Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Justin Bieber, The New Lindsay Lohan?

I'd be remiss if I didn't blog all my rantings and ravings about Justin Bieber's series of incidents. I don't wnat to give Justin a free pass just because I have been busy. It seems while I have been involved with moving the past 12 months, Justin has been busy breaking the law and getting into trouble.

Starting back in February 2013, Justin was allegedly photographed with his "lil" friends, Za and Twist, and some blunts. In March he turned 19 and celebrated with underage drinking, showing up late for concerts, and collapsing on stage during a London concert. He returns to the US only to spit in a neighbor in the face when he complains to him about his wreckless driving in the neighborhood. In April 2013 the Swedish police find marijuana and a stun gun on his bus. In July 2013 he is videoed pissing in a mob bucket in a New York City nightclub kitchen...remind me not to eat there. In August 2013, there are a couple of club altercations. He take a little break in September.

In October he assaults a tour manager in a South Korean nightclub. In November 2013 there is a little sex scandal in which a woman photgraphs him allegedly spending the night with her and then he is caught coming out of a brothel in South got to hand it to him, the kid gets around. Later that month he is detained in Australia when they find weed on one of his entourage members. In December 2013 a girl passes out in his mansion while partying with Justin. In January, 2014, he gets in trouble for vandalism when he throws about two dozen eggs at a neighbor's house...I know I'd be pissed! Five days later the cops raid Justin's house over the egg incident and find drugs, Molly/Ectasy, but arrest Justin's "lil" friend, not him. While on Miami beach Justin is stopped for drag racing, fails a sobriety test and is arrested for a DUI. He resists arrest and is found to have an expired driver's license. And, just like Lindsay Lohan, he is out and about after a slap on the wrist.

Interestingly enough, Justin happens to be a Canadian citizen, unlike Lindsay. People here have gotten so fed up with him they have started a petition to get him deported. A petition of this kind requires 100,000 signatures for the US government to consider looking into the matter. Last I heard, Justin's petition has 255,740 signature to be exact. And, they want to revoke his green card. Here you go:

"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

Granted Justin committed these incidents literally all over the world, so no one place has his complete record, unlike Lindsay. But isn't it sad that all these young entertainers can think to do with their money is drink alcohol and do drugs? I haven't heard anything on Lindsay recently, and I hope that means she has been getting help to stay sober. It's sad stories like that of Cory Monteith and Philip Seymour Hoffman that should be a wake up call to everyone. Those who are addicted and the people who love them, should take action now. There have been too many memorials to say good bye, too many lives cut tragically short. Is this the best we can do...just stand by and say goodbye? Is there no good way to prevent these things from happening? People who are addicted to drugs are mentally incapacitated and can't make the decision to save themselves. They not only put their lives in danger, they put others' lives in danger. Instead of finding Hoffman and getting him help before he died with a needle in his arm, they are now busy, after the fact, looking for the people who gave him the drugs. Why can't drug rehab be mandatory for known addicts before they kill themselves? Maybe that's a simplistic way of thinking, but it's sickening to wake up and read about one death after another when these deaths could have been, should have been prevented.

Wake up Justin! You've been blessed with a lot of things in life, the most precious of which is life...and you are taking it for granted and throwing it away!

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