If You Boo Justin Bieber, You Should Just Step To The Left Because That's Where Haters Belong

Justin Bieber
At last night's Billboard Music Awards, a few members of the ornery crowd resorted to booing the 19-year-old Canadian superstar after he received Billboard's inaugural "Milestone Music Award" (sponsored by Chevrolet, which sounds French-Canadian, but is an American auto maker popular for selling pick-up trucks that won't ever get stuck in the mud on the way back from Home Depot). Although most of the crowd shown in the video appears to be very excited for Justin's fan-voted victory,  many headlines were about the ones who didn't.  Bieber's devoted legion has risen up to defend him, claiming that the negative reaction was perpetrated by those who are just jellzz, and in no way representative of his musical talents or his station in life as the World's Greatest Pop Sensation In History Ever Right This Minute. Yes, even though most of his rabid Belieber fan-base could very well be deluded sycophants, they do have a legitimate gripe.

So let's take a step back, haters, and make a conscious effort to explore where that hate comes from. Is it because you are not blessed with angelic vocal range and coordination to sing and dance as well as Justin? Is it his teenage aloofness and the fact that he wears sunglasses inside? Is it because he is harboring a fugitive monkey?

Quite possibly, but dig deep and realize that, yes, Justin Bieber is more talented than you'll ever be and has more money than most of us will ever see in a lifetime, unless, of course, he realizes that he's been stiffed by publishers or his manager or shady accountants who took advantage of him in the not-so-distant future of his pop music career. But if that happens, don't revel in the schadenfreude; pity him, just as you would any other human being ruined by a diabolical music industry that can only survive if it chews all the meat off the bones of its young stars.  As he stood on the glowing stage, Christ-like, silent, I saw a boy whose graciousness was derailed by the weight of his achievements. Then, he spoke:

"I'm 19-years-old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job. And basically, and from my heart, it should really be about the music, and the craft that I'm making -- this is not a gimmick."

Sometimes his words shook. Sometimes his voice cracked. Sometimes he appeared to not even want the clumsy-looking trophy given to him by a car company for all the hit songs written for him by someone else that he sang. Because he heard the boos. Think about that, the next time you disparage this young man that there will come a time when he won't be this way anymore and the best way to react to him right now is to cheer and encourage him on his life's journey and out of our consciousness forever. Namaste.




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  • Kadrian Alvarenga
    Kadrian Alvarenga

    Bieber is definitely channeling General Zod from Superman 2 in that outfit

  • Candy T Appicelli
    Candy T Appicelli

    What adult would stoop so low? Yes, haters ... I just smh. I don't know Justin personally, but I have been a big fan for a long time. He gives back and remembers where he came from and that is worth respect. Not to mention he is 19 and does have more money and power than anyone as an international World's Greatest Pop Sensation In History Ever Right This Minute!!! Think about that next time you want to act immature and boo him. Or anyone!

  • Ivan Cardona
    Ivan Cardona

    People who hate on him know next to nothing about him-except overblown or false reports in gossip sites which I could go into detail on. But they don't hear of his work with children over the years. He has visited terminally ill fans in hospitals and contributed to schools for poor kids-the other day he donated 20,000 dollars to a school which he visited. Almost nothing in the media about this-yes, he is a good kid even if he makes mistakes as we all do.

  • Marla Sims
    Marla Sims

    Well my issues with him and Miley is that they seem to not care about the YOUNG fans that they seem to leave behind and how they are influencing them. After all it is the fans that have made them who they are wether they have angelic voices or not. I know 4 year olds that love them and yet they toss them aside. You CAN grow up and move on without dressing like a bad ass ir smoking with pics coming out all over the place.when they CARE how it affects others then they will be grown!

  • Adamah Matau
    Adamah Matau

    I don't care for him nor celebrate him but I wish him nothing but great success and he's young and having fun and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that