Justin Bieber Labeled 'Bad Role Model' By Famed Attorney After Admitting He Didn't Care About Graduating (EXCLUSIVE)


Justin Bieber may have swagger, but is he setting the best example for his fans?

In an interview with the Australian paper The Daily Telegraph, the 18-year-old pop star admitted that finishing school wasn't his highest priority as he juggled his burgeoning music career.

"[Finishing high school] was something my mom really wanted me to do, so I had to do it for her," he explained in the interview. "I mean, this kind of lifestyle has given me a different perspective on life. I've been able to travel the world."

According to famed attorney and New York Times best-selling author Lisa Bloom, the "too cool" teen star is setting a bad example for his fans.

"Yes, he’s just 18, but he’s an adult," said Bloom, who has just released her new book Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness and Thug Culture -- available now on Amazon.

"Celebrities have a responsibility to be role models for their millions and millions of fans. When he says something like that, it creates a terrible example for young people."

Although the Grammy-nominated singer has a much different lifestyle than most teenager, Bieber bluntly shrugged off the importance of education, admitting to the newspaper:

"At school, usually you have to do a lot of writing and reading. I'm not really into that stuff. I like to be out there."
These comments didn't sit well with Bloom, who previously hosted Lisa Bloom: Open Court -- a two-hour live legal news program - on truTv's IN SESSION, formerly Court TV, from 2001 to 2009.

The acclaimed author was also critical of celebrities like Eminem, Kanye West and Lil Wayne, who she argued, gives boys all the wrong messages about manhood.

In her book Swagger, Bloom noted that teenage boys are illiterate, dropping out of high school, unemployed and going to prison at record rates -- the highest in our history -- and Hollywood is partially to blame for their "irresponsible" comments and musical lyrics.

"Very few people are going to have the fame and fortune that Justin Bieber has at a young age. He’s very talented, and I salute him for his work as a singer and artist, but he has to own the fact that he’s a role model and not make irresponsible statements."
Of Bieber, she told Celebuzz: "He is the definition of cool for some many kids ... so I don’t want any young person to think reading is uncool or finishing school is uncool."

Do you think Bieber should apologize for his comments? Tell us in the comments -- and be sure to pick up Lisa Bloom's new bestselling book, Swagger:  10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness and Thug Culture.

 

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  • Mrs.Bieber (Olivia)
    Mrs.Bieber (Olivia)

    Justin is so SEXY!! luv u justin!! IN my head we're alraedy 2gether i'm good alone but with u i'm better.!! i would cross the ocean i would walk a thousand miles just to see you're face!! p.S i know those aren't the real words and i know what they r i'm just putting it in my own words. <3 will u marry me justin PLEASE??!!

  • Mrs.Bieber (Olivia)
    Mrs.Bieber (Olivia)

    He is so sexy!! and looks good in a tux but better in his other stuff!! Will u marry me justin??!!

  • DARCINE
    DARCINE

    HE LOOK HOTTTTTTTTT I LOVE HIM

  • Haitaingirl Savvy Sachez
    Haitaingirl Savvy Sachez

    HE IS SO SEXY

  • Belieberrrr
    Belieberrrr

    he is so cute!

  • Franciele Maciel
    Franciele Maciel

    eu amo o justin

  • Sheryl Skates
    Sheryl Skates

    What a crap! Some people finish school up to university, but they still end up with nothing! Justin did finish high school, he didn't drop off like others would do, but he is chasing his dreams and he got it! People need to go to school to pursue their dreams. Being educated is good, it is an option, but, if there is a great opportunity coming in then education can wait! It's never too old to study! I believe that he will eventually still go to school after everything settles down! Look at the rich and famous non-celebrities, you could actually see that a lot of them are dropped out from colleges and universities!

  • M
    M

    He didn't post it on purpose... it was supposed to be a direct message. You guys always judge someone before you know the facts.

  • JJ
    JJ

    It's not a celebs job to be perfect so everyone can follow... parents need to stop complaining and do their job of raising their kid... if the kid is dumb enough to do the exact same thing as every celeb they love then the parents raised an idiot!

  • Hannah Therese Avila
    Hannah Therese Avila

    Also a lot of people graduate for there parents too and have you met a kid who doesn't like school ?

  • vettech15
    vettech15

    You know, i did respect him until I read about him giving out his number on twitter and leaving out the last few digits and then people ended up calling an elderly lady and leaving voice mails and saying how they want to have his babies and what not.. Anyways, that was the last straw for me.. why be immature about it and tease fans like that to begin with? I do like a few of his songs, but would NEVER buy any of his albums, or movies if he is in any. He needs to grow up and act his age. Graduating high school is such a big deal and it allows people to get better paying jobs in the future with that diploma.. but of course, being a celeb it doesn't matter cause they're making all the money in the world anyway so why bother having any kind of educational things?..

  • Hannah Therese Avila
    Hannah Therese Avila

    Look it's Justin isn't a bad role model because he graduated for his mom and says education is important. There celebrities who didn't go to college and some celebrities who went to college. Some celebrities don't go to college because of there careers. Some people don't go to college because they don't have enough money or they are pursuing their dreams early. Yes education is important and college is important. There are many kids who hate school. Look at the people who dropped out of college and became successful like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Just because Justin didn't go to college he doesn't mean he's a bad role model. You can't judge someone's choices without knowing the reasons.

  • Christina Force
    Christina Force

    nope his opinion..she should apologize for being ignorant. Most people are aware they need an education that not everyone is going to be famous..its not up to celebrities to set good examples..its up to the childrens parents to guide them in the right direction. and if i a child idolizes a celebrity its up to the parents to make them understand that every thing they say and do is their own way of life that works for their life style. and does not necessarily mean it will work for them.. so that lady is ignorant

  • ksnm
    ksnm

    Using Celebuzz's reasoning, maybe Lisa Bloom should apologize to Justin for be being Gloria Allred's daughter.

  • lexi
    lexi

    it's his on opinion, who actually likes going to school everyday, not most kids, but you have to and he finished, so he can voice his opinion, people need to raise their own kids and stop looking to these young celebrities, wait celebrities in general you idiots

  • Jen
    Jen

    Maybe that's why he says idiotic shit like "She does stuff."