Thursday, February 24, 2011

who is justin bieber?

Versatile, aren't I?.. Who else can blog about a serious issue like union-busting one day and Justin Bieber the next?

... But Justin Bieber, the current 16-year-old heartthrob for teenage and pre-teen girls, just recently came into my awareness, and now he seems to be everywhere I turn -- movies, TV, the Grammys, concerts, fanatical fans, the news....

... He's from Canada, and I have to say I kind of liked his response in a recent Rolling Stone interview when he was asked if he'd like to become an American citizen: "You guys are evil," he replied laughing, "Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home."

Anyway, I found that kind of amusing and also more astute than I would expect. Over time, we'll see what the "Beliebers" and the media attention do to this squeaky-clean-image kid. Keep in mind, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears once had squeaky-clean images too.
Tomorrow's blog: I rank the Oscar nominees.


ChaCha Guide said...

Sad but true, I am full of Bieber facts. People at ChaCha ask about him about every 5th question I get. I know his birthday with the year, who he has dated, and even his favorite color. Shame his girlfriend is getting death threats for being his girlfriend. I sure hope he is helping pay the medical bill if he feels that badly.

ChaCha Guide said...

Wow sorry, i forgot I was signed into my ChaCha email and not ruthiedoo, oops.


Howard said...

I agree with you that he should pay for his bodyguard's medical expenses.