In case you’ve been living under a rock that sits under another rock for the last few days, you know that Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami earlier this week. Since then, the media has been quick to poke fun at Bieber and his school-picture-worthy mugshot, and even we at Crushable couldn’t help but be happy to hear that Bieber’s increasingly bad decisions finally got him busted. But today Ariana Grande made us all feel like horrible humans by reminding us Bieber is a person, not a tabloid headline, and he needs help, not ridicule.
During a pre-Grammys interview with Mix 104.1, Ariana called out everyone who’s been quick to make jokes about Bieber’s arrest, stating, “I think it’s really serious. I’ve seen tweets of people making fun of the mug shot and all this stuff, and it’s so ignorant.” She went on to say believes Biebers antics have crossed the line from simply “screwing around” to “dangerous.”
But Ariana didn’t stop there. She went on to call Justin “the most visible and yet isolated human being I’ve ever met,” in a comment that actually made me feel sorry for Justin Bieber.
Personally, I could not agree more with Ariana’s comments. While much of the discussion around Justin’s arrest has been a battle between Beliebers and non-Beliebers debating whether his young age and insane amount of fame does or does not justify his actions, right now, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that Justin Bieber is an actual person, not just a tabloid headline, whose life is spinning out of control. And in those situations, the right thing to do is back off and hope the person gets help.
According to TMZ, Bieber is currently in Panama along with manager Scooter Braun, his friend Ryan Butler, and his mentor Usher. Hopefully these guys can give Justin the support he needs to get his life together and career back on track.
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