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Bieber Sells Out, Usher Acquires New Slave

March 10, 2010
By Tricia Velasquez BRONZE, San Francisco, California
Tricia Velasquez BRONZE, San Francisco, California
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Our national security has been breached. The last time we faced a threat as severe as this was during the Cold War when Soviet genius Robert Hansen infiltrated the C.I.A. However, a new danger has come to life that makes what Hansen did look like child’s play.

I am of course talking about Justin Bieber, that miniature Canadian package of death, destruction and despair.

All right, he might not be a Canadian spy attempting to stage a coup de grace during our current state of economic weakness, but I assure you, he’s the worst thing that has happened to our country since the assassination of JFK. While his crimes may not be trading confidential information to America’s enemies or assassinating presidents, they are just as severe--selling out.

Bieber made his debut in late 2007as a young and innocent YouTube star singing popular hip-hop songs in a cute prepubescent voice. At the time, this was all fine and good. America was founded on the principle that every man, woman, child and funny animal has the right to publicly humiliate themselves on YouTube, and I do need to give credit where credit is due--the kid is an exceptional singer. At age 13, Justin was on his was thalassic more views than laughing babies and Charlie, the finger biter.

Then disaster struck. Upon discovering Bieber’s talent, Justin Timberlake and Usher entered a battle of epic proportions for his soul--Usher beat out Timberlake, but it was clear that in actuality, Bieber is the true loser.

In October of 2008, Justin Bieber signed to Island Records and gave up his pride, his dignity and any chance he had at making good music.

So Bieber signed to Island Records and in one short year he had his first album released, My World. From the opening track of My World, “One Time,” it its clear that any aspiration Bieber had at being an artist were traded for fame, and in the immortal words of Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, “And lots of money…playa.” But the extent of decimation of Bieber’s potential and childhood innocence cannot be seen until you watch the video for this work of “art.”

The set up for the video--Bieber is “holding down the house” for Usher while he’s out--Bieber precedes to make a fool of himself for four minutes of awkward dancing wit h girls he doesn’t have a chance with. The reason he doesn’t have a shot with these girls is simple--no disrespect for J.B., but statutory rape is generally frowned upon in our society.

And as if this music video isn’t demeaning enough, Bieber was somehow convinced by his mentor Usher and Island Records to do a second video for another song on My World, “One Less Lonely Girl,” in which Bieber sets up a scavenger hunt for another girl who most likely isn’t legally allowed to have sexual intercourse with him.

The only thing more demeaning than Bieber making her a card that says “I will buy you expensive chocolate” is the undisputable fact that he is wearing pink lipstick.

I have immense respect for anyone who can sing half as well as Bieber. I am not simply hating on the kid because he is millions of years younger than me and probably already made more money than I will make in my lifetime. No, I hate on Bieber because he sold out. His future had potential that was squandered away in exchange for being bros with Usher. He is already an arrogant little twerp at the age of 15, I shudder to think what kind of “music” that narcissism will be putting out five years from now.

So, ladies, while you fall in love with Bieber’s manufactured and those puppy dog eyes of his and that cute smile, just know, you are the reason our parents get to proudly and defiantly name The Stones, Dylan, and Zeppelin as the greats of their time--while we’re stuck with embarrassingly mumbling Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Bieber as the greats of ours.

The author's comments:
I've always gone along with my friends, listening to their pop songs, and in-the-mo artists, but it's time I say what I really feel.

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This article has 19 comments.

Mizu-chan GOLD said...
on Oct. 23 2012 at 11:20 am
Mizu-chan GOLD, Sedro Woolley, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
You truly can't judge a book by its cover.

Guys, she isn't saying people should hate Bieber, nor is she specifically saying she hates him. What she says is that she respects his musical talent, but cannot bring herself to respect what he has done with it. He's making songs for other people rather than for himself, and it's not going to get him far in life. He could be, and should be, doing far more productive things with his life at this age. He's 15, and should be in school, not running through overcrowded audiences at concerts. One of his concerts resulted in a big number of girls being injured, and some even being trampled to death. One woman I heard about was made deaf by one of his concerts. At this time, his songs are doing more harm than good, he should slow down and just relax.

.Dimples said...
on Sep. 9 2012 at 9:47 pm
.Dimples, Long Beach, California
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I agree.

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 28 2012 at 12:48 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

This is great, just saying. You put into words what I could not.

on Apr. 30 2012 at 12:23 am
i_am_so_very_large_and_towering SILVER, Mililani, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?"

great article! was really funny and you made a great point:)

on Apr. 8 2012 at 7:47 pm
selenafan1 BRONZE, Freeport, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel it's warmth"
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutley ridiculous than absolutley boring"-Marilyn Monroe

I think a little constructive critisism is good, but this is just plain mean. Justin doesn't need people hating on him like this as he said on his YouTube videos he doesn't know why people hate on him but hatred are part o how he gets so many hits on YouTube because they comment and look at them. If you hate beiber so much why do you waste your time even talking about him!

asofnow GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2012 at 3:40 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

Personally, I listen to the music I like. But I respect other people's opion. (I don't really like JB) Your article was AMAZING! It was halarious!

on Apr. 8 2012 at 2:59 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

I was cracking up during this article. I love it!!! I have always been a Beiber fan, but this is hilarious!! I love the part when you talk about "One Less Lonely Girl," I am pretty sure that I died. I love you and your writing!!!!!


on Feb. 24 2012 at 9:55 am
SophiaCross SILVER, Plattsburgh, New York
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To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

This is awesome! You made a good point in a well-written, straight to the point manner. Keep it up!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:12 am
ZeeBYoung BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away from them, and you have their shoes. :)

Its "Bieber." Lol :)

LetLoveLive said...
on Feb. 7 2011 at 8:28 pm
Well you write really well, but you really need to stop crying and complaining about how much you hate Justin Bieber. No I am not defending Justin because I like his music and yes he does sing like a girl. But, Justin isn't a spoiled brat as everyone thinks he is. Justin has been through alot of stuff in life and you should really get to know him before you say things like this. But, i really love the way you stuck to the topic and didn't go off of it!:-)

WiseChild GOLD said...
on Oct. 28 2010 at 5:30 am
WiseChild GOLD, Kampala, North Carolina
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i can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

i suppose at some point he was just a regular, nice kid who mows lawns for extra money and has to be home in time for supper. there is some truth in what you're saying, he isn't our best youth representative. but i'd advise you to not waste your time on him. he's here today but he will be gone tomorrow...

on Aug. 23 2010 at 2:40 pm
tiredtoedlullabies SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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he should at least write his own songs.  and hes also really arrogant.  i mean i dont hate him, i think it takes guts to post something of you singing on youtube so that the whole world can hear you.  but when he starts making up words with his own name, like bieber blast, bieber fever, and belieber, thats when i start getting annoyed.

bieberfan said...
on Apr. 26 2010 at 9:08 am
I'm not so sure of what i think aboutthis really.

on Apr. 13 2010 at 9:52 pm
Devi1sAdvocate SILVER, West Branch, Iowa
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I generally don't follow Beiber, I don't hate him, I don't love him. (I don't even know if I spelled his last name correctly.) But your article was an eye-opener of all the selling of souls talented young stars do. And how quickly their talent goes down the drain. Really interesting point and awesome article.

on Apr. 13 2010 at 8:49 am
Thank you.!!!  I completely agree with you. Bieber has no talent. Well, after Canada heard of Miley they probably wanted us to now how they feel, so they sent us Justin Bieber. :( Which seriously sucks. I dont know why so many people think hes cute. Trust me, there are waaaaaay better looking celebs out there. Like Logan Lerman, he is one hot dude!!

on Apr. 6 2010 at 4:09 pm
shelbywearsprada33 BRONZE, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Ignorance Is NOT Bliss.

Those are NOT the greats of our times. Gah. Get taste.

123abc456def said...
on Apr. 6 2010 at 9:52 am
I agree completely. The fact that Justin Bieber used to sing well down right amazes me! If anyone finds the link, please post it!

on Mar. 25 2010 at 3:28 pm
magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
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"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

It's like you have a psychic connection to my brain. This is brilliant.

Did Justin Bieber used to sing well? This I have to hear.

on Mar. 22 2010 at 7:32 am
FunXsize3 BRONZE, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
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"Life is like a box of choclates"

harsh...but i can see what ur saying