There were a lot of stupid stories in 2010, but this has got to be the “most stupidest” (or at least “more stupider” than 99% of the rest!
Mosque foes recently started a boycott of Bieber after he made comments in support of the mosque project in an interview with Tiger Beat, a teen fan magazine, Sullivan told WYNC earlier this month. Now, his 8-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son have been banned from attending Bieber performances.
Horrible, huh? Imagine the nerve of Justin Bieber, this teenybopper Canadian pop sensation, coming out in support of an Islamic community center several blocks from the World Trade Center site, aka “ground zero?” Now, the defenders of what they call “sacred ground” – unless, of course, we’re talking about sex shops and strip clubs, bars, liquor stores and salons, those are ok apparently – are fighting against this Canadian scourge (and no, I’m not talking about his musical abilities or his hair style), Justin Bieber. Blame Canada and their damn Mounties and Maple Leafs and Molsons…and stuff!
Oh wait, just one problem.
I was able to reach the proprietor of the site, who confirmed that the Bieber item is in fact a hoax. “[T]he fact that some people take it seriously is hilariously depressing,” he said in an e-mail.
It’s a hoax, though, that has spread around the Web, and succeeded in taking in several anti-mosque activists…
Now, we knew these folks weren’t the…uh, sharpest Koran scholars in the mosque – “Modern Know-Nothingism”, as Elaine in Roanoke so eloquently put it – but this really has to be in contention for the “most stupidest story of 2010.” And just remember, as my young nephews used to say, “girls to college to get more knowledge; boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider!” Especially the anti-“mosque” boys (and girls, although they seem to be mostly boys, including this bozo/bigot here in Virginia).
P.S. Other contenders for “most stupidest story of 2010” include: pretty much anything Sarah Palin said; “I’m not a witch;” Joe Barton’s apology to BP; Jan Brewer’s headless bodies in the Arizona desert; Sen. Inhofe’s global warming denial, and many more. Please use the comments section to add your favorites! Thanks.