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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Editor Wigs Out on Justin Bieber

I've been being nice. Haven't I been nice to our boy? By leaving him the f##k alone?

I've even ignored that Biebz looks like Sandy-haired Lil' Johnny from fifty f$%in' years ago, and what that says about the regressive state of our business culture.

But the fact that Justin grew up into the Lil' Johnny phenotype is mostly a coincidence. His words are not.

From Victoria News Daily:

"I really don't believe in abortion," Bieber said. "It's like killing a baby?"

[Editor's note: it is nothing like killing a baby. A baby is what you get when a fully formed fetus (or a preemie, if you're not so lucky) is expelled or removed from the woman's body, whether naturally or by caesarian section.]

'When asked if it was acceptable in cases of rape, he said: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason."'

Dude. No. Aw. "Everything happens for a reason???!?"

To be fair, I should cap this remark of his:

[Editor's addendum, 18 Feb.: Rolling Stone edited out the following phrase, which leads into the remark below: "I don't know how that would be a reason." Make of that what you will...]

"I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."

This belies a certain amount of compassion and intelligence. But when a sparkling, naive young man has no idea what power he wields, it can go flaming flappin' fire around like a gas line come out the wall... and I can't not rip on that form of irresponsibility.

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