Bieber Ego “Off the Charts”

You're not as cool and brooding as you think, Biebs (Instagram)

You’re not as cool and brooding as you think, Biebs (Instagram)

To say that bratty pop star Justin Bieber has worn out his welcome with me—and countless others—would be an understatement. No matter what he does, where he goes, what he says or what he posts online, the media simply cannot get enough of him and, unfortunately, this means we all have to suffer as a result.

Thanks to Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes for taking a break from the spotlight, by the way. All I’ve heard recently is that Lohan will appear as a guest star on the April 14th episode of CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, while Bynes seems to be getting her life back together. And trust me… this is all I need to know given their excessive media saturation these last few years.

Sadly, the same cannot be said for Justin.

Bieber’s latest ego-driven exploits involve some images he recently posted to his Instagram account. The first shows him in a white t-shirt with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth as he gazes off into the distance—his rather large and presumably expensive watch in the forefront.

The second image—which Bieber obviously emulated in his own photo—is of actor and cult icon James Dean. And in his own photo’s caption, Bieber makes his intentions very clear: “This is James Dean inspired. Don’t ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don’t.”

James Dean knew "cool" (Getty Images)

James Dean knew “cool” (Getty Images)

Maybe not, but you smoke weed like it’s going out of style and have been known to toss eggs at neighbors’ homes. And don’t even get me started on all the jackass behavior in the deposition video leaked by TMZ earlier this month—the one where he was asked about one of his bodyguards allegedly beating up a photographer. That made it crystal clear just how arrogant, disrespectful and entitled “Biebs” really is… even though it seems to have had little effect on his fan base (i.e. prepubescent tweens who likely don’t know any better).

Of course, there could be a connection between Justin Bieber and James Dean later. I know this sounds terrible, but Dean died tragically in an automobile accident at the age of 24. And if Bieber doesn’t shape up soon, there is always a chance he could go down the same road, in a manner of speaking. If this happens, though, I know one thing that will be different: Bieber will never be a cult icon like James Dean.

After all—and as they say in the Highlander film franchise—“there can be only one.” And that “one” ain’t you, Justin. I can promise you that.

Posted on March 25, 2014, in Music, Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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