It’s fair to say Justin Bieber has just about used up the last of his goodwill. The Canadian boy wonder has managed to set the world against him, with only his army of wide eyed delusional teen fans left to defend him. Here’s the thing though, although there is an argument to be made for Bieber being a massive prick, there’s an even bigger argument for it being our fault.
He had that song “One Heart” or “One love” or something. Nothing you haven’t heard before. A pre pubescent boy singing about themes he has no idea about, with such insight you’d mistake him for a 30 year old with a wife and a mortgage. And then… “Baby”. Every female felt it right in their ovaries. This no.1 smash hit dominated the charts, radio and the hearts and minds of teenage girls. If history has taught us anything, it’s that if a teenage girl likes it you’re bound to hear about it. And so the planet fell in love with Justin Bieber. But as his popularity grew so did a familiar element, good old fashioned Internet hatred. Watching this kid in interviews, he’d say such sweet things. He was a pretty likeable, if not a little disingenuous. He loved his fans and his mom, and probably gave blood, and ran marathons for charity. At one point it just became too much for people to handle. This 15 year old was too sweet, too nice and just made us sick. Not to forget the fan girls or “Beliebers” were a little much (but that was nothing compared to now). The exact point, moment, or comment isn’t traceable (it probably is but I can’t be arsed) but there was a tipping point where every owner of an Ethernet cable and X chromosome said, “Enough is Enough!”
Here’s the kicker when we see Justin whoring it up in strip clubs, spitting on fans and being a gaping arsehole we rightly call him out. However when he was being twee and singing songs to girls about babies we scream “C**T/BITCH/FAG/” So what do we want? A bubblegum pop singer, who makes music that, is in NO WAY aimed at us? Or the Hollywood “bad boy” who makes music that is in no way aimed at us? Whatever it is, you can guarantee we’ll hunt it down just so we can hate it. He appeals to 12 yr girls who may act crazy, but do so at his concerts and online. You have to seek out these Beliebers to actually be annoyed by them. So who’s really at fault here? The kid making the shit music, or the people who know what good music is, and decide to tell children that they should: “go die you gay f**k!” Eventually these teen girls will grow out of their wide-eyed phase and become functioning human beings like the rest of us, but where does that leave the adults who know about “real music”? One can only assume in the same dark dank lonely room, self righteously stabbing at a keyboard in defence of “real music.” Take a trip to his “Baby” video on Youtube and you don’t have to work that hard to find a tonne of malice towards the singer:
Youtuber and likely metal fan “All Hail Metal” had this to say:
“you dumbass teenage fangirls who get their pussies tight and jerk off to faggots. Oh wait, JB doesn’t even have one because he’s a queer. LOL!_”
Interesting that someone who loves metal music would find themselves listening to Justin Biebers “Baby”?
Ok next, Koike28 said:
“Please, kill yourselves, JB fans!!! Do something for humanity!!!!”
Koike28 has a picture of pinhead from the Hellraiser movies. I cannot ascertain if he is a tough guy or not, but I will say nothing says violent horror movie fan like “Baby…baby…baby…oohhhh”
Kevin Wall made the point of why people may hate Justin Bieber:
“more like the fact that theres singers with 100000000000 times more talent then him and the only reason he is popular at all is because horny stupid bitch teenage fan girls dream about sucking his tiny dick hes for looks not talent_”
The smart money’s on Kevin Wall being one of these “100000000000” singers, who has been spurned by one of these “bitch teenage fan girls” And finds Bieber to be a constant bitter reminder.
A rather confused person going by the screen name of “Fag” had this to say:
“Justin Bieber went downhill but I never did like the little faggot.”
His relationship with Bieber seems about as fraut with issues as his self-image.
Kevin Inzunza simply said: “Gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy-eeeeeeeeeeee._”
Which leads me to ask, if something is gay does the person who defines it as gay, have to themselves be gay? Maybe Kevin Inzunza is a homosexual person himself, who feels he has found a fellow homosexual role model to look up to? All high school put downs aside, using the word “gay” as a derogatory term is probably something a 12 year old would do. And that’s not because “Hey’s it’s 2014”, it’s because it’s f**king stupid. File that alongside people “acting black” and being “tight-fisted like jew”
TheKamiluss99 said simply:
to which Justin’s apparent wife Felicia Bieber rather ingeniously replied:
“Don’t watch it then”
And finally Juliete Gomzalez wrote a borderline vomit inducing speech, but one that actually made a point:
“The Beliebers are The Best Fandom, resisted Of All! Insults, taunts, Criticisms, and even Harassment Threats!! But Above All That We follow Justin 🙂 No Matter What You Do and Think The Other! Haters Grow up! He Is Only A Teen Let him live his life …………! t (° – °) …..Bitch Please We’re Beliebers!Ã¢™¥!!_”
Maybe there are a few too many emoticons present, but this is where I take issue. Yes it’s fair to say the Belibers give as good as they get, and sometimes much worse. But honestly should they really be attacked for liking Justin Bieber? They like a cute kid who can sing pretty good, that’s their biggest crime? With all the power of the internet is this where we decide to put our hatred? If we’re gonna launch scathing attacks on people what about former Labour cabinet minister Patricia Hewitt? Who called for the age of consent to be lowered to 10, but that’s politics and not nearly as relevant. What about the fact that Jim Davidson was allowed to win Celebrity Big Brother? Now we’re all supposed to forget that he is a pretty proud racist, homophobe and sexist? Hey guys, how about Sudanese dictator Omar Al Bashir? Responsible for a few war crimes, a little bit of genocide including the deaths of around 400,000 people. How many has Bieber murdered? Pardon my drama, but what does it say about the western world that Bieber gets more hate and scorn heaped on him than a man who has raped, tortured and savagely murdered his own people! Are as westerners really so comfortable that we need to seek out things to hate, lest we finally have to admit life isn’t that bad? It’s actually pretty good. Instead of complaining about your ice cream headache, why not just be happy with your ice cream?
Surely your time would be better served watching something your enjoy? Is “All Hail Metal” really saying that he enjoys the bubblegum sounds of Justin Bieber over Slayer? Can it really be classed as anything other than self-righteous dickheads with absolutely nothing going on in their lives? And the only contact they can muster with a person of the opposite sex is to argue with a teenaged one on the Internet. Things get a little more troubling when people aren’t 15-16, 20, or even older than that. I don’t know about you, but once I stopped being 15, I hated everyone that was. Teenagers are loud, brash and for the most part have a sense of knowing everything whilst also managing to reveal they know absolutely nothing once they open their mouths. Of course this isn’t ALL teenagers, but definitely the one’s that find themselves in the comment section of a Justin Bieber video.
To wrap up the question that’s been bugging you. “How exactly is it my fault Justin Bieber’s a prick?”. Well the beginnings of this answer can be found in the video for the ironically titled “Confident”. It’s a cool little tune which features Chicago rapper Chance The Rapper. The song plods long nicely until a brief intermission to demonstrate just how “Confident” ol’ Bieber is. He approaches the leading lady with the classic “What’s your name?” To be fair it’s a little hard to talk to someone without knowing their name, so we’ll give him that one. Then he somehow seems a little lost for words. He reaches for a packet of crisps (or potato chips for our readers across the pond) and says the following:
“Are these Taki’s? I love Taki’s!”
I dare you to watch this exchange! It is the most uncomfortable conversation I’ve bear witness to since my mother had to explain “these strange changes” my body was going through. Also bear in mind that this isn’t candid camera. This was likely rehearsed many times and he probably even met the girl a few times and had arguably an even more awkward conversation with her. This is most certainly an awkward conversation as it immediately brings to mind a conversation “a friend” had with a girl he liked.
Walking down the road on a hot summers day, they struggled to find any chemistry. In a desperate attempt, to find some common ground he asked her “What’s your dogs name again?” She simply answered Cookie. As if that conversation would lead the magical wonderland of loves, loss and fears. No, the dogs name was Cookie. There was no way that revelation could’ve moved the conversation any further than “Oh….that’s a good name” It was dumb, he felt dumb and he never had sex with her if you’re wondering. Someone else getting zero sex is Bieber and his bag of Taki’s. Oh but it doesn’t end there. The nail in the coffin that Justin Bieber isn’t the confident Christ like figure his fans believe him to be. Following the Taki revelations he then moves on to say:
“I’d like to Taki to you on the phone”
Do you see what he did there? He substituted the word “talk” with the popular potato chip “Taki” as a way to communicate that he’d like to have her mobile telephone number. Pretty smooth right? Naturally the girl like any normal human walks off unimpressed and leaves him stunned. So what can we draw from this? Well Justin Bieber’s actually a normal kid. He’s the same kid we all are/were. He had a dream and pursued it, like any of us would love to. Then like any other kid he went online one day, probably to listen to hip-hop (because no one who makes pop music actually listens to it). And found that while he may have liked 2pac, in the “Ambitionz As A Ridah” Youtube comment section, THUGLIFE4EVA believes that “if ‘Pac were here he’d “f**k this kid up” or something equally relevant. No one hates themselves more than a teenager. Harbouring borderline paranoid thoughts that everyone hates them. They constantly search for belonging and a sense of approval. Now imagine waking up as a 15 year old and finding out in fact that a good chunk of the planet genuinely hate you? They don’t just not like your music, they want you to die. All you did was sing some songs and now you people tweet you death threats? What exactly does that do to a teenaged psyche. Well I think what it does is become Justin Bieber in 2014. Of course there’s an argument for his mother putting him into the spotlight, and it should be expected. I’m in no way defending his behaviour, but where Justin is acting out in response to world wide hatred. That leaves us with another question. Why are we acting out?