Justin Bieber made the news this past week for drag racing and DUI. It seems that this was bigger news than anything else over the past week, front page of Yahoo, breaking news reports, etc. Over this period of time I’ve heard and read so many attacks on this kid. A couple of things to think about here, the media is placing this as top priority not Justin Bieber, and he’s a 19 year old kid who’s lived most of his life in the spotlight and has a poor guidance system for support.
Let’s look at the fact that every move he makes is reported. Well that’s not his fault, if the media didn’t follow him this incident and all the others wouldn’t be part of your daily conversations. Secondly if all the people who said they didn’t give a shit about this kid stopped talking and posting about him this incident would be no different than a kid from Lodi getting caught drag racing under the influence, it would go unnoticed. This brings me to my next point.
I can’t remember how many times I did the same thing when I was 19. I may be the only person willing to admit this in a public forum but when I was 19 years old I did a lot of stupid shit, and most of the time it was due to the influence of drugs and alcohol. I also witnessed a lot first hand and by some of the people I’ve seen and heard bash Justin Bieber.
I’ve never heard any of his music so I can’t comment on that but you all know how I feel about music and I will never say anyone sucks, if a song touches even 1 person it’s good regardless of popular opinion, especially when people with no musical talent are the ones doing the bashing. I’ve spent my entire life as a musician trying to get my music to the masses and never really got that break I needed. That being said I can’t beat on someone who has it handed to them, actually I’m a bit envious.
I really don’t understand why so many people show so much hate for this kid. He’s 19 years old and acting like a 19 year old. He’s never had a normal life, and no one seems to have his best interest at heart, and the only reason it’s news is because the media makes it so and the only reason they do is because you watch when they broadcast it.
In closing I’ll say this, it’s only news if you watch, and there’s no legitimate reason to hate this kid. The only reasons I can think of are jealousy and it’s easier to hate than to have a little compassion for a situation. I could get a lot deeper into this but I don’t see the point in doing so. If you want me to get into it more reach out and I’ll be happy to have a conversation with you about it.