(Yahoo!) - And you thought you were done hearing about Justin Bieber's South American tour misadventures.
The 19-year-old is apologizing to Argentinians for inadvertently disrespecting the country's flag. While performing in Buenos Aires on Saturday, fans threw two flags on stage in hopes he would hold them up in appreciation of his Beliebers there. Instead, the Canadian crooner, who says he thought the flags were undergarments, used his shoe and then his microphone stand to remove them from the stage. The incident, caught on video, sparked the latest Bieber backlash.
heard about what is going on with me down in Argentina and im shocked. I love Argentina and have had some of the best shows of my tour there— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
people throw stuff on my stage all show and i get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt. that video i saw a bra and thought...— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
...it was a shirt. Im being told by my team it was a shirt but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina...— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
...or the people of Argentina or the fans. Im so sorry for anyone who took my actions the wrong way and I hope you can forgive this mistake— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
so once again to the people of Argentina. Im sorry if that was taken the wrong way and im sorry for my mistake. I hope u can accept this..— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
..and I loved my time there performing for you and look forward to coming back. I gave my all and I know the fans did there too. te amo— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
I would never do anything to disrespect my fans. I dont like having to defend myself but this time it was needed as I mean no disrespect— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
so it is all love all around the world. thanks— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 14, 2013
Flag-gate wasn't the only drama that took place during the show. Bieber also fell ill during his performance and cut out early, drawing boos from concertgoers who paid up to $320 to see him croon "Baby" at River Plate stadium. He later said he had food poisoning, posting a selfie on Instagram showing himself receiving intravenous fluids. (He was seen partying at a Buenos Aires nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.) He also had to leave the hotel he was staying in there because his female fans caused such a frenzy.
The Argentina debacle was just part of his wild stay in South America. In addition to being charged with defacing public property for tagging a hotel with graffiti, he walked off the stage in Brazil after being pelted with a plastic bottle, reportedly visited a high-end brothel with a friend, and supposedly hooked up with a bodybuilder/part-time actress, who posted video of him in bed and gave an interview saying he is "well-endowed."
The star will be in Mexico for two performances this weekend, then he'll travel to Australia later this month for another series of shows. We can only expect that trouble will follow him both places.
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