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From Rolling Stone’s website, an extract of an interview with Justin Bieber by Vanessa Grigoriadis:

He isn’t sure what political party he’d support if he was old enough to vote. “I’m not sure about the parties,” Bieber says. “But whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.” He does have a solid opinion on abortion. “I really don’t believe in abortion,” Bieber says. “It’s like killing a baby.” How about in cases of rape? “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

Shall we study this? An almost 17 year old (March 1st) who travels around the world–“whatever they have in Korea.” Missing his education seems to have been a problem. Now we’d like to ask him if he understands what’s happened in China.

He has no compassion for a rape victim who becomes pregnant. “…everything happens for a reason.”

Here’s the thing: he could have said that he didn’t believe in abortion, and that he couldn’t judge of cases of rape. He could have been more prepared on the subject of politics. But he wasn’t prepared for a professional interview, and this is the result.

What about the fact that he’s a kid, why not just leave him alone? The answer is that he wanted to be on the world stage, he wanted to be a celebrity, and that the world has rewarded him with millions and millions of dollars to leave school and be in our faces 24/7.

On the plus side, Justin Bieber may be a popular campaigner for the next Republican presidential candidate. They will have never had one so popular with the non-voting under agers.

Also on the website: Justin does not believe in pre-marital sex, and thinks America “is evil” because of its health care policies.

The full interview appears on Friday in Rolling Stone.

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8 replies to this post
  1. Wao! I never knew that thinking abortion is wrong — even if the pregnancy is the result of rape — is the same as “advocating crimes against women”! So rights are there only for the victim of rape: who takes care of the rights of the unborn baby? If my mother had been raped, I’d have still liked to be born…! What I am trying to say is that we have to analyse *case by case* and come up with an appropriate response that keeps *also* the unborn into the picture. Otherwise we are going to grow up more and more as a society of selfish individuals who care only about what suits them and little else! And let’s leave poor Justin Bieber alone! Kudos to Shannon!

  2. Oh God, everyone’s an intellectual giant on the internet but let’s get it straight this CHILD is an accurate representation of the vast majority of North America’s 16 year olds. I’m not fan of this kid but the hate people unleash on him is ridiculous. Teen Idols are nothing new. Rolling Stone, realizing the dwindling significance it has in our culture uses this kid to sell it’s mag to his brace-faced fans but tries to be “smart” by asking this teen pop star political questions which are land mines that most of us would find difficult to negotiate. What a f*cking set up! I don’t agree with his view but I realize he’s got some time to grow up and form an opinion based on life’s experiences.

  3. There is something very wrong with our nation/culture when a 16 year old kid becomes famous because of a hair style and even adults “worship” him. What does this say about our level of intelligence and what our values are as a society?

  4. He’s just exposed what a tiny brain he has. Filled with religiosity and not humanity or rights for others. Bet he hates gays too, but knows enough not to spout that. But advocating crimes toward women? No problem there.

  5. To be fair, I wasn’t real sure about the parties and had no idea what “they had” in Korea when I was 16, and I was in school! No doubt he will be suffiiciently skewered and fried for his answers that don’t jibe with mainstream entertainment standard answers, but hopefully most readers will realize that however famous he is, he can be given some slack because he is just a kid. And what is worse: a kid who doesn’t understand world geo-politics or cultural correctness yet, or a world of readers who looks to Justin Beiber for the answers to these important questions?

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