Justin Bieber Has Officially Gone ‘Mad’!
The 16-year-old “Baby” crooner gets the Alfred E. Neuman treatment in the February 16 issue of MAD magazine, which features a scathing cover that promises to expose, “HIS STUPID HAIR! HIS DUMB BOOK! HIS TERRIBLE MOVIE! HIS AWFUL MUSIC!”
A cynical ploy to cash in on Bieber Fever through the time-honored art of parody? Perhaps. Mad editor-in-chief John Ficarra does concede that he expects the February 16 issue to be a big seller—though not necessarily because all of the true Beliebers will buying it. Ficarra posits to the Associated Press,
“[Bieber will] hate it and buy every copy.”
Well, that’s one way to boost sales.
What do you think of Bieber’s Mad cover? Render your verdict in the comments section.