day is 8day11moon year of dragon ren chen, according to don shen, today min day jade hall, i say good day to lai min chong loke, n to all me mates ! manny has to watch juan, n yes a rematch to c 2 or even is fair ! ao scribble on 2012 2012 good day !

  7. Eduardo11:48pm Thursday 20th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Filing a resolution over this issue is a friggin' waste of time and taxpayers' money and if the brat would give a rat's #$%$ Why can't these lawmakers focus on more important issues facing the country and pass bills that would help improve lives of the poor? Pacman was quick to dismiss this thing, and yet his colleagues are raising hell over a trivial matter. No wonder nothing ever gets done.

  8. hello8there11:28pm Thursday 20th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Go pinoy !

  9. David11:08pm Thursday 20th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    pacman give it up your finished beieber would dance you all over the ring plant a big kiss on your left hook reach over with a stunning kidney punch take u out beiber is the real talent

  10. Wally09:48pm Thursday 20th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Blubber should get in the ring with Manny. Bet the big girl wouldn't last ten seconds...oh wait yes he would. It takes the ref to count to ten before Manny Pacquiao is declared the winner and bleeber is shut up for good.