Now a few months ago I posted about the crazy antics of Amanda Bynes, but who would have expected this to happen to Justin Bieber? or did you?
Throughout last year and carrying onto into 2014, controversy has plagued Justin as he was alleged to have spat over balconies at his fans ,even called some of them names such as ‘beached whale’ and most recently was reported to have thrown eggs at his neighbours house in Calabasas.
Today however, it emerged that Justin was arrested in the morning at 4:09am local time in Miami after being pulled over in his yellow Lamborghini, when it appeared they were ‘drag racing’ and over the speed limit which is 30. He was initially arrested due to DUI (driving under influence) Alcohol/drugs and participating in a drag race. Having then appearing in court via a video link over the charges and the judge said the 19-year-old was charged with “driving under the influence – alcohol or drugs – resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired driving licence”. His bail bond was set at $2,500 (£1,500). Justin has since been released from jail.
Events and behaviour such as this appear to be expected of stars who become insanely famous and rich at a young age. As a result, the questions frequently asked is whether the person themselves are to blame, or the people around them. I definitely feel there is a problem both sides and they really need to be addressed for I feel that if not it could end horribly. As with the Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan situation, they have been constantly up and down in the media spotlight and were basically laughed at. Don’t these people really need help? Well last year after what appeared to be a car crash year for Amanda Bynes due to her erratic behaviour, she was finally taken into a rehab for mental health and has since come out and started at a university, appearing to be slowly getting her life back on track with the help of her family.
Can the same be done for Justin?
Justin Bieber first became well-known in 2008 when he was discovered by a talent manager called Scooter Braun (now his manager) when he came across some videos of Justin’s performances on YouTube. Then he was introduced to Usher (by Scooter Braun) and Usher was so impressed by Justin that he signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive L.A. Reid.
Since then Justin has caused a ‘Bieber fever’, gaining a worldwide following to which his fans have been dubbed the ‘Beliebers’ and has released 5 successful studio albums: My World , Under the Mistletoe , Believe , My Worlds: The Collection and Journals. And he has had a movie documenting his career so far called Never Say Never and Believe.
It is the same recognisable pattern with these young public figures who became too rich and famous at a young age – they need to be brought down to earth and don’t appear to be able to handle the wealth/popularity that they have.
I feel that he doesn’t seem to be taking what he has done seriously, as he could have badly injured (or even killed) somebody! I hope his parents actually step in and help him because he has lost his way. I think he perceives himself as invincible, what with all the money and popularity he has – but he isn’t. Also, I feel that he has still a lot of growing up to do and needs to treat his fans properly, because at the moment he doesn’t fill out as the perfect role model. It’s sad as I do feel he has some talent, and it is going to go to waste if he carries on this way. I am not saying that what he has done is excusable, but he needs help.
Question is, where will it go from here?