Beibs you let me down. I stood up for you man, dumb stunt after dumb stunt and again. When it got all cool to bash you and your success here in your home country, I would say, hey – lay off the kid. This is a talented Canadian teen. He is a truckload of Canadian talent & he’s representing us. Why do you have to tear him down; we should have his back. Canadians stand united even on the pop front.
To be honest, I didn’t get a lot of response. Probably because I’m older than dirt, and the kids still behave with a little respect for their elders. If I didn’t get them to think about it for a minute, they at least, had the good graces to laugh derisively behind my back. For sure they didn’t stand over me and blow spit on my face.
I can’t defend you any more kid, and believe me, despite your birth certificate saying you are now over 18 years old, you are very much still a kid. You are a kid who needs a good kick in the get-it-together back pockets. So do all of your “handlers”, because once again, despite all the “love” we’ve seen them declare for you, none of them actually practised it. It’s pretty clear that guiding and growing you into a decent person was nowhere in the plan to cash-in on the star.
So once again, we get to watch another pool of talent ride the tide into the ocean of too rich, too soon, too cool for school, I’mma be gangsta joke. Same ‘ol, same ‘ol. Now you’ve even got jail cred. Sweet. How cool is that?
It’s not cool. It’s as uncool as you pissing into a janitor’s cleaning bucket. It’s as uncool as you egging your neighbour’s house. As uncool as anyone who is in deep trouble and needs someone, anyone, to drag you back up from the sewage for air.
You got dragged into it as an unprotected young kid, and it’s desperately sad that you grew into all the issues that bring these take-downs, but now that you are on your own, and technically an adult, you have to take your own hard look in the mirror. It would be great if even those folks paying you the big bucks, or saying they care about you, would finally tell it to you straight.
But, they won’t. Not if history with the other fallen teen angels is any indication. Just like how you got here, you’re on your own for the rest of this ride. It’s up to you to now. You’ll need to go somewhere, call someone, or go find a genuine friend who still cares about your genuine success as a person in life. You will need to do that to get yourself back to a place that truly cradles your talents, hopes, and beliefs.
Judging from the kiss-off you gave to the press as you left jail, I doubt you’ll do something like that any time soon, but I really hope you do Justin. As a mother, and a Canadian who was proud of another huge achiever from the true North strong and free, I wish for you a far happier and a most definitely real life. I would love to be able to say again, hey – that kid is an amazing Canadian.
For now, you are no longer a talented Canadian kid who followed his passion. For now, you are only a terribly sad example of what not to be. And for God’s sake, wipe that smile off of your face – it’s a mug shot!