An open letter to Justin Bieber
Dear Justin Bieber,
It’s quite odd you being a famous pop star as we don’t know anyone who knows what you sound like. Of course we know that music has little do with your appeal- which is that of a small, furry, cuddly toy sold to masses of prepubescent teenage girls who don’t know whether to sort of fuck you or pile you up with their other toys.
Every couple of years one of your types turns up- young, dumb and full of ho hum. You have a handful of hits, get screamed at, have a nervous breakdown and spend the rest of your life trying to piece it all back together again.
Your career seems to be a parody of the pop star. You appear suddenly. Get really famous. And then go a bit, how they say nowadays, bonkers.
Of course pop stars are meant to be stupid. No-one is looking to you for deep philosophical comment or, to be honest, any comment at all. Your job is to sing whatever hits you got, get screamed at and make someone loads of money.
That’s part of the job. Be dumb, and do what you’re told.
The trouble is with these short term, cuddly super careers is that the wheels come off pretty quickly.
Justin, it seems like you are slipping out of the squeaky clean pop star straight jacket. This is always not such a bad thing but in you case is looking like a disaster.
The latest slip is when you visited Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam – which was unusual for a cuddly toy pop star but with all the crass arrogance of a pop star you signed the guest book and wrote that you hoped that Anne Frank would have been a ‘Beileber’- which is what your fans are termed.
For starters, it’s pretty big headed to assume that the young Anne Frank, if she was alive today, would have been a fan of your oeuvre but it also shows a startling and mind boggling lack of sensitivity.
Did you soak up any of the story of her life when you were in there? A life full of tragedy and suffocating sadness, because if you did and all you could manage to get out of the visit was that she would have been one of your fans is as stupid and blankly 21st century arrogant as it gets.
Maybe it’s time to take a few months off and have a think about things. It seems you are heading into Michael Jackson boy in the bubble disaster zone here. Justin, even if you meant no harm with your comment, come and join the rest of the planet before you end up in Never never land.