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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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106.

Lady Juliette    

I'm sorry but at 18, Justin should know what the Sitine Chapel is and how to say it. I agree with Mr. Letterman's amazement that Justin didn't know how to say it. What are they teaching kids in school these days!!!

770 days ago
107.

jdelanoi    

This isn't a one time occurrence. He doesn't even know German is a language. Also, he also believes German is nonexistent in America. Ignorant little kid

770 days ago
108.

jeff    

Oh my god, that was good. Dave must have strong hands. There's a second you can see the pain in his face. Then he taunts him "You said, hey, hey hey". Dave punked him bad. tmz needs to keep using that clip. I'm a little shocked letterman did that.

770 days ago
109.

music lover    

He's shown time and time again that he doesn't know much, but grabbing his tat to try to prove a point wasn't cool, the skin is really sensitive for a few days, i'm impressed all he said was "eh"

770 days ago
110.

Rocko    

People all around the world ALWAYS want to be the first to call out Americans for being "stoopid" or saying "Only in America", but guess what? There are ignorant and uneducated people from ALL around the world. And someone needed to put his little ARSE in place.

770 days ago
111.

Kate    

Dave should shut it about Canadian high schools. Beiber didn't go to school. As you can tell.

770 days ago
112.

Babycakes    

THere is so much I just dont get about this kid. . .
1) How is it that he looks more and more like as lesbian as time goes by?
2) What is up with his hair?
3) Why does he wear makeup is he trying to be EMO?
4) What happened to his vocie did it get stuck int he middle of changing?
5) Does he not know that he is white?
3) Why is he "dating" Selena when he is so obviously GAY? And how much is she being paid too be his beard?

770 days ago
113.

nm    

That was friggin hysterical. Justin Bieber is a douche bag anyway

770 days ago
114.

craig    

He is really awkward looking...I am so happy I don't have to go threw puberty again,its gonna take along time until he grows into that kneck

770 days ago
115.

cstew    

I'm not a fan of Justin Beiber but Letterman's comment about Canadian highschools was laughable. I actually saw a car last July come over the border at Niagara Falls with a NY license plate, a bunch of teenagers and downhill skis. So US highschools are so much better, eh?

770 days ago
116.

craig    

Snoop Bieber B is stuck between gangster rap and hipsterism,like a LIL B in the face type fuq boy

770 days ago
117.

Luz    

He has abosolutely no sex appeal!

770 days ago
118.

Andi    

I dont know who the bigger idiot is beiber, letterman or the guy that wrote the article. Its the SISTINE Chapel not the Sixteenth chapel

770 days ago
119.

wow    

Hate adults being pricks to young people. Hell, most Americans know less about Canada than we do about the USA. How many can name the Prime Minister of Canada? Letterman's a lame duck!!!

770 days ago
120.

LAPartyMcSage    

Nothing to see here folks. This stupid dummyness is par for the course for generation millennial airhead.

770 days ago
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