Justin Bieber's comments in a guest book at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are being debated around the world, with varying degrees of sympathy.
Allison Kaplan Sommer, a columnist for the Tel Aviv-based daily Haaretz, wrote:
Scott Simon, a host on US-based National Public Radio, said on Twitter:
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League which exists "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people", said:
The Holocaust Educational Trust said they "were lost for words" after Justin Bieber said that he hoped Anne Frank "would have been a Belieber."
The Anne Frank House said Justin Bieber's visit to their museum was "very positive" amid controversy over him writing that he hoped she "would have been a Belieber".