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Justin Bieber's Dad Faces Backlash Over Anti-Pride Post After Telling LGBTQ Community to 'Thank a Straight Person' for Their 'Existence'

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Jun. 7 2023, Published 2:00 p.m. ET

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Justin Bieber's dad is facing backlash after he posted an offensive anti-LGBTQ message on Instagram, RadarOnline.com has learned. Jeremy Bieber used a graphic image to take a cheap shot at the LGBTQIA+ community — and relay his thoughts about Pride month.

Jeremy said he felt the community should "thank a straight person" for their "existence."

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Jeremy took to his Instagram stories to let his 2 million followers know where he stood on June being recognized as pride month. The story featured a black screen with a rainbow flag emoji, a symbolic representation of the community.

In white text over the flag's image read the line, "Don't forget to thank a straight person this month for your existence." He also included two peace sign emojis.

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The Instagram story followed a tweet from Jeremy the day before, which read, "We need to celebrate families. U know the reason we’re all here! The things this generation glorifies is unbelievable!"

Ironically, The Baby singer's own family glorified the non-traditional values.

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Given his son's celebrity status, outraged fans flocked to Jeremy's latest post to condemn his offensive message.

One fan reminded Jeremy where his platform came from and told the father: "dont forget do thank Justin Bieber this month for your paid bills."

"No one is going to thank a straight person for the existence of the lgbtq+ community. We’ve always existed, y’all just never knew. Stop spreading dumb s---. You’re a father of one of the biggest pop stars. Act like one," read another scathing reply.

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Commenters slammed Jeremy as a "deadbeat dad" and "absent father" while they accused him of being a hypocrite.

"You are not in a position to judge ANYONE…so…..HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!" wrote one Instagram user, who added a string of rainbow emojis to the comment. Others joined and simply left Pride flag emojis to get their message across.

RadarOnline.com has reached out to Justin's rep for comment.

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