bill-swift - May 16, 2013
It's official: Americans hate Justin Bieber. Overwhelmingly. Public Policy Polling, one of those places that gather statistics, asked people their opinions of the current wave of crappy pop stars like Biebs, Taylor Swift, etc. Bieber scored the worst at 54% unlikeable, only a 20% likeable, and the rest of the people didn't give enough of a crap about him to hate him or love him. What's interesting is that these numbers were consistent across political party lines. Hating Biebs might just be the issue that can bring us together as a nation. It isn't just here in America. I've been doing guest spots on Toronto's The Dean Blundell morning show on 102.1 The Edge for our sister site What Would Tyler Durden Do? and they tell me that Biebs is considered a national tragedy in Canada. Still, if people hate him so much why does he sell out concerts and get multi-platinum albums?
I think it's two things: 1) The polls probably asked mostly adults and not the tweens that love the little douche. 2) People are lying. Bieber reminds my of Vanilla Ice in a way. When I was in eighth grade, Vanilla Ice sold millions of records, won a Grammy, and was the biggest star of 1990. But everyone claimed to hate him at the time. So, how can he sell all of those albums if everyone despises him? It isn't possible. Obviously people are embarrassed of their love of the Biebs. He's a guilty pleasure like Twinkies or heroin. Look, if you like Justin Bieber just admit it. I'm going to judge you for it but at least you aren't a hypocrite.
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