“First they love me then they hate me then they love me again” once rapped the Hip-Hop god Jay Z.
This seems to be the case of the 22-year-old Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber. Since his debut as a cute teen with adorable hair years ago, Bieber has morphed into the bad boy of pop music. Think of him as the white Chris Brown of sorts without the Rihanna episode.
Today he is vilified for walking around without a shirt and having many tattoos and the next day he is praised for putting out some of the best music presently. His fourth studio album ‘Purpose’ was widely praised and has sold 1.7 million copies in the United States alone.
When the music dies down and Justin Bieber goes around having a great time he suddenly becomes public number one again. It seems most of his fans and critics can only see him in a positive light when he is singing. The moment he drops the mic they start throwing stones at him.
Now Bieber is in the spotlight for associating himself with Sofia Richie, the 17-year-old daughter of music legend Lionel Richie. The two have been spending sometime together and it has been well documented on Twitter and by the paparazzi.
Justin Bieber’s own cult of fans notoriously known as Beliebersare not down with their god’s new love interest and they have been quite vocal about it. His Instagram comment section has been attacked with hate bombs.
The poor chap was disturbed by the negativity that he threatened to make his Instagram account private if the hating continued. “I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate. This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like” he wrote on his Instagram page.
Unfortunately that did not stop the Beliebers. His statement also attracted the comment of a popular ex-lover of his Selena Gomez. Adding fuel to the flame she wrote “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol — it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you. They were there for you before anyone.”
Since there is nothing as flammable as two former lovers arguing, Gomez’s statement led to a back and forth between the two. At the end of the day she apologized but that did not stopJustin Bieber from deleting his Instagram account that had 77 million followers.
Why can’t the world let Justin Bieber breathe? When he first came out the scene he was mocked for being soft and weak. Now that he is into the bad boy image the attacks still continue.
The world should get off the back of Justin Bieber and let him do him. He is a young man trying to find his way. Having a relationship with a 17-year-old girl might seem odd but I don’t see any pitchfork in front of Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s home?
Justin Bieber was once a child star who has successfully transitioned into a successful adult star. The trick that lies ahead of him is how he can grow for a man into a boy. All these hating and unnecessary comments from an ex-girlfriend are just drawing him back.