Justin Bieber is one of Canada’s most successful celebrities, but a recent revelation indicates that another country may also lay claim to the “What Do You Mean?” singer.
On Saturday, the 25-year-old pop sensation shared some news on his Instagram Stories, reports the Daily Mail.
“Just found out I’m like 60% Irish,” he wrote in the caption alongside an image of an Irish flag and a clover leaf.
“Shoutout Ireland,” he added, without specifying how he learned of his Irish heritage.
Bieber apparently referenced his Irish heritage by sharing a photo of his dad, Jeremy Bieber, showing off a bottle of MMA fighter Conor McGregor’s Proper Irish whiskey.
Bieber’s shoutout resulted in a response from McGregor, who wrote on Twitter that Bieber is “a top young man.”
Back in 2012, an earlier revelation about his family tree landed Bieber in hot water when he claimed to be part Aboriginal.
“I’m actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something?” Bieber said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I’m enough per cent that in Canada I can get free gas.”
Bieber’s remark rankled the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, with national chief Betty Ann Lavalee issuing a statement to insist that Bieber’s claim that “Aboriginal people are entitled to free gas is simply not true.”
She added: “These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal Peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said.”