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David Letterman

Rips Justin Bieber

for Ignorant Remark

6/22/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber is 18 years old ... and believes Michelangelo painted the "Sixteenth Chapel" ... and last night, David Letterman ripped him for it.

Bieber was showing off his new arm tattoo on the "Late Show" ... when Dave, acting like a cranky disapproving old man, reached over and grabbed the fresh ink, causing Justin to scream out in pain.

While Justin forced a smile, Dave continued to give the Canadian singer a hard time ... and then advised Bieber, "Don't go nuts [with the tattoos] ... because more and more you see like the mural ... like the Sistine Chapel, it's too much."

Bieber replied, "I'm not going for the Sixteenth Chapel."

Letterman laughed ... and quipped, "Canadian high school."

While there's really no excuse for not knowing about one of the most famous places on the face of the Earth, Justin was under attack from the moment he stepped foot on the stage.

So, we gotta ask ...

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hippie87    

HOW CAN ANYONE BE MEAN TO THE BIEBS???

762 days ago
257.

Hahah    

for someone who can travel all over the world when money is clearly not an issue he is REQUIRED to know and pronounce it correctly. i mean come on how many times has this kid traveled to Europe, or does he think it is the Old America??!!

762 days ago
258.

Chris     

Beiber was make a joke by calling it the Sixteenth Chapel. He knows the difference and you guys are stupid to suggest otherwise.

762 days ago
259.

Txtoothfairy    

Letterman is a jerk for grabbing at his tattoo... Who is the kid here? While Justin Biber may not be for everyone's musical taste, there is no denying he has some serious talent.

762 days ago
260.

Robbin    

Just to be clear Justin never went to High School, he was too busy raking in all the dough that people were throwing at him.

762 days ago
261.

texguy63    

Beiber currently looks like a Lesbien. He is "male", right? I wouldn't dis him for being stupid. Most kids these days don't care about anything but stardom.

762 days ago
262.

Candace    

First you don't touch fresh ink, it can damage the tattoo, ..I know..someone did it to me ...Second..Don't blame the Canadian High school system... we are ranked higher than some , don't want to mention names :), I think it has to do with the dudes personal lack of knowledge of the Church in question... Dave shouldn't have grabbed him like that, I probably would have clocked him one.. :) for ruining my ink.

762 days ago
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Susan62509    

Letterman has always had a sarcastic sense of humor. Beiber started it by calling Letterman a "grandpa" which Letterman isn't. Not only did Beiber not know of the Sistine Chapel he didn't listen to Letterman pronounce it first. If Beiber is going to dish it out, he better learn how to take it. He was invited to the Letterman show and a person never insults the host. That's called manners. Letterman just put the little twit in his place.

762 days ago
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Robert Lynn    

I cannot believe that you are focused on the "Sixteenth Chapel" instead of the fact that Letterman just manhandled a guest who was probably still in pain. Kudos for Bieber for not buying into Dave's "money-counting" routine, and stating that it made him feel uncomfortable. Dave should have researched his guest to find out how often Bieber goes out of his way for his fan; he is a good example for our youth (even though I personally can't stand his music). Dave is over the hill, and Bieber does not need to subject himself to such childish "grandpas."

762 days ago
265.

sandy    

I am absolutely appalled at the animosity expressed in these comments toward Bieber who is a TEENAGE boy. He is a kid, and a hardworking one at that! Otherwise, how would he have achieved the success he has at such a young age? I want to apologize on behalf of Bieber, who unlike everyone here wasn't born with universal knowledge about every topic like my fellow commenters here – oh wait, none of you were either.

Yes, he should definitely read and study more about history, art, literature etc. but not because he needs to show off to a talk show jerk or any of you, but because our world is interesting. Then again, what normal kid goes around asking, "Do you have a good book on renaissance art that I could borrow?"

If Letterman had any class, a grown-ass man like him with 60+ years of time on this Earth (and whose job is to be wise about current events) wouldn't rag on a kid. Shame on all of you for acting so superior too.

762 days ago
266.

Gurgle    

OK, I have had it with comments about which schools are better. Leonardo, the Sistine Chapel, it's just something you know. Particularly when someone like Justin goes throwing the word AMAAAAAAAZING around as if it described his music. The Sistine Chapel is a corner stone of what amazing really is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

762 days ago
267.

Deborah O'Donnell    

WOW ALL THESE JB HATERS ,YOU CAN CUT THE JEALOUSY WITH A KNIFE! THE CANADIAN SCHOOLS COMMENT WAS SO OUT OF LINE DAVE! SEE WHAT KIND OF WELCOME YOU GET IF YOU EVER COME THIS SIDE OF THE BORDER. EVEN THE PEOPLE PRAISING YOU FOR YOUR ACTIONS ARE IDIOTS, THEY FAIL TO SEE THAT YOUR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR IS A RESULT OF JEALOUSY OF A KID THAT HAD MADE SOMETHING OF HIMSELF. YOU IN FACT ARE A TALK SHOW HOST AND WILL BE NOTHING MORE EVER! BEING AN IGNORANT DOUCHE BAG IS NOT A TALENT IT'S JUST SOMETHING TO TURN ON THE TV TO HAVE NOISE IN THE HOUSE WHEN YOUR DOING SOMETHING THAT REALLY MATTERS. AS FOR THE JACKASS WHO SHARED THAT THE CANADIANS HE HAS MET ARE ARROGANT AND DUMB AND SO ON I CAN ONLY ASSUME THESE ARE THE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS THAT HAVE ARRESTED YOUR DUMB ASS AND SENT YOU BACK TO THE STATES FOR YOUR CRIMINAL ACTIONS THIS SIDE OF THE BORDER! I DEAL WITH YOUR DUMB ASSES DAILY AND WHEN WE ADVISE OUR PASSENGERS WE HAVE A STOP OVER FOR 40 MINUTES IN ARIZONA BEFORE WE GET TO THEIR DESTINATION WHICH IS NEVADA I HAVE HAD SEVERAL SAY OMG! WE WILL BE ON THIS PLANE ANOTHER 4 HOURS??? THIS IS ONLY 1 EXAMPLE OF HOW LITTLE YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT YOUR OWN COUNTRY. NEEDLESS TO SAY YOUR IGNORANCE ABOUT OTHER ISSUES LIKE RACISM AND SEXUAL PREFERENCE ASTOUND ME AND GUN CONTROL WTF?. DAVE TALKING DOWN ABOUT CANADIAN SCHOOLS IS SO LAUGHABLE SHOWS HIS LACK OF EDUCATION. TIME TO CANCEL DAVE . IF HE NEEDS TO BULLY A KID TO GET RATINGS OR MAKE HIM FEEL LIKE A MAN IT'S DEFINATELY TIME TO GO! ANYONE WHO THINKS WHAT HE DID WAS COOL IS JUST AS MUCH AN ASS AS HE IS, JB MAY NOT BE THE MOST INTELLIGENT BUT THEN AGAIN WE PUSH OUR KIDS TO GO TO SCHOOL SO THEY GET A GOOD EDUCATION SO THEY CAN EARN MONEY FOR THEIR FUTURE, JB HAS MORE MONEY THAN ALL OF YOU HATERS PUT TOGETHER WILL EARN IN YOUR LIFETIME AND ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO LEARN! CANADIAN SCHOOLS RULE IT'S OUR GOVERMENT THAT SUCKS!

762 days ago
268.

DiM    

Everyone knows that Letterman is the biggest pr*ck on late night.....nobody who goes on his show like him. Apparantly he does not speak with guests and has the music blasting during commercials so that he does not have to talk to them and will not make eye contact. I have no idea why he even bothers with a talk show. He clearly hates people.

762 days ago
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Sarah    

It's not even about the Canadian school system, this kid has been in the music industry for quite a few years and he is only 18. This just shows how uneducated child stars can be and what happens when parents don't educate them properly after taking them out of schools at a young age

761 days ago
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Ditzzeechick    

Beiber is a barely educated kid, you realize it every time he opens his mouth, he should sing, practice grabbing his crotch and stop trying to speak to the world as if he knows something, he's a kid more ugly tattoos...yea!

761 days ago
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