• Fri, Jun 29 2012

I Accidentally Caught Justin Bieber On Jay Leno The Other Night; I Still Don’t Get The Appeal

I realize I’m not Justin Bieber‘s core demographic when it comes to his fans. For starters, I’m an adult. Secondly, I actually like good music that is performed by artists and not some 16-year-old (or however the hell old the kid is now) who bounces around the stage with a microphone attached to his head in a vain attempt to prove he’s “serious” about his music or is about to ask “would you like fries with that?” Thirdly, he just comes off as a self-indulgent brat and I fear the day that I run into someone who genuinely likes him or his music, because I will then be forced to question their IQ.

Because I don’t listen to mainstream music, since I’d rather not subject my ears to whatever shit MTV is shoving down people’s throats these days, I ended up catching Bieber on Jay Leno the other night simply because I changed the channel to NBC too early. I was waiting for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon because, again, I’m an adult, I have taste and standards, and there’s no doubt that Jimmy Fallon and The Roots (I love you, Questlove) have more to offer the world than Bieber who, if we’re to be honest, is just a flash in the pan. Ever heard of Leif Garrett? Look him up and you’ll see Bieber’s future staring you in the face.

So there I am watching this kid and I’m so repulsed that this is what the state of music has evolved to, that I’m halfway between crying and throwing up. Is this kid a joke? Or is this supposed to be a serious performance? And what’s up with that hair and denim vest? Is that like a “look” now, because I’ve never seen it before and I live in fucking New York City where we know far more about style than the rest of the country and definitely more than Mr. Bieber ever will.

Here’s the fashionably and musically challenged kid performing “Boyfriend” on Jay Leno. If someone could explain why he’s rocking gloves meant for riding a bicycle, that would be great.

 

Photo: Dolobeats.com/NBC

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  • Msdumblydore

    I think I love you. Nay – I know I do.

  • KWalsh

    Ohmygosh. ugh. Seriously?? What is the appeal? I’d like to think that even 14-year-old me would be like “Seriously?” But who knows? I loved Lance Bass.

  • lucygoosey74

    Did you know that there’s a Justin Bieber singing toothbrush?!
    I bought it as a prank gift for my punk rock loving stepson.
    He responded by buying me Twilight themed journals.
    He may have won the battle, but I will win the war!

    • Amanda Chatel

      Amazing!

      I was also expecting way more “I hate you comments” from those Bieber people… guess I best try harder next time!

  • sam

    “Because I don’t listen to mainstream music, since I’d rather not subject my ears to whatever shit MTV is shoving down people’s throats these days, I ended up catching Bieber on Jay Leno the other night simply because I changed the channel to NBC too early. I was waiting for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon because, again, I’m an adult, I have taste and standards”

    Hahahaha…cool trolling, bro*.

    (I’m using ‘bro’ as a gender-neutral term. This is what a feminist looks like!)

  • Pam

    Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but for you to sit down and take time to write about how much you dislike him it shows how much of a ‘great” person you are. He will probably never even know your name. By the way the appeal is his story and how he uses his awesome music to touch lives. He helps alot of people realize that anything is possible no matter where you come from and that when you actually do reach your dreams there will always be people saying how terrible you are but it’s only because they want what you have. His style is something that expresses what he wants to wear, I’m from New York and I see plenty of people wearing similar things. So try and not generalize when you write. But like I said everyone has an opinion I love him because it’s a Belieber-thing.

  • Kaitlynn Wood

    Um, exusee me. You don’t know him. He’s a big brother, amazing boyfriend, inspiration to millions, grateful son to pattie and jeremy. Intelligent singer, actor,etc. He’s a very smart 18 year older, too. There’s nothing to hate about him.. Like really? Get over your selves.

  • whatever

    I’m sorry but how are you the mature one? Sitting there and writing bad stuff about a 18 year oød boy who have done nothing to you. Not everyone have to like what you like, what Justin is now to girls is what BSB N’sync and Beatles were for back in time. To be honnest Justin is not the worst that’s happend in the music, we have worse people like Rebecca Black, Flo Rida and Pitbull

    You don’t habe to like him but give the kid a little respect, he worked hard, he have real talent since he was found on youtube