Recently, Justin Bieber set parental tongues a-waggin’ by dropping the f-bomb without saying a word. While shopping on Sunset Blvd. (holla Justin, give me a cawl next time) the Biebs was spotted wearing a t-shirt that said:
AND F**K HER TOO
CEE LO GREEN”
We may all recognize the poetry that is this lyric from the classic tune, “Fuck You.” Even despite the fact that this f-bomb was dropped in the name of art appreciation, though, panties among the worlds’ parents appear to have become knotted. From the website Cafe Mom, in a post titled “Shocking Justin Bieber T-Shirt Sends the Wrong Message:”
…wearing this shirt shows that Justin Bieber is forgetting something very, very important.
You’ve no doubt heard the saying, To whom much has been given, much is expected.
Well, there exists a pop star variation on this directive: To whom many billions of dollars have been given from the pockets of parents whose children are suffering from Bieber-fever, a little common courtesy is expected.
Here’s the thing: For better or worse, Justin Bieber is a trendsetter. Now all the kids are going to want to wear this shirt! And just in time for back-to-school, too. Great. I can’t think of a better way to make an impression on the new teacher.
So. What do you think? Is this a petulant shirking of his responsibilities as a teen pop star, or a sort-of-amusing, if highly orchestrated, rebellion from the Justin Bieber machine?