Justin Bieber was just arrested in Miami Beach a few days ago on a DUI charge after he was caught drag racing on a main thoroughfare in a rented yellow Lamborghini. The 19-year-old initially resisted arrest, cursed at police officers and later told them he had consumed alcohol, pot and prescription drugs. A judge set his bail at $2,500 but he was out in under an hour.
You are probably wondering why I would care about Bieber? The answer is “I don’t”.
As far as I’m concerned, he is undoubtedly the greatest reason for using a condom.
What concerns me is that he is a role model for many teens and young adults, and I can’t understand why.
Following in the footsteps of the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan, the behaviour of this spoiled brat may only be described as being a self-centred, childish, arrogant, obnoxious, boorish and classless twerp. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a swift kick in the butt than Bieber.
I’ve watched the metamorphosis of his career from the beginning as an up and coming young star and heartthrob of teenie-boppers, to what he is now what people see – a self indulging, reckless, chaotic, foul-mouthed, punk.
Many of his tactless and tasteless shenanigans have surfaced over the years in the media. Along with his drug and alcohol abuse, there have been other incidents. The public has come to learn about his starting fights in clubs, spending $75,000 at a strip club in one night, spitting on fans, abandoning his pet monkey, public urination, defacing public property, soliciting a prostitute in Brazil, being disrespectful to the Argentine flag while performing at a concert in that country, and egging his neighbour’s house causing $20,000 in damages.
The man, or should I say “that life form” is truly a bully as evidenced by the fact that he called a girl in Australia “a beached whale”. The girl until then probably looked up to Bieber. She may have been traumatized by his cold, callus and inconsiderate comments, and it could have been translated to others. I remember Rehtaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd, two Canadian teens that resorted to suicide to escape bullying and torment that was translated by others.
Wrongly, Bieber has a great deal of power to influence. I doubt if he is intelligent enough or mature enough to understand it or know about it. The big problem is that he is not using it for any good purpose.
An argument may be made that Bieber is a senseless pimple on the butt of society just waiting to be squished. His crude signing remarks at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam shows his immaturity, lack of respect, lack of social conscience, and making everything about himself. Throughout the history of mankind, there have been more important things than Justin Bieber!
“Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
Then there was the incident of stopping a concert twice in Turkey to allow for Muslim prayers, but refusing to meet with young fans who were Israeli victims of Hamas terrorism. I do not have a problem with allowing Muslim fans to pray, but denying fans who are victims of horrific crimes to meet him is just insensitive.
Bieber’s biggest problem is that he became too big, too fast. His head has swelled to the size of Texas. With all his money he feels that he can do anything, and get away with everything.
He has power; the power to influence. Instead of using it carefully and wisely, he is overindulged and engulfed in his own self worth so that he feels that he can get away with anything and everything.
What I can’t understand is why some of his fans are asking that the public give him sympathy for the “rough times that he is going through”. What utter horse pluckings!
The only good thing that I can say is that eventually he will become a “has-been”. He is a train wreck waiting to happen down the line, and the line maybe too short to avoid a derailment.