Justin Bieber visited Yasukuni Shrine in Japan yesterday, and the singer had no idea the landmark honored those who lost their lives during World War II, including war criminals!

Once he realized his faux pas, he took a snapshot of a Time article slamming him for the visit and posted an apology on Instagram.

"While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan," he captioned the photo.

This isn't quite as bad as when the Biebs declared that Anne Frank would have been a "Belieber", but it's pretty close!