HOLLYWOOD, CA – Singer Justin Bieber apologized today after one of his tweets was mistakenly seen as supporting the idol anime Love Live. The tweet, which simply read “Love Live and laugh”, was retweeted tens of thousands of times, and the words “Love Live” became a trending topic in the U.S.
“I’m really sorry for getting my otaku Beliebers’ hopes up,” the singer wrote on his blog, “but I’m still not really sure which words in a sentence you need to capitalize, so it ended up looking like I tweeted the title of the show.”
The apology came in the wake of a fierce online flame war between Love Live Beliebers and fans of other idol shows such as IdolM@ster and Wake Up, Girls!, which resulted in Akiba being burned to the ground.
This is not the first time Bieber has accidentally set the anime world (and Akiba) on fire: A few months back during a visit to Sao Paolo, Brazil, the singer caused a severe online war after one of his tweets, which read “SAO RULES!!!”, was seen as supportive of the anime Sword Art Online.