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Justin Bieber -- I Want to Step Up Against Hate

10/18/2010 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber will take a stand against bullying and homophobia after he was on the receiving end of some hateful words this weekend ... TMZ has learned.

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As TMZ first reported, Bieber was confronted by a 12-year-old boy at a laser arcade -- and things got heated after the boy called Bieber "a faggot." We're told the boy repeated the comment and then put his hand out toward Bieber and Bieber pushed it away as he left. We're told Bieber's rep has told police this story and it is backed up by witnesses.

Bieber is telling friends he had no idea how hurtful these comments could be -- but even though he's a straight teenager, he now wants to take a stand against bullying and homophobia.

We're told Bieber will be going public -- probably within the next week -- to lend his support to the anti-bullying campaign.

And this is interesting ... our sources say Bieber's own people wanted to keep the specifics of the confrontation under wraps, but Justin felt it was important for people to know what happened.

As TMZ has already reported ... although police are investigating the incident, they've already concluded Bieber was not the instigator.

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Dan    

Everybody who gets called a name should call the police. See if you get the same service this little twit did.

1468 days ago
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JLS    

Is TMZ the Justin Bieber media outlet? Sheesh! You are just taking his word for what happened. I would bet there is another side to it even with the police not charging him. This skinny little kid has a real mouth on him. And that mouth has no limits. One last thing-->he has no talent as a singer. I have no clue how this kid got to where he is. What a stunning accomplishment. Goes to show how low teenager's standards really are.

1468 days ago
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Jocelyn    

I like how everyone who comments on TMZ thinks that if you don't like someone, that means you're supposed to hate on everything they do, whether or not it's actually a good move.

1468 days ago
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JLS    

@poster 5-Jocelyn:
Huh? Most of the time a person doesn't like somebody it's because of the things they DO. Get it?

1468 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

He got bullied because someone is jealous of his accomplishments. He decides to speak out on it to help other people that go through it everyday and Negative Nancy' are already **** talking. Nothing ceases to amaze me. You are doing the right thing kid

1468 days ago
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KenB    

Must be a huge 12 year old. TMZ is suppose to be news, not Bieber propaganda.

1468 days ago
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Sefa    

It's funny it's usually the bully ***hole that is the first person to try and sue someone when they fight back. The 12 year old brat and his father are s***.

Reminds me of a gang of thugs that tried to mug someone who beat them up, and they tried to sue him for it.

What comes around goes around.

1468 days ago
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brianmd    

So, I hate this boy, but I can't complain if he comes to my side. It's a publicity stunt staged at just the right time... half of his fans are 12-year old girls and the other half are gay, so way to go Justin... contrived or not.

1468 days ago
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NoBreederRat    

Like this is something new for Bieber who has been consistently ridiculed for looking like a girl (specifically Ellen Page) from day one. Oh wait my career is slowing down a bit so let's create a bit of controversy (publicists idea) and blow everything out of proportion.

Everyone always exaggerates when telling their side of the story so I'm guessing he was called a ***got alright but that was the end of it and no homophobia was involved. The b word and the n word are also used casually by kids today. It doesn't mean they're looking to mix it up.

Grow up and get a haircut and some talent, Justin.

1468 days ago
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Kirk    

How does a 16 year old get bullied by a 12 year old? LOL. When i was 16 i was already driving, had a car, had a part time job, had a girlfriend that i was banging, smoked a pack of cigarettes and a couple blunts a day, and my curfew was midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends (but i usually just slept at friends houses if i needed to stay out later). If a 12 year old kid had approached me back then and tried to "bully" me, or so much as say one word that i felt was disrespectful i would slap the kid around a little bit to teach him a lesson and i would walk away. How could anyone really think a 12 year old was bullying someone? And worse, why would any 16 year old admit to being bullied by a 12 year old? None of this makes any sense. Its either another lame attempt as publicity stunt or Justin Beiber really is a homosexual and isnt fully aware of it yet. Either way i predict he will be very stung out on drugs in the next 5 to 10 years and end up like 90% of all child stars, in and out of rehab and jail, all money down the drain, and will spend the rest of his life trying to recapture the "good old days" only to end up with mediocre record sales (if he can still make records in 10 years) and lame reality show apperances (celebrity rehab, the surreal life ect.) He better enjoy what hes got now, cause the future aint looking so bright for the Bieber. LOL!!

1468 days ago
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Dino the Dinosaur    

I was going to post something, but ya'll said it for me...ha.

1468 days ago
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Christina    

It doesn't matter if you like his music or looks, or even him. You are missing the point. Slurs yelled at people are wrong no matter what. He isn't the spokesman for anything, he is a kid who is making a living doing what HE does best. Am I a Bieber fan? Not really, but I don't feel the need to talk **** on a kid, or anyone else because of a deep seated insecurity. If you don't like him, turn the radio station, or flip the magazine page. Another word of advice, grow up! Being a bully is what yall are perpetuating. It's disgusting. And quite honestly, I don't care what yall write back, cuz I know I am right and you are wrong.

1468 days ago
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Sad sad    

Adults picking on a 16 year old? Classic. Btw if you go read the remarks on his youtube videos he get's called the fxx word a lot. That's pretty messed up. I'm sure most you parents here would love the world calling your kids fxxs. Check in the mirror folks.

1468 days ago
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Y do he got    

MUM is the word^^^.WTF does thats slang word mean anyway...first off just is not a american so he really isn`t allowed to defend himself OR be deported so maybe in this case he seems to take the name calling a little overboard?but he is a artist and does`nt have to take up a physical battle and can`t being from canada.Any all american kid would just grin and bear it but he is a guest in this country and should be treated with more respect as not a hoodrat brother but as a singer artist..no inhouse fighting but still a outsider it could make for a war on southpark they hate canada.He can`t fight in american and that makes it america`s problem shut the big mouth brat down that called him that let him be or no artistes will want to be american`s or hate mongers that defend hate while hating each other even,,american can be a real mean place to live and in the 60s it was switchblades guns and safe house burn downs with CBS satellite running it all^^^ just like today`s soundscanners satellites and 400,000 sateliite junkyard earth.WORDS I don`t e hear words since they cut mu ear off and my lips and fingers and toes american is still full of it^^^hate and beat downs.Army company comanders even hate thier own troops who are willing to die defending this rathole of hate hopeing it will get better it does`nt the wounds just get older untill they killed you in 1963

1468 days ago
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Hassenpfeffer    

HE was Bullied by a 12 year old. That doesn't make him gay it makes him a PUZZY. Oh no not a PUZZY but a tool of his marketers. Really if Bieber was at any event wouldn't the kids involved be screened? Of course they would. No one at any Bieber event is there uninvited. His handlers would not allow this. This is a marketing sham.

If TMZ had any balls they would expose this story for what it was. Bieber trying to latch on to GaGa's gay fan base.

Come on Harvey GROW a pair.

1468 days ago
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