November 15, 2013 8:33

Justin Bieber apologises for disrespecting Argentinian flag onstage

Singer had sparked outrage in South American country for kicking flag offstage

Justin Bieber apologises for disrespecting Argentinian flag onstage

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Justin Bieber has apologised for disrespecting the Argentinian flag onstage during a show in Buenos Aires.

As Rolling Stone reports, the singer had been performing in the South American country onstage earlier this week (November 10) when fans threw two of their national flags onto the stage, which landed by Bieber's feet. He kicked away at the flags and then used his microphone stand to try and sweep them away – you can watch footage of the incident by clicking at the bottom of the page.

Disgracing the Argentinian flag, as Sky News notes, can be punished with a prison sentence of up to four years but Bieber has now taken to Twitter to apologise for his actions. In a series of Tweets which you can read below, he said he had been "shocked" by the reaction to the incident and said he would "never do anything to disrespect Argentina", adding: "I would never do anything to disrespect my fans. I dont like having to defend myself but this time it was needed as I mean no disrespect."
















Bieber's South American tour has hit the headlines for numerous reasons over the past several weeks. Last week, he walked off stage in Brazil after someone threw a plastic bottle at him.

Meanwhile, Police unsuccessfully tried to question the singer over an unverified photograph purportedly showing him spraying graffiti on the former Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, a crime a that carries a year's prison sentence.

He had also reportedly previously upset authorities in Bogota, Columbia when he graffitied a wall along one of the capital city's main avenues while being escorted by officers in a police car.

It was also claimed that Bieber had been spotted by photographers leaving a Brazilian brothel with his head covered by a bed sheet to protect his modesty.

The singer had reportedly been in the brothel for over three hours, before he headed back to his hotel with two girls. He and his security team were later kicked out of their hotel for breaking rules, according to local sources.

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