A recent, spectacular Freshly Pressed post has put my brain into overdrive over the ridiculousness of the Biebalypse.
In case you have a life, let me get you caught up: Justin Bieber has not been behaving himself. He has been acting badly and making poor decisions. Why do we care? Not sure, other than years ago parents decided he was cute, bought their daughters a ton of tees and pillow cases with his photo on it and elevated him to “Role Model”.
Now that he is participating in behavior indicative of his age group [throwing eggs, drag racing, experimenting] and not acting the part of the shiny happy boy toy he was marketed to be, every one “wants their money back”.
If I had a Lamborghini and no parental supervision, would I be out racing? In a heartbeat. Isn’t that what they were created to do?
I was shocked to read this morning there is now a petition to deport Justin. Have you seen this ?
“We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug-abusing Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.” and
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,”
I am not a fan either. My point is this – Why him ? Why now?
Stop right there: Do not send me a comment yet. I am NOT condoning his behavior. I am questioning our attitude.
As a nation we not only pardon this type of behavior but an entire industry is based on it. No one ever admits to reading all the trash we see at the check-out lanes in the grocery store, but I guarantee millions of us are. We create the young celebrity monsters to amuse us and then are shocked when we have to clean up the mess. If we are going to ship out Justin, can we at least weed out afew others in the process?
I realize we cannot deport citizens. I am not one of those women who sit around and complain yet have nothing constructive to offer. We are a nation of great influence, I say we convince other countries to take a few of these as Ambassadors:
The Kardashians: Yes, the whole lot of them. The damage being done by The Bieb’s influence is nothing compared to my pre-teen’s new found acceptance of the idea of the “Practice Wedding” and “First Marriage” after Kim’s 72 day marathon commitment. Thanks.
Assignment: North Korea. Kim Jong Whats-his-face can parade them through his throngs of starving faces as a warning against the evils of the western world.
Kesha: Has anyone else out there had to fight with their child over what is appropriate attire based on what this chick wears?
Assignment: Japan. I think she’s popular over there already, and her wardrobe is a step up from the Harajuku Girl trend.
Miley Cirus: Just like Justin – a sweet and cute adolescent. Our girls grew up giggling at Hannah Montana and singing along to all the Disney-esque songs. Her latest song “Wrecking Ball” says so much !
Assignment: Turkey, combating the the human traffic/sex trade industry. Young, desperate girls are lured here from surrounding countries with the promise of work only to have them discover upon arrival they’ve been sold. Put a suit on, Miley!
Amanda Bynes and Lindsey Lohan: I am so tired of these two. I wish them well, I believe they are both in need of real help. I don’t understand what keeps them in the headlines other than their managers still sucking 10% off of them.
Assignment: Spokeswomen against child labor. Ship Amanda to India and Lindsey to Bangladesh and let them see what kids with real problems look like.
It’s a good start – then I’ll sign whatever petition you want !
So many things I will never understand about the world of high fashion, so what’s a girl to do?
Mock it !
I have a fasination with fashion mags and have wasted way too many hours wondering “Who wears this stuff & what fabulous lifestyle commands one to have such a wardrobe?”
Hope you enjoy a glimpse into how I read Vogue in my “Catwalk” section. My first entry, ‘Shopping’: