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Don't worry, Justin Bieber knows what Germans are

There was a big to-do on the Interwebs this week after 'tween heartthrob Justin Bieber made it look like he didn't know what "German" meant in an interview in New Zealand.But don't worry, were pretty sure Bieber's not that dumb.

During an interview on a New Zealand TV show, Bieber was asked if his last name meant "basketball" in German (watch it above). After a bit of confusion, Bieber confessed "I don't know what that means" and added, "We don't say that in America." Gossipy types had a field day with that one.

But on his Twitter account, @justinbieber, he responded with "because I thought this interviewer in NZ said 'Jewman' instead of 'German' people think I dont know what German is?" Hey, we of all people understand Kiwis are hard to understand, right, Head Kiwi in Charge and editor of tbt*? In fact, Justin's even been to Germany before, so that gives us hope. We will point out, though, that the interviewer even showed him the card, so maybe the problem is that Justin can't read.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:31am]


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