Alright, listen. Enough with these stupid kids being self-aware enough to know they’re being pricks but not enough self-control to, you know, not be pricks. Justin Bieber – he of the endless stream of asshole behavior, most recent of which is apparently spitting in his neighbor’s face and threatening to kill him – is now trying to garner sympathy by talking about how much it hurts is itty bitty feelings when people call him out for being the idiot he is because he’s really a great person deep down! WHY DOESN’T ANYONE UNDERSTAND HIM?!
From US Weekly:
“The biggest misconception about me is that I’m a bad person,” confides Bieber. “I get upset about that. I have a big heart. I want to be a good role model, but some people want me to fail.”
That said, he admits he’s far from perfect. “I’m young and I make mistakes. That’s part of growing up,” he says. “I mess up sometimes. It’s part of growing up.”
For now, the unattached heartthrob is tuning out his detractors. (He wraps up his nearly yearlong world tour in August.) “I know who I am and I’m not gonna let negativity towards me bring me down. I’m a positive person and I plan on staying that way,” Bieber says. “This business can break you down, but I have a strong team around me, and my family and all the fans. The love overcomes the negativity. I’m not perfect but I’m growing and trying to be better everyday. That’s part of life.”
Still, Bieber adds, “I’m young and I want to have fun. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.”
No one is saying there’s any problem with having fun, but we are saying that there’s a problem with being an entitled, self-righteous asshole who treats everyone like shit and acts like he’s infallible and rules the world. I’m sure the whole “misunderstood” angle is being fed to him by his PR team who want to continue sponging money out of him for as long as they can, but come on. He seems to think raising hell is a rite of passage, and I just want his career to come to a grinding halt. Ugh, teenagers.