In “things that apparently happened” news, a lot of people are saying that Justin Bieber was booed while accepting his Milestone Award at the Billboard Music Awards last night. Maybe my hearing isn’t as good as it was in my youth, or maybe I’m just not very good at differentiating cheers from jeers (unless it’s in TV Guide), but I didn’t quite hear it. I’m also a little surprised that the person who supposedly got booed was Justin Bieber and not Miguel, who will forever be known as the guy who landed on someone’s neck and continued singing.
The other thing that surprises me about this apparent booing incident is that Justin was supposedly booed before he made that speech of his (more on that in a minute). So that leaves a few of possibilities for why people felt the need to boo. One, they were all hired by Mally the monkey. Two, it was all Taylor Swift booing in different accents. Or three, it was because of those pants. Seriously, what was the deal with those pants? It was like a skirt with leggings attached. And they seemed to get droopier and droopier as the night went on, either out of sadness or because he was storing his awards in there.
I suppose the ensuing speech occurred because of the booing, since Justin accepted another award earlier in the night and made it short and sweet. But not this time. This time there was a lot of talk about being a 19-year-old artist and wanting to be taken seriously for his “craft.” Oh, and Jesus Christ. Thankfully Justin had the manners to remove his indoor sunglasses when he mentioned Jesus. Because you know Jesus already doesn’t get enough respect, what with only being mentioned at every award show and sporting event. He just doesn’t get enough credit for his 19-year-old pop star work, and you know he was sitting at home in his easy chair thinking to himself, “That 19-year-old artist better take his sunglasses off when he thanks me.”
You can watch Justin’s speech below, and please, if you happen to have dog hearing, let me know if you can make out the booing amongst all the girl screams.