Teen pop star Justin Bieber was on the receiving end of some anti-gay bullying over the weekend. While playing laser tag in a Canadian arcade, Bieber was repeatedly "shot" by a twelve year old kid who kept calling the singer a "faggot."
Bieber is telling friends he had no idea how hurtful these comments could be -- but even though he's a straight teenager, he now wants to take a stand against bullying and homophobia.
We're told Bieber will be going public -- probably within the next week -- to lend his support to the anti-bullying campaign.
And this is interesting ... our sources say Bieber's own people wanted to keep the specifics of the confrontation under wraps, but Justin felt it was important for people to know what happened.
The kid's father has tried to claim that Bieber struck his foul-mouthed little brat, but the police are denying the star hit anyone and just brushed past the bully on his way out of the facility. The boy's father reportedly kept telling onlookers that he's "a lawyer" and now says he'll sue the pint-sized singer.