Clarification: in a rockclub in Stockholm there is a note at the counter saying ”whenever you tip the waitress a Beiber-fan die” and that sure convinced me. I think Justin Biebers music suck, and his image kind of makes me wanna puke, but then again, I am not a 14 year old girl, and that is clearly his audience, and if he can make money on horny little girls just like Stephanie Meyers with Twilight, who gives a shit.
However when I see lazy, fat dudes with no ambitions sitting at a bar with crums of pizza on their bellies chuckling out loud with beer coming out of their nose ”Justin Bieber, what a pussy”, my response is ”really tough guy?”. Sure Biebers official persona is more gay and sleezy than Liberace and the Hanson brothers combined. But considering his achievements i wouldnt brag about how much greater I was unless I actually accomplished something.
When Justin grew up with a poor single mother he played hockey, fotball and chess with music on the side. Before he got his breakthrough at only fourteen he learned to play piano, drums, guitarr and trumpet. At 2007 he performed his music in front of an audience at a local competition, his mother filmed it and put it on Youtube, thats where it took of.
So already before he had his breakthrough he had accomplished more on his freetime without money or connections than most grown men have done in a lifetime. Most grown men cant do anything musical or anything else outside of what is required of them.
Most grown men would never dare to even speak in front of a big audience and wouldnt have anything to show if they did. Sure I laughed my ass off when i heard that Justin got in a fistfight with Orlando Bloom (twinks in combat), but most men have never even been in a fight at all.
So how do I know all this? Not being a devoted Belieber. The reason was actually an interview with him in a issue of mens health. The article was half a tribute and half a mockery about Justins person, which seems quite fair. But one thing struck me about the interview and made me intrigued. That was the fact that Justin really made an effort to show to the reporters that he is in fact manly.
He train martial arts, got some ink and also worked hard to build muscle and strenght. Ofcourse its nearly impossible for him to save his flamboyant image at this stage, but atleast he is trying. Most ”men” today dont seem to give a fuck. To put it in Jack Donovan terms ”he might be flamboyant, but not dishonourable flamboyant”.
Ofcourse Bieber is not a badass compared to the men I look up too. But compared to 90% of people I see around me and in popular media he is, and that should make us all worry about where masculinity is going!