Monday, February 13, 2012

Ticked at Bieber

I don't feel that I have to defend the fact that I watched Justin Bieber: Never Say Never this morning on Netflix. But I will say that I sometimes work better if there is some background noise, which is what I was after when I pressed play. He's an incredibly talented young man with an extraordinary story. But perhaps the most entertaining nugget about the movie was this review from an apparently angry and disgruntled middle aged man:

"Ok, real simple question. How old is he, like seventeen at the most? So what exactly does "never" mean to him anyway? I cant stand hearing people, especially him, talk about how persistent he was and how he never gave up in the face of adversity. What adversity? He made his first million before he was old enough to drive a car. Is he aware that there are people out there that have been trying to make it the music industry longer than he's been alive. Adversity is working a sixty hour week and still not having enough to pay the bills. Persevering in the face of adversity is finding the strength to work your fingers to the bone every day of your life for pack of ungrateful children and a menopausal spouse without turning into an alcoholic. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on whether or not they like his music. But, it is not a matter of opinion to say that he is abnormally famous and wealthy at a remarkably young age. In other words, everyone else has worked harder for less. He never said never?!?! Of course not, he didnt have time between getting potty trained and learning how to talk. Don't tell me about perseverance you little queer, a hard days work and a cold beer would literally kill you. Justin, by all means, enjoy your success, but never make the colossal mistake of forgetting what you really are, lucky and blessed. More so than almost anyone else on the entire planet...Seriously, just say "thank you" and quit acting like you spent the last thirty years curing cancer."

I think the question here, though he may have a point or two, is what was a cranky guy like him doing watching it in the first place? I bet he sent his kids to bed without dinner and then poured some scotch that night after he watched it.

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