Is Justin Bieber ready for another pet monkey!? The singer has expressed interest in adopting an adorable primate, but he’s being slammed by animal activists for it. After all, it didn’t go so well for him the first time…
Justin Bieber, 21, wants a brand new pet monkey — but not everyone thinks that’s such a good idea. The Biebs had a bit of trouble when he tried to care for a monkey back in 2013, and now, animal rights organizations are advising him NOT to try again. Get the scoop here!
The 21-year-old was gifted the primate, Marcel, as a pet in 2013, but had to leave him behind in Germany when he didn’t have the proper paperwork. “Once I had the monkey, I just wanted to bring it everywhere,” he told GQ in a Feb. interview. “I was like, I’m not going anywhere without the monkey. I went to Germany and they were like, ‘You don’t have the papers.’ I had brought all the papers that I thought I needed, but apparently I didn’t have the right ones so they took my monkey. Really, I can see why Michael [Jackson] would like monkeys. I don’t see anything wrong with having a monkey. I might get another one.” To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
But not everyone is on-board with that idea. “[It] will prove dangerous to both you and your monkey, as well as irresponsible when it comes to public following,” the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance said in a statement to the Biebs. “Please do not repeat this foolish endeavor.” The organization also warned that it is “simply not possible to fulfill the unique needs of your monkey within a private home.”
Okay, so Justin basically just mentioned getting another monkey in passing, so it’s not certain that he’ll actually do it. Plus, he has two adorable little dogs to take care of now and he’s heading out on tour next month, so he probably has his hands full for now!
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