It was the Anne Frank House guestbook entry read 'round the world.
Criticism for Justin Bieber's now-infamous inscription came swift and hard.
"That little idiot is way too full of himself," wrote a top commenter on the Anne Frank House Facebook page. "I suppose his next stop is Berlin where he will re-enact JFK's famous 'Ich bin ein Belieber' speech," wrote another.
But amidst the vitriol, one conciliatory voice rose up in defense of the young pop star — the voice of Anne Frank House spokeswoman Maatje Mostart.
"He could be doing other things in Amsterdam, he was very interested," she continued. "That's more important than the commotion that we're now seeing. That's the positive side and we want to leave it at that."
Bieber seemed content to leave it at that as well.
"Breaking news @justinbieber posts two shirtless pics in a day could he be anymore full of himself' -silly people," Bieber wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post that was saved by the Internet for posterity.