Justin Bieber calls Sistine Chapel ‘Sixteenth Chapel’

Add this to the impoverished American pop culture evidence file. Or maybe it’s just a transparent attempt to boost the CV blog traffic on a Friday afternoon.

While hosting the teenage pop singer Thursday, David Letterman asked about his new tattoo that reads “Believe.”  Bieber downplayed its significance before Letterman jokingly asked him to avoid going too far with a big tattoo mural on his body like the Sistine Chapel.

To which Bieber replied: “I am not going for the Sixteenth Chapel.”

I’m not exactly sure what he is going for either.  But back to school might be a good place to start.

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15 thoughts on “Justin Bieber calls Sistine Chapel ‘Sixteenth Chapel’

  1. Mara says:

    Brian, really? Justin is obviously a very talented and sweet young adult. Is this kind of post really necessary?

  2. Margaret says:

    He is a child. It is never OK to pick on a child.

    Let’s pray for him. He seems like a sweet boy, inclined to do good. How can we not forgive his ignorance?

  3. Hieronymus says:

    Just a slip of the tongue, just like your original misspelling of Bieber’s last name in the title of your post. Nothing to get your knickers in a twist about.

  4. Del says:

    Give the kid a break. Few of us would survive an interview on national television without some sort of little gaffe.

    Remember when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a State visit to Mexico and enjoyed a photo-op trip to the basilica at Guadalupe? She was shown the Tilma, and in the presence of Mexican and Church officials asked, “Who painted it?”

    Now that’s a gaffe!

    Her closing remarks were, “You have a very nice Virgin.”

  5. Someone says:

    Most American teenagers don’t know about the Sistine chapel either. They only know if they’re good catholics,studying art history, or are nerds.

  6. Pam says:

    You disappoint me. This kid has come out (against the more popular way of his own peers) pro-life. He has a new tattoo that says Believe (not skulls or koi fish or his mom’s chest measurements) and he is nothing but nice. AND he’s a kid!!!!!!! And he’s learning.
    And this is what you’ve got to point out – that an 18 year old didn’t know the correct name of the Sistine Chapel? Really?
    This 18 year old who was already beaten up by a veteran TV dinosaur who is spiky and full of sarcasm infront of millions, and now someone with (most of the time) depth is beating up on this boy too.
    And in a time of great crisis when we need to lifting up the ones who show promise……

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