Cover Boy: Justin Bieber for Teen Vogue

Posted on April 02, 2013

Darlings, considering the month or two he’s had, we think it behooves every Bitter Kitten to go out in the world, find the May issue of Teen Vogue, and cross out the word “YEAR” on the cover.

Justin Bieber covers the May 2013 issue of Teen Vogue.

Because “JUSTIN’S CRAZY,” y’all.

We have to admit, this little ongoing celebrity meltdown caught us by surprise. Oh sure, as a teenaged pop star who was oversexualized at too young an age and turned into a commodity by a string of exploiters, a breakdown was bound to happen sooner or later, but we had it pegged for closer to his 30th birthday, when the desperation to remain relevant will be at an all-time high. If he’s flipping out at 19 from the pressure, we worry about the poor dear.

On the other hand, most of his shenanigans lately just sound like an outrageously entitled douchebag having temper tantrums, so we can’t really work up too much real concern. It’s always interesting to see a teen pop star transition into adulthood because they have to manage the trick of taking their fans along for the ride with them, as they all age together. Timberlake is probably the best example of this. He updated his style and his image to properly reflect his age, and the little girls who screamed their support a decade and a half ago are approaching 30 right along with him, and continuing to buy his music and support his projects. This is why it’s not a good idea for the Bieb to alienate his fans right now. He needs to hold onto them for at least a couple more years and see them through college before they’ll become the lifelong supporters he needs in order to avoid obscurity and a tragic middle age spent on cruise ships, giving shows to aging tourists.

Yes, we’ve thought about this a lot, but in our defense, there’s an entire chapter in our book all about the celebrity meltdown (“The Full Chernobyl”), so we have thoughts on the topic. And as you know, we are unable to keep a thought unexpressed.

 

 

[Photo Credit:  Teen Vogue]

    • Krafty_L

      When will your book be released? Waiting with bated breath!

      • Sobaika

        The most pressing question! And when can bitter kittens line up for book signings? I might just buy an actual book and not from my nook.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Not until February 2014, unfortunately. We hand in the manuscript to our publisher on Monday!

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          A year?!?!
          My soul is crushed. Crushed, I say.

          • tereliz

            I am soul-crushed, as well, but publishing is a slow beast. Even for celebrities like TLO. ;)

        • formerlyAnon

          Boo hiss. I was hoping it’d hit for the gift-giving season. But publishers probably know more about release dates & marketing books than do I.

          • demidaemon

            Don’t necessarily count on that latter thought. PR and marketing tends to be more on the author than anyone else. As a struggling fiction writer/teacher of composition, I know more about this than I rightfully should. Luckily, T & Lo have all of us to count on. ;)

        • Introspective

          congratulations! as someone who is struggling to write a book herself I know it must be so exciting to hand off the finished project after endless rounds of edits. Enjoy the success that is to come!

        • Tatiana Luján

          Will there be a Kindle version of your book?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

            One of my history professors calls the Kindle a “Swindle” because the author royalties are much less.

            • Tatiana Luján

              Really? That’s awful. I didn’t know that. After all, digital books costs related to storage, production and distribution are minimal compared with paperback books. I thought the reduction of the costs was enough to justify the prices of digital books, wich aren’t that different from paperback books, and to keep giving the authors the same amount fo royalties.

            • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

              That’s shocking! I thought author royalties were pretty criminal anyway!

    • Nicholas

      He does have the advantage that he will never run out of money. That will probably help with the impending meltdown(s).

      • formerlyAnon

        Well, depending on the brains and integrity with which it is managed. Lots of people make a fortune only to see it disappear through their own or others’ mismanagement.

        • Mismarker

          So true. I don’t know why but the only example I can think of right now is MC Hammer.

          • Nicholas

            Mike Tyson also spent a truckload of money.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

        If Michael Jackson can run out of money ( a situation saved only by his death), anyone can run out of money.

        • NC_Meg

          Bingo. I will never, ever understand how he went broke. (I’m sure building a theme park in the back yard and buying things like the Elephant Man’s bones had something to do with it but I cannot fathom the amount of money he pulled in in his lifetime.)

    • JulieTy

      ” And as you know, we are unable to keep a thought unexpressed.”

      And THAT is why your adoring minions love you. :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/kbelgrad Karen Belgrad

      When did he become Jason Priestly (circa 1994)? Is it a Canadian thing?

      • schadenfreudelicious

        and on behalf of Canada we would like to apologize, :), though we have given the kittens the Ryans’ Gosling and Reynolds so there is that….

        • http://www.facebook.com/kbelgrad Karen Belgrad

          You gave us Captain Von Trapp… so we’re all good!

          • schadenfreudelicious

            ah, we did indeed :)

            • http://www.facebook.com/kbelgrad Karen Belgrad

              You even gave my first pre-teen crush… Michael J. Fox (I was secure in being petite because of him, lol).
              And I will forever be grateful for the saga of Spike, Snake, Joey, Wheels, etc…
              I hereby decline the apology and confirm “all goodness”!

            • schadenfreudelicious

              ah, the original DeGrassi :)

            • http://www.facebook.com/kbelgrad Karen Belgrad

              As they say… “Everybody wants something” :)

        • Mismarker

          I think Gosling/Reynolds MORE than makes up for Biebs/Priestly. Now, I’d like to talk about Carly Rae Jepsen…

          • schadenfreudelicious

            ooh, fair enough…. but please, lets leave Avril Lavigne and Nickelback out of it…i have no defense…;)

            • Mismarker

              There is no defense. Also, Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are getting hitched. Huzzah for Nickelback/Lavigne babies! Wait, I just remembered The Fillion is Canadian. Schadenfreudelicious, no worries. We’re good.

            • schadenfreudelicious

              yeah, that’s a terrifying union to contemplate :), and agreed, Nathan Fillion is a national treasure!

          • SassieCassy

            i see your carly rae and raise you an alanis

            • Mismarker

              I can’t hate on Alanis. Good or bad, Jagged LIttle Pill will always remind me of my college years.

            • H2olovngrl

              I will always love that album for exactly the same reason, and it will never be soured for me. Now if we were talking Celine…

        • H2olovngrl

          Canada has also supplied us with some great comedic talent, so all is forgiven!

          • twocee

            And Alex Trebek!

          • another_laura

            You must be including Shatner there….

            • H2olovngrl

              Oh, but of course! Along with Phil Hartman, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Mike Myers, Jim Carey etc, etc, etc…

            • schadenfreudelicious

              and surely we cannot forget the great Leslie Nielson :)

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

          You gave us Captain Tightpants as well and we are VERY grateful!

          • schadenfreudelicious

            William Shatner?? ;)

            • DaringMiss

              No…..Nathan Fillion!

            • schadenfreudelicious

              lol, i was being a smartass, though Kirk was the first :)

            • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

              He may have worn tight pants but he is no Tightpants ;)

            • schadenfreudelicious

              you will get no argument from me there!

        • H2olovngrl

          Talk about going off on a tangent! We all just turned this comments section into a discussion regarding the quality of the Canadian talent pool! Go Canada!

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Notice, in order to sell the “hot” (i just threw up in my mouth a little) image, they had to keep the shot from the shoulders up. BECAUSE HE WEARS HIS PANTS DOWN AROUND HIS THIGHS LIKE A FRIGGIN IDIOT!!!!
      Whew. I feel better, thanks. Sorry for yelling.

      eta: God, he looks so confused on that second cover. “Duhhhhh” is all those eyes say.

    • formerlyAnon

      I SO enjoy reading your expressed thoughts. The book should be a fun read, with maybe some learning along the way, yes?

      I always feel sorry for these young super-celebs who spent the years they should have been growing up, living in a warped little bubble, working harder than many grown adults, having their time managed by people who usually don’t give a thought to what it takes to become a balanced, sane, healthy adult. And then, IF they learn to be a balanced, sane adult, the learning process takes place mostly in public. Ah well, money buys therapy.

      • demidaemon

        I find it interesting that, while our subject is having the meltdown of the year, Usher is on The Voice selling his mentoring of said subject to new possibles. It’s all very ironic.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Who cares about the Bieb?
      We want your book on the shelves!
      Then I want to stand in line for an autographed copy when you, (lord I hope you do), come to SF.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        And Atlanta!

        • robert paul

          PLEASE COME TO ATLANTA

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        Oh, AMEN!

      • DinaSews

        As much as I want an autographed copy, I think I will be too busy second guessing what I am wearing to head out and stand in line!!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Well, since it appears we will have to wait Next February, you have plenty of time to plan. And re-plan, and re-plan again. As will I.

          • MoreShoes

            Ohh the times I stand in front of a mirror in a changing room and say to myself: sweety, this is not your dress. It actually helps me to buy only things that really suit me.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

              So true! That “this is not your dress” mantra has made clothes shopping so much less traumatic for me. Today I stood in the store in what I thought was a lovely dress and looked just tragic. In the past I would have thought “I’m ugly. This is the best I can do” and possibly bought it. This time I thought “nice dress, but not my dress” and kept looking until I found a dress that looked good on me! I wish I’d learned to think this way in my 20s.

            • DebbieLovesShoes

              Wish I could “like” this more than once! Good for you!!!

      • MilaXX

        I agree, please do a mini book signing for all us BK’s.

      • siriuslover

        That’s right boys! Come out to Southern California so I can meet you and get my book signed by you!

      • http://twitter.com/alexwoodishood Alex Wood

        PLEASE come to San Francisco!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

        Don’t forget Dallas on your book signing tour!

    • Introspective

      seriously. these child stars are just self-medicated implosions waiting to happen. see in your dictionaries entries for lohan, lindsay; spears, britney; bynes, amanda and so on and so forth.

      its a shame as these young lives are being ruined but Ive seen it so many times I (and the rest of the american public) are really desensitized to the downward spiral.

      on another note, cannot WAIT for the TLo book and tour!!!! I will probably get both the hard cover (so you guys can sign it at your NYC reading where I’ll be first in line) and iBooks version (so I can take the fun with me wherever I go…)

    • Mismarker

      This douchebag has a “swagger coach”. ‘Nuff said.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        And a manager named “Scooter”. I mean really, it’s like he’s a real life Christopher Guest mockumentary.

        • Mismarker

          Love it. It would involve lots of Bieber telling people he hates their “ass faces”. I am sad to say I just Googled “Justin Bieber swagger coach” and see his coach left him at the end of 2011. Maybe that’s why the Biebs has been having such a crap year. He’s lost his swagger. : (

        • StellaZafella

          Suggested title: “This is Vinyl Crap (The Meltdown)”

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            holy shit I just loudly snorted at my desk. like at 11.

            • Vlasta Bubinka

              One louder.

      • Sobaika

        Ew.

      • formerlyAnon

        Doesn’t make me say “ew” as much as it makes me think of what a work-focused, micro-managed life he’s lived in order to create his image & entertainment machine. No wonder he doesn’t know how to act.

      • lobsterlen

        Seriously? A swagger coach?

        • Mismarker

          Seriously. I read it on the internet so it has to be true!

      • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

        The guy is usher’s former assistant. It sounds as if he is a combo stylist/personality manager of sorts…

        • Mismarker

          I squeal with delight! “Personality manager” is even better than “swagger coach”. Both implying this dude needs help on both accounts.

    • NinjaCate

      STOP TEASING US! Release the book already. I need it.

      • mhleta

        All I can say is, by the time the warm weather comes I better have a fucking copy of that book in my beach bag or some SOMEONEs are gonna hear about it!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

          I don’t think its due out till this time next year. (((hits post and runs away))))

          • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

            But when it does, we totally need to have a bitter kitten virtual book club.

            • Sobaika

              Definitely!

            • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

              I don’t tweet, but would love a forum where we could sit around and read the book, whilst laughing and patting ourselves on the back for having known our dear uncles for years now, long before the world finally caught on. I read here for over a year before I was brave enough to comment. I love the BKs.

    • whirligig7

      Usher is also a pretty good example of the teen star success story. He had some sketchy stuff with his baby mamma, but never a full-blown meltdown and he’s continued to make hit singles.

      • Sobaika

        And Usher is Bieber’s mentor! You’d think he’d have some experience with this and reign the little terror in a little.

        • Janet B

          Too bad Usher doesn’t have more influence on Bieber’s personal life.

    • Sobaika

      First off: EW to the Bieber and this cover. I get that non-threatening empty good looks are what works for his demo, but I don’t remember any of the teen idols from my day (the late 90s) looking quite so pre-pubescent.

      Second: I say this as a half-hearted passing fan of Timberlake but, Bieber is NO Timberlake.

      • Mlzx

        He’s actually a ridiculously talented kid. The boy can sing (I’m not saying he sings good music, but he can definitely sing), and he’s easily one of the better pop star dancers. If he got a hold of himself and his damn pants that are falling off, he could easily craft himself an image like Timberlake’s as he grew up. I have no doubt he has the talent, he just might not have the taste in music or intelligence to get there.

        • formerlyAnon

          I also think that if he gets a grip before he goes too far down the rabbit hole, he could have a mega-successful career. He’s obviously got the drive & work ethic, and he’s as or more talented than plenty of very successful entertainers. But it’ll take the right (sane) advisors and some stable family/friend relationships and no doubt therapy to get him there.

        • Sobaika

          I don’t think much of his voice or music, but he can definitely dance and he is a great drummer. But even the super talented aren’t able to translate their teen success into adult careers.

          Timberlake is one of the few exceptions, along with maybe Beyonce. They have something different: an ability to change with the times, good grasps on what makes them popular, a charisma that makes fans want to follow them, support systems, and a whole lot of calculation and risk-taking. I’m not sure Bieber has much of that.

          • twocee

            Yes, you nailed it. JT and Beyonce both have charisma and charm that makes them palatable to even people who don’t particularly like their music styles. It’s why they’ve been able to be so successful in multiple genres and platforms. And I think that was evident even early on.

          • Little_Olive

            I’m not sure either. But I think it comes very much form the fact that he has been marketed as that kind of product. Maybe they didn’t expect him to live over 15 minutes of fame so as to plan for a transition into “adulthood” -which appears to be what they are belatedly doing now.

            The tween-oriented marketing was so strong that adults rarely view him as an interesting performer, IMO. He does not have a product that a more adult audience would want to consume, either -Beyonce and JT did-. We’ll see what happens when he attempts the leap, releasing an ubersexual/rebellious song “a-la-Miley” to show that “I’m not a kid anymore”. (Ew).

        • aeb1986

          I agree! I think he’s talented (yes, I’m a fan so I’m slightly partial) but I think anyone who listens to his acoustic album would be pretty impressed with his voice. But there’s no denying he’s been acting like an entitled little brat for the past few months

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Agreed. DiCaprio never looked this young in his matinee idol days, and neither did Orlando Bloom.

        • Little_Olive

          Di Caprio!? Sorry, I think Leo stopped looking like a kid in The Departed. In his case it’s different though – the shape of his eyes, chin and nose, along with his light coloring, make the concept of *manly* somewhat wlusive for him.

          In Bieb’s case, there has been a deliberate attempt to portray him in a pre-pubescent, asexual (yet weirdly sexual) way.

          • Sobaika

            “In Bieb’s case, there has been a deliberate attempt to portray him in a pre-pubescent, asexual (yet weirdly sexual) way.”

            Right??? I’m glad that I’m not the only one who sees this. It’s very strange. But maybe it just skeeves out someone older, his fans love it.

            • Mismarker

              Since he chopped his hair a while back he’s looked a little “Boys Don’t Cry”, right? It is especially evident in any photo of him with Selena Gomez. To be clear, there is nothing wrong with this look, imo…just doesn’t make sense when considering the audience who listens to and buys his music.

            • RebeccaKW

              He does have feminine features, a very…soft face. His small frame doesn’t help either. And I agree, nothing wrong with his look, but seems odd given his target audience.

            • RebeccaKW

              I get a sense of that asexual but sexual thing with a lot of teens, and maybe it’s b/c they copy Bieber. Like, I don’t see any teens that look like pre-men. They all look like girls who haven’t hit puberty yet. Super skinny, longish hair, wearing skinny jeans. None of them look like they have to shave. It’s weird.

          • Pants_are_a_must

            And yet, you missed my point. I said DiCaprio never looked as young as Bieber does, not that he never looked young.

            • Little_Olive

              Yup, my bad.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Bieber is not Timberlake now, but they started from exactly the same point. I think people forget what a vapid little boystar Timberlake was when he was Bieber’s age, which is a testament to how well he managed the transition into adult stardom.

    • Jadine Wilson

      I cannot wait for this book to come out!

    • sablehunter

      “I’m very much in control”….Apparently not dude.

    • Isabel

      He needs to go on a year long vacation or retreat or rehab (or some sort of combo of the previous three) and regroup!

      • formerlyAnon

        What he needs (aside from professional help if there’s a substance abuse issue) is someone around who’d hold him to a late teen version of responsible, polite, considerate behavior whether he was working or on “a break”. Unless a real parent/parent figure is along, entourages & management teams don’t abound with such persons.

        I’m sure he would have NO IDEA what to do with himself on a year long break. He’s been working an adult schedule, with lots of touring, for years and years. And since he wouldn’t be making anyone involved with him any money during that time, the voices against such a thing would outweigh those for, I’m sure.

    • Apocalipstick Now Redux

      I can never get over how much much more feminine he looks than Kristen Stewart when she’s not wearing makeup.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/37TPKASIMXVUPYK5BNQFOL43KU Carina

      Ugh. That look…I can’t.

    • l_c_ann

      So the entitled douche (or his stylist) is too frickin’ cheap to buy a shirt made of woven fabric, but went with a printed plaid. They must have looked long and hard at the dollar store for that one.

    • nannypoo

      He looks worried. He should be.

    • tereliz

      Oh, just wook at him on his widdle motorcycle. Preshus!

      Seriously, though, this is the first I’ve seen of his amazingly culturally sensitive tattoo. Way to keep it classy, Bieboy.

    • Mary Saucier

      I am pretty sure that I have never heard a Justin Bieber song. I think that deserves a prize or something,

    • random_poster

      I’m up for the task. My sharpie’s ready to go. I’ll start with the one that will be delivered to my daughter.

    • MarTeaNi

      I’m still waiting for Baby Ice’s big “Cool as Ice” vanity project. It’s part of the life cycle of the manufactured celebrity and it’s going to be amazing. Riff Trax has probably pre-bought the rite to anything he films.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Trying to look like Vanilla Ice also makes you a douche.

      I can’t with him. He buys his own hype which makes him in the inner circle of Lord Douches such as Tom Cruise, Eddie Cibrian, and Kanye West. Queue the backlash in 3….2….1….

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        No backlash here. I’m almost irrationally enraged by this kid. Lord Douche, indeed.

      • NC_Meg

        I think he makes Kanye seem tolerable. He makes Tom Cruise look downright pleasant.

      • JasmineAM

        I know that Kanye can be an asshole, but damn is he talented.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

          There are loads of talented people that aren’t ass holes. The behavior is not warranted. And I’m with you, I love his music. =)

    • http://twitter.com/Mlle_D Donyelle

      Next headline in 4..3…2…1..”Justin has checked himself into rehab for exhaustion”

    • Mary Saucier

      I’m pretty sure that I have never heard a Justin Bieber song. That’s gotta deserve a prize or something, right?

      • StellaZafella

        Until you start hearing them in elevators…I still remember the first time I heard Hey Jude on Musak rising 50 floors in the BofA building in SF…30 years ago.

        • Coolekat

          Ha! I remember that, too.

        • Mary Saucier

          I’m not sure that I would recognize it for Justin Bieber even if I did hear it. but now I’m all sad thinking about Musak :(

    • Emily Smith

      Ugh he’s just…such an idiot too. I was just looking at this earlier http://imgur.com/gallery/UiQtd3F. I think it’s a combination of too much pressure and not having enough neurons firing upstairs.

    • Hetha Innis

      I can’t fucking wait to get my hands on your book. Fuck the biebs.

    • Roosevelt 85

      I am BITTER and CYNICAL kitten so I’ll just say all his “outburts” of late are really comical attempts to “rough-up” his image and do precisely that, transition to an adult pop star. His run-ins with the paps and “questionable friends” are adorable, inoffensive really. They make me want to say “awww, little Rachel Maddow tryin to act tuff.” I’m just not buying it. In fact, they seem right on time.

      • random_poster

        This would not surprise me at all.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Yea, but melting down in overalls and hammer pants? Boy, please.

    • Jecca2244

      Random, but I am a whee bit surprised they didn’t put either of the young Stark girls from GOT or Kiernan Shipka on the cover. I just maybe teens don’t watch either show.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        I don’t know if either has a lot of appeal for the teenaged demographic, to be honest. Is Mad Men really watched by high schoolers? As for the GoT girls, HBO seems to keep a tight lid on them, publicity-wise, and that’s not a bad idea.

    • SassieCassy

      that is just sad. he doesnt know what GERMAN is???

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Bieber is not Timberlake. I’m not a big fan of either of them, but Timberdouche at least has enough talent to be able to get by when he feels like being an ah-tist, which Bieber seems to lack. This kid’s gonna crash, and crash hard.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        I have to say, the Biebs is talented. I’m not sure Timberdouche was equally as talented at that age. Unfortunately the Biebs celebrity personality dominates his actual abilities.

    • Janet B

      My 16yo thinks he’s so hot, I think he looks like a 14 yo (except for his abs). Luckily she also thinks Matt Bomer is to die for, so there is hope for her.

      Looking forward to the press tour where all of your BK’s will be meeting up in real life.

    • Little_Olive

      “most of his shenanigans lately just sound like an outrageously entitled douchebag having temper tantrums”

      Well. The “I know who I am an am very much in control” line (bwahahahahah) gives you the reason.

    • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast janinedm

      At first I didn’t care, but then I heard about the monkey. Now, I’m riveted!

    • Mistie Holler

      Is the Chernobyl chapter going to be about ‘How To Dress For Your Celebrity Meltdown’?

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Every time I see a picture of him, I want to punch this little brat in the face.

    • MK03

      How long will it be until he stumbles into a Hollywood salon and shaves his head? Place your bets!

    • DaringMiss

      I personally don’t believe these little outbursts are genuine. His image has been crafted carefully, and since the “relationship” with Selena Gomez “ended”, they needed to continue to butch him up.

      Apparently, styling him to look like Rachel Maddow didn’t do the trick, so they decided to have him go the Russell Crowe route.

    • MilaXX

      Like Carl from The Walking Dead puberty & power can be a deadly mix. He needs fewer sycophants buying him fancy cars and more people telling him to put a damn shirt on and have a seat.

    • lobsterlen

      I blame Canada.

      • terpsichory

        They’re not even a real country, anyway!

        • Chantelle James

          We aren’t? I had no idea. Where have I been living all my life, then?

          I think that the thing that keeps him from being a bigger douche is the fact that he is Canadian. His parents were down-to-earth people and that helped him stay more grounded but now he’s turned into the biggest dick around.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I haven’t read any of the articles about Justin Bieber ever because I just don’t care. But I will say he is one cute kid.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      It makes me feel old to say it, but I honestly can’t with that child. On the other hand, I’m LIVING to read the book, especially the full Chernobyl!

    • Joyce VG

      Can’t stand “him.”

      • http://blog.mattalgren.com/ Matt Algren

        Why did you put the word him in quotation marks?

    • Jase Sherman

      So…nothing about the clothes he’s wearing? :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      Cannot wait for the book!

    • OrigamiRose

      I want your book *so* badly! :)

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      I love that he’s having a Britney moment. I hope he shaves his head next.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Can’t wait for the book. When does it come out?

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      Of late I’ve seen pics of this kid in diaper pants looking like Vanilla Ice Jr. Whoever is advising Bieber should find another line of work.

    • shopgirl716

      No one is telling him no, poor kid. It might be good to get some of these people out of their hermetically sealed little fame bubbles. Like that’s going to happen.

    • Sunraya

      Timber lake sounds like a decent human being with a great mom, who kept his head from getting too big. I heard an interview on Fresh Air. Bieber is a douchebag. That is the difference.

    • siriuslover

      We needed a grumpy cat meme at the end of this post.

    • BookishBren

      I quite literally just clicked on this to post that I couldn’t care LESS about anything Justin Beiber related. Can we just agree to ignore him from this point forward?

    • Chantelle James

      Oh wow. He sounds some kind of stupid (or stoned our of his mind). Stay classy, Bieber.

    • Daktari100

      He looks like a butch lesbian to me, and not even very butch.

    • Diego!

      OMG! This is hilarious! He looks EXACTLY THE SAME as Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry. You know, a girl in drag. I’m sorry if someone gets hurt, but it’s true.

      • Daktari100

        Yes! You are so right, except that Hillary Swank was more convincing as a guy. ; )

    • ccm800

      He is one good looking kid though. The cover is very nice.