Justin Bieber's latest headline is embarrassingly haunting the star.
On Wednesday, the 20-year-old singer "visited Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, a controversial structure honoring Japanese criminals who committed horrific acts against China and other parts of Asia during WWII. Biebs, seemingly unaware of the shrine's history, Instagrammed a photo of himself bowing before the shrine, writing, 'Thank you for your blessings,'" states EOnline.
Thanks to social media, Justin quickly discovered the disturbing history of this shrine and just why his Chinese fans would be upset with his praying there. He quickly deleted the photo, instead, posting a screenshot of a TIME article with the headline (which has been updated to show his apology), "Justin Bieber Drops by Controversial Shrine Honoring War Criminals in Tokyo." Biebs didn't just acknowledge his mistake though -- he showed great maturity and responsibility for his error and explained what happened.
Justin wrote, "While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."
A few hours after posting his apology, Justin still seemed upset by his mistake, posting another photo of himself, head bowed, staring sadly at the ground.
We all make mistakes, at least the Biebs is finally learning to own up to his.
Check out the photos below.
Photo Credit: Justin Bieber's Instagram Account
Photo Credit: E Online