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Anne Frank Would Have Been A Fan Of Justin Bieber, Says Her Stepsister

18/04/2013 11:13 BST

Thousands were outraged when Justin Bieber paid a visit to Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam and left a rather bigheaded note in the guestbook...

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That's right. The pop star wrote this in the Anne Frank House vistors' book:

"Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."

But now Anne Frank's stepsister, Eva Schloss, who was a close childhood friend of the brave diarist, has told a newspaper: “She probably would have been a fan. Why not?

“He’s a young man and she was a young girl, and she liked film stars and music,” The Sun reports her as saying.

Auschwitz survivor Schloss knew Anne before their families were forced into hiding by Nazi persecution in Holland.

She now lives in Maida Vale, London and has written a book called 'After Auschwitz'.

The museum - which is built into the house where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis during the Second World War - has also spoken out in defence of Bieber, and said they were "a bit overwhelmed" by the backlash.

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"His comments were quite innocent," a museum spokeswoman told Reuters. "He was here for more than hour and interested in Anne Frank's life, and that for us is the most important thing."

Not one to hide away from controversy, Bieber hit back at people criticising him for his note with some half-naked Twitter snaps this week... as you do.

The 'Beauty and a Beat' singer posted two photos of himself sans shirt following a gym session, writing: "Uh oh @justinbieber is losing it taking shirtless pics in the mirror" -funny people."

Were you surprised that the 19-year-old multi-millionaire who's been named the third most powerful celebrity in the world somehow managed to make the Anne Frank story all about him?

Here are some funny Twitter reactions to the story...