The ego has landed

It must be tough being a celebrity.

I mean, the perks are good, but at the same time there are drawbacks- paparazzi chasing you, lack of privacy, personal life treated as entertainment, the fact if you’re seen with a member of the opposite sex it’s assumed you’re dating them and having to watch what you say at all times.

Worst of all, especially for younger celebs is keeping things in perspective. I mean, if you’re constantly getting whatever you want and being told how amazing you are, it’s gonna mess with your head. It’s why so many celebrities end up doing weird stuff, because from an early age they’re told their amazing and people bend over backwards to make their life as easy as possible.

Usually this is just weird habits or some minor lawbreaking, but sooner or later a celeb will make the big mistake. They will make some kind of statement which reveals how shockingly out of touch they are with the world, leaving them open to ridicule and looking at best stupid, and at worse horribly self-involved.

For example, who can forget Mariah Carey’s clanger:

Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.


Recently teen sensation Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Fair enough, it’s one of the cities major historical sights and worth checking out in order to pay your respects to Anne and the others who hid there, along with the courage of those who helped her and a reminder of the horrors which were perpetrated in the last city.

I visited it a few years back and it’s a sobering and humbling place. It hammers home the horrors of the Holocaust and how tough the time in hiding must have been for them. It also makes you think about how something like this should never be allowed to happen again.

So Bieber visited and stopped to write in the guest book on the way out. He wrote:

Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl.

Promising start, well done, Justin. Now bring it home. The next word is “hopefully”. What can the teen idol have hoped for? That Anne was reunited with her family in the afterlife and found peace? That this kind of horror never happens again? That we can all learn from Anne’s story and move past our differences in beliefs or race and work towards a world where all people live in harmony together? Tell us Justin, what does your heart wish about Anne Frank:

Hopefully she would have been a belieber. 


He was so close.

What started out nicely then nose dives into a statement of supreme inanity and which smacks of self-involvement.

Confronted with such a heartbreaking story it seems that Justin still brings it right back to being about him, which, unsurprisingly has irked quite a few people.

The thing is while he may have legions of Beliebers around the world, there’s as many people who dislike Justin Bieber. Personally, while I’m not a fan of his music and haven’t warmed to him through his interviews and stuff, I just don’t see the point in tearing into him at every opportunity. I’ve even defended him in the past.


Part of why people dislike him is, I think, down to his fans, who are obsessed to a frankly terrifying level and who are irritating as all hell on social networking sites like Tumblr and Twitter due to their adolescent bleating and tendency to attack like rabid dogs over the most trivial of slights.

This whole story is just going to add fuel to the fire of the anti-Bieber group, and it tips him closer to douche territory. I mean, what the hell does that have to do with anything?

It was such a daft thing to write, does he mean if she was alive now? Or if she’d survived the holocaust? Because she’d be 84 this summer and I don’t think that’s really his demographic.

It just kind of makes you wonder if maybe, getting famous so young is already starting to mess with Bieber’s mind and should act as a warning to parents out there to wait until they’re kids grow up before nudging them into the spotlight. Although by now you’d have thought that message would have got through to most people.

Or if you do have a famous kid make sure there’s always there to give them shit, in order to keep them grounded.

Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.


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