The article in my newspaper went so far as to title their piece “Why Justin Bieber was booed at the Billboard Awards (and probably deserved it).” Whoa. Harsh.
Unpopular opinion maybe but I feel a little sad about what’s happening to the Beebster. That age-old story of someone getting built up by the media and the public just for the blood-thirsty fun of eventually tearing them down.
I’m not a fan of his but I don’t hate the kid. Sure, he’s not the most responsible monkey owner but at least he was never arrested for harming his girlfriend (unlike someone else who did not get booed that night, but cheered, apparently).
What does this have to do with David? Doesn’t everything? lol
Seriously though, reading about all the negative press and public reaction that JB’s been getting lately, I can’t help but think (a) If David had gone the teen idol route Jive wanted him too after AI, that could very well be him being built up only to be torn down; and (b) That could still happen.
Not for topless airport shenanigans maybe, but some other more Davidish thing that we might find adorkably charming but the press and general public would have a field day with.
Because I really don’t believe Beebs is getting this reaction because of his behaviour… which is pretty tame in the grand scheme of showbiz “acting out” … or even his music, I think it’s more likely certain folks have just decided his 15 minutes are up. So they’re turning on him.
Adele was getting overexposed there for a while but she was wise to step out of the limelight… she knows it can burn.
This weekend, I also read a profile of actors Michael Shannon and Winona Ryder. The writer observed that:
“Whatever they do, someone tells them they should be doing something more. It’s as if, when a star reaches the level of being public property, everyone feels entitled to suggest renovations.”
Something David will have to get used to all over again come 2014.