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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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61.

cgasucks    

Beiber makes gay ass music, wrote a book about his life (despite being only 16) and gets bullied by a 12 year old??? Truly a ***got...

1363 days ago
62.

laurieb    

I am no fan of Justin Bieber, but his words of anti-bullying will get heard loud and clear.. lets remember that fans follow, and react when their star fights a cause.. love him or hate him.. the message will be heard.

1363 days ago
63.

DrKnife    

Wow, what a *****. You are 16 freaking years old. If a little kid calls you a name, you ignore them. You are claiming to be the victim of 'bullying?' God, what a bunch of sorry ass kids this next generation is.

1363 days ago
64.

Jon    

Here's a NEWSFLASH...Most violence,bullying,murder etc against gays comes from other gays.
Gay activists in the media are just cherry picking these incidents to further their agenda.
Case in point...Look how the story of the Saudi prince who beat and murdered his "manservant" got zero press.
Gays are abusing each other all the time.
Homosexuality is sexual abuse.

1363 days ago
65.

Janeny    

3. I have a feeling that police is only investigating the celeb calls. You can't expect protection if you are a regular citizen, not a celeb or involved with a celeb, and even if they do respond they go territorial and turn everything against you if you do not belong to that territory.

1363 days ago
66.

sedat    

justin you are gay you mum have a **** hahahahha

1363 days ago
67.

ChillzReborn    

For everyone claiming jealousy.... think about this... when you were 16 years old, how many 12 year olds were bullying you? This is a PR stunt because f ag got Biebs crossed the line and is about to have a 12 year olds family getting a fortune because like it or not, Justin Bieber was and is the bully. I am sure the 12 year old called him a f ag got and rightfully so... the kid is 12. Think about it... this is equal to a Grade 10-11 student being offended by what a grade schooler says. I am sure Justin Bieber came out of there laughing while a poor 12 year old kid was left after being intimited by an older kid with bodyguards. Yet Justin Bieber had the balls (if they even dropped yet) to claim he was the poor person being called bad names. This whole thing makes me sick. I hope the 12 year olds Dad is a lawyer. Not so he can do something, but so he has enough money in his account to go after this little F AG GOT!

1363 days ago
68.

domskilovesJB    

i think that boy had go to police not Justin

1363 days ago
69.

anon    

I believe Justin- this 12 yr. old kid and his father are classic sociopaths- they bully, cause unprovoked drama and then lie & blame the victim. Like OctoSana. Glad Justin is shining the light on this ugly, consciousless behavior. TMZ reports it and is making the behaviors & traits more transparent to the general public. Go Justin!

1363 days ago
70.

Victoria    

What a waste of space... This kid has no talent and his 15seconds is almost over!

1363 days ago
71.

Kevin Collings    

I understand that saying these words are wrong, but my point is why would bother so much if not True Justin?

1363 days ago
72.

jdranetz    

Bieber is small for his age. Some 12 year olds are pretty big. In WWII, a 12 year old joined the Navy. Besides, this kids father, knowing his son was big for his age, had him target Bieber to setup him up for a law suit.

Sort of like the sting where cops send a teen who looks 30 into a liquor store to bust them.

1363 days ago
73.

justthefacts    

Do you find the drawing of the man on the
Welcome to shopping centre in Australia UGG snow boots:
ads posted every day countless times… to look extremely depressed???

1363 days ago
74.

rylen    

this kid needs to just be a kid. all these celebrats does anyone tell them that they are going to be chased around like game

1363 days ago
75.

Alex    

You know you are a *** when you call the cops when a 12 year old calls you one.

1363 days ago
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