His popularity is going down little at a time. Could it be because he's come of an age where looks recedes to the background and talent to the foreground? People are expecting some sort of talent from him, and if he doesn't deliver, they move on. I think he's made it as far as he has from luck and the "cuteness" factor that people like in teenage boys.
He'll be huge for years to come, guaranteed. Which is unfortunate.
If we're laughing at the way he looks now, just wait until the kids of twenty years from now will think of him.
I cringe at old photos of me in those big 1980s glasses.
The little girls who LOVE him will grow up and move on to more sophisticated music.
By that time Bieber will be too old for the new crop of young girls.
He will fall out of vogue by the time he is thirty.
New kids on the block where the biggest as was Britney.
The list of troubles linked to Justin Bieber's tour of Europe grew again after Swedish police said Thursday they had found drugs and a stun gun on the pop singer's bus.
No arrests were made since the bus was empty at the time, Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom told The Associated Press.
Police said they decided to act after smelling marijuana coming from inside the bus while it was parked outside the hotel where Bieber was staying in the capital. Drug officers searched the bus during the concert while Bieber was on stage, Bystrom said.
The Stockholm incident is the latest in Bieber's tumultuous European tour, which has included a monkey detention, a Holocaust museum furor and a health scare.
In Britain, the 19-year-old singer struggled with his breathing and fainted backstage at a London show. He was taken to a hospital, only to be caught on camera clashing with paparazzi.
The Canadian teenage idol had to leave his monkey in quarantine in Germany since he didn't have the necessary papers for the animal. Since then he decided he doesn't want the monkey so he just left it to the animal welfare people to find a home for it.
Bieber then became the focus of intense criticism in the Netherlands for writing an entry into a guestbook at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, saying he hoped the Jewish teenager, who died in a Nazi concentration camp, "would have been a Belieber" — or fan of his — if her fate had turned out differently.
The comment provoked a flood of comments on the museum's Facebook page, with many people criticizing the singer for gross insensitivity.
Since he's now legally an adult, all the shitty behavior that the press put a lid on (lest they bee seen as bullies) is now scrupulously reported. Bieber's douchebaggery is what's causing him to lose his "freshness."
Which is odd since douchebags are marketed as something that makes you fresh.
He's a modern-day Davey Jones but Davey was short-lived too.His new haircut is awful!
r14 - By 30?? Nah way. His expiry date will come much sooner than that. He'll be nearly done before he's 21, and living under a bridge by the time he's 25.
If he has some actual talent (I have no idea), maybe he could hide out for a few years and make a comeback. But unless he grows another head taller, he's still going to look like a toddler and not appeal to adults.
Was he always this short? Or was he appropriately sized when he first came on the scene?
If he wasn't always short, he's probably having a Napoleonic breakdown.
Mmmmm. Nothing hotter than a saggy diaper with a full load in it. His entourage is very wise to never question him.
He's already losing his popularity his CD sales are pretty poor and his concert grosses are nothinh to ride home about.
His predominantly teen girl fanbase also works against him, the only artist in music history with a predominantly teen girl fanbase who managed to have a long career at the top is Madonna. Remember in the 80s when EVERY teenage girl in the world dressed like her and idolized her?
But Madonna was smart to latch onto her growing gay fanbase and ride out the cultural wave of the late 80s/90s of bringing gay culture to the mainstream
Bieber probably doesn't even know how to spell the word culture
[quote]Bieber probably doesn't even know how to spell the word culture
He's an expert on the "16th Chapel" at the Vatican.
[quote]his concert grosses are nothinh to ride home about.
He looks like he's wearing pampers in that shot, absolutely ludicrous.
But..but...he is the Kurt Cobain of our time!
Damn, that's sad that you guys think just because a guy ain't 18 anymore, he loses his freshness and cuteness. I can tell you for a fact that's NOT true. Justin can hold onto his cuteness for years, maybe even decades. This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I'm 65 and I STILL get mistaken for 19 years old ALL the time. I mean, all of the time. That's because I work out, don't smoke and haven't had a drink since 1963.
Just the other day I was at the Tony Hawk skate-park skating shirtless, when I was spotted by my sister's grandson and his High School buds. After all of his buds complimented me on my mid-air 360 and skinny jeans, they asked my grand-nephew if I was his little brother. I was like "Nah bra, but we are family."
It sucks that some of you think being old means looking old. I'm 65 and I can't even imagine ever being called "sir." That sucks if that's the reality for some of you. Chin up, old bros.
r27 I wish everybody had your attitude.
The title of this thread got me to thinking about cleanliness. I'd really like to have everyone's thoughts about this:
Do you think Justin Bieber ever has to doo doo? I mean I just can't ever imagine him doing such a thing. You may say it's silly, because most of us have been taught that everyonee ddoo doos, but I can't believe there are no exceptions. In fact I've always thought that I should never have had to do it. From an early age I thought that. But it's been a burden.
But anyway, how clean do you think he is? Please give two answers. 1 for if you think he does doo doo and 1 for if you think he doesn't.
Because if he really does???? wow that would be a shame, but I could deal with it and I would hope he would be REALLY clean.
What do you guys think?
Haha.. I love R27 Abercrombiestud! My fave DL poster!
Hopefully Bieber will go the way of Vanilla Ice.
Someone please tell me R27 is kidding... otherwise W&W for R27, because that post certainly made me laugh til my sides hurt!
Of course Bieber does doo-doo, silly @ r29. What do you think he's been selling to his beliebers all this time?
[quote]His predominantly teen girl fanbase also works against him, the only artist in music history with a predominantly teen girl fanbase who managed to have a long career at the top is Madonna.
The original justin has been at the top for almost 20 years and he started out with teeny girls.
I've lost my pussy.
Did he ever get any schooling beyond 5th or 6th grade? He's made his parents rich beyond their dreams.
(R35) Please remove my name from the search committee.
He lost me when he peed in the bucket.
His fundamentalist mother sold him to Usher who has done with Bieber whatever he wanted: make money for Usher. Now there might have been a little hanky panky along the way but Bieber did not know that was not the norm; he just went along with it. So here is a white young man who has no idea what it is to be white, surrounded by blacks who use him for their needs (keep making money for me, boy). The Bieb will dwindle away, probably go into rehab, lay low for five years or so trying to figure out who he is, and then maybe,maybe start a new career san Usher.
It would help his freshness if we could just stick this little man in a Tupperware dish (as long as leave him enough wiggle room to be able to suck his thumb.)
How come Usher hasn't stepped in to tell Justin Bieber to cool out?
r19, it depends on who is around him when he crashes and burns. When some of those people realize their gravy train is now over, they might be honest with him. Then, he'll do the rehab stint and "Sorry I Fucked Up" talk show circuit.
If he plays his cards right, he might have a comeback.
I have a feeling Scooter is not in this for the long haul.
It's not the wigger, r3, or even the caricature, it's the punk ass aspect of the bad behaviour.
I'd argue that Mac Miller and MGK are also wigger caricatures who get in shit, but the response is different.
Because he's no longer "fresh", r41.
Shouldn't his run be about over any minute now?
For some DLers he lost his freshness when he reached puberty.
And I was like:
Baby,baby baby, OH
Like baby,baby,baby NOOOOO
Like baby,baby,baby OHHHHHH,thought you'd always be mine.