In the article, the 18-year-old off-handedly mentions that the “Baby” singer is “the Joffrey Baratheon of our time.” Ooh, burn.
For those who don’t watch the show,
what is wrong with you likening someone King Joffrey is the most insulting thing one can do. The character, played by Jack Gleeson, is the illegitimate king of the Iron Throne who often finds pleasure in torturing women. Heck, he even murdered a direwolf, which is basically like killing a puppy in the Game of Thrones scheme of things.
Though Bieber may have not sentenced someone to be beheaded or shot someone with a crossbow in his lifetime, it’s still undeniable that His Holiness of Saggy Pants shares some similar traits with Joffrey Baratheon. Here are five reasons why Turner is right about Bieber being the music world’s King Joffrey:
1. They came to power at a young age.
These kids — fine, youths — were basically given all the power they can ever imagine before they were legally adults. On one hand, Bieber became a worldwide sensation before his first legal drink. As for Joffrey, he ascended the throne as a teenage virgin after his father was mortally wounded during a hunting trip.
2. Both are despised by the public.
Despite both Biebs and Joffrey being in positions of power, the former being a platinum-selling singer and the latter the ruler of Seven Kingdoms, both are generally hated by everyone. Red-blooded Americans had created a petition to deport Bieber back to Canada earlier this year, while Joffrey literally had sh*t thrown in his face during a city-wide riot. All in all, plebes are not happy with these two.
3. Power got to their heads too quickly. In other words, they’re really spoiled.
After rising to power, both Bieber and Joffrey surrounded themselves with “yes men” who will do whatever they command. Oh, and obviously both became very, very wealthy as well.
4. Both show blatant disregard for authority.
Have you seen JB’s deposition videos? If that is not the textbook definition of a snotty brat attempting to “stick it” to the man then I seriously don’t know what is. Okay, maybe Joffrey ordering his servants to kill each other in order to send a message to his uncle trumps it.
5. Bieber and Joffrey both have penchant for, um, “ladies of the night.”
Bieber made headlines when he was caught with his pants down — perhaps quite literally — leaving a brothel in Brazil. As for Joffrey, his uncle has prostitutes delivered to him in order to quell his “sexual frustrations.” Unlike Bieber, Joffrey ended up killing a hooker with a crossbow.