I don’t believe half the people talking about Justin Beiber give a crap about the dangers of drinking and driving. Robert Downey Jr. has been arrested for a DUI and that doesn’t stop Tumblr from worshiping him. And no, I’m not a Belieber.
Except RDJ was arrested almost 20 years ago when he was at the lowest point in his life, and has since then apologised for his actions, got his act together, cleaned himself up and got back into acting in awesome films and being an awesome person. It was a stupid thing to do, sure, but the point is he turned his life around and apologised; plus, it happened before probably most of the members on Tumblr were even born.
Justin Bieber not only didn’t apologise for drinking and driving and being high on drugs and speeding and drag racing, he apparently didn’t even feel any remorse for it at all. I mean look at his mugshot, he’s grinning his fucking face off. If anything he looks proud of it.
Plus there’s the fact that JB’s fanbase consists pretty much entirely of young, very impressionable girls who simply adore him, and he knows this. He knows that they will excuse his bad behaviour, he knows they love and worship him, yet he still goes and behaves like an appalling human being - swearing at people, including cops and his own neighbours; pissing in a mop bucket in a restaurant; egging a neighbour’s house; doing drugs; drinking and driving; speeding and drag racing to name a few. And his deluded little followers are spouting the hashtag #wewillalwayssupportyoujustin and #freebieber. They think he shouldn’t get arrested for putting the lives of the general public at risk and they are declaring that they will always support a man who elects to drink and drive. Well, I’d like to see them tell that to people who have lost friends and family members and loved ones due to some people’s selfish decisions to drink and drive - they are willing to support someone who does that.
His fans will literally excuse anything he does. Which may well lead to them thinking ‘oh it’s okay, I can drink and drive and do drugs and swear at people and egg people’s houses because Justin Bieber did it’. I’m not saying it’s likely or going to happen, but you know that it’s still possible.
He’s a terrible role model and an awful human being and I never really liked him in the first place, but over the years he’s just given us more and more reasons to dislike him and realise what an actual jumped-up cocky arrogant selfish vile little twat he really is. (via roseandchains)