Five Teenage Girls ‘convert’ to Islam for Justin Bieber Tickets

22.04.2013, 19:20 Foreign

A NORWEGIAN TV show has been slammed for tricking teenagers into agreeing to convert to Islam to win Justin Bieber tickets.

Five teenage girls agreed to convert on the promise they would receive tickets to see the pop star - totally unaware they were being duped for a spoof show.

The Anne-Kat Hærland comedy show saw the girls remove their makeup, wear hijabs and recite Islamic creed in Arabic.

Bishop Halvor Nordhaug, from the Norwegian Lutheran Church, told Norwegian paper Dagen he thought the stunt was "tragic".

He said: "This is an example of an idea where irony and lack of respect turns into something tragic.

"I believe the contest is a foolish statement and it shows a lack of respect for what faith means."

The girls were also told to repeat what translated to: "Justin Bieber is impure and probably gay."

The show's presenter said: "We wanted to find out how far Norwegian 'Beliebers' are willing to go for tickets to one of Bieber's concerts."

Justin Bieber recently cancelled a concert in Oman after Muslim leaders in the country criticised the singer and deemed his moves "too sexy".

Bieber was in Norway earlier this month as part of his world tour.

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