It’s a dark time when even Justin Bieber‘s mom has given up on him, but apparently that day is today — Wednesday, January 22nd.
Remember this moment, because it’s the day that Pattie Mallette turned to the people of the world and admitted that she let her son slip through her fingers. Up until this point, I was hopeful that someone in the world was parenting Bieber, whether it be his mom or his Scooter Braun, but I’m dismayed to find that apparently we’re just leaving it up to ‘ol Jesus:
“I think so many people go into the entertainment industry with amazing Christian roots and they go in with the right morals and they get influenced somehow. I ask that people keep me and Justin in their minds. I pray for him every day.”
Okay that’s great and all, but maybe you could try speaking to him every day? I don’t think ‘let go and let God’ is intended to be a parenting motto.
And even if I’m wrong and it is, I feel like there are more fail-safe methods, right? Prayer obviously works for some people, like for example Katy Perry, when she asked for bigger boobs, but sometimes I feel like things get lost in translation. I mean God has a LOT of things to do, so even if you send him the message, “Please keep my son Justin safe from harm,” by the time it gets to the Big Man Upstairs, it might sound like, “Please keep my son Justin un-chafed by charms.” And then Justin will spend the rest of his days with a mysterious wrist-invisibility to jangly bracelets…but still spend him time egging houses and flirting with jail. You gotta think these things through.
“If Justin’s struggling, don’t kick him when he’s down or condemn him — pray for him.”
I mean I will take your advice, Pattie, because I’m at the end of my rope the same as you are. I just feel like you could’ve maybe avoided this situation by grounding him a couple times instead of waiting for a higher power to do it.
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