Not prepared for 24. At all.
Almost had to stop at 5….
…I want to go to there…
I wasn’t expecting this to be half as good as it was.
Google Trends confirms that searches on “who is Anne Frank” have hit their highest frequency since they began recording this data in 2004 - and by a huge margin. Numbers don’t lie: Like it or not, Justin Bieber’s self-involved, but otherwise inoffensive comment has helped keep the story and memory of Anne Frank alive in a very big way. To the kind person who called me an “idiot” because I “defended” Justin Bieber’s comments when I said I was having trouble finding much wrong with them, I consider the Anne Frank Museum and the Anti-Defamation League, who said very much the same thing, to be desirable company with whom to share an opinion.
“Chef Boyardee anything” FTW
I couldn’t make it through this post in one go.
Google Trends already shows that there are more searches on “who is anne frank” since the tool has been available (2004) and “what is holocaust” is up 80%.
I’m not a fan of JB but even the museum said they were “a bit overwhelmed” by the backlash. According to the the Telegraph (UK), the “Belieber” comment was in response to a comment one of the guides made to him that Anne Frank enjoyed the pop culture of her time. A museum spokesperson said, “He’s a 19 year-old boy taking the time to come out and see the museum, and we’d like to point that out, and I think it’s quite innocent what he put down.” Even if the comment was 100% calculated self-promotion, more (especially young) people than ever before know a little bit more than they did before about Anne Frank. Like it or not, her story lives a little more strongly today because of Justin Bieber. I’m having a hard time finding too much wrong about it.