Last Tuesday, it was reported that Justin Bieber was once again speeding in his Ferrari around his gated community in Calabasas, CA and that almost got him a butt kicking by the hands of former National Football League wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson who lives in the neighborhood and was leaving a party when Bieber sped pass him and his children. The way things are going Bieber is going to become the new James Dean.
James Dean is an iconic actor that starred in three movies in the 1950s East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. Dean is widely recognized for two things the first of which is his role in the movie Rebel Without a Cause. The other is his untimely death due to a car crash.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Dean on September 30th, 1955 was on his way to Salinas, CA for a race as he was a professional car racer in his spare time.
That day he was driving a Porsche 550 Spyder that he recently purchased for just this purpose. His mechanic Rolf Wütherich, who was a passenger in the car, recommended that Dean drive the car to Salinas to get more experience behind it, which Dean agreed with.
According to Biography.com, Dean was pulled over for speeding at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Due to this ticket, it was believed for many years that it Dean was speeding at the time of the crash. That was recently verified in a crash reconstruction by the people at in partnership with National Geographic.
It was found that Dean was going about 70-75 miles per an hour at the time of the accident, which was 20 miles per an hour over the speed limit of 55 M.P.H. Dean was only 24-years-old at the time of his death.
So, how is it that Bieber is the new James Dean?
According to CNN, Bieber’s Ferrari already killed one person. On New Year’s Day of this year one of his chronies friends was driving the car that day and was pulled over for speeding by police. A photographer spotted the car got out and took a picture. On the way back to his car he was struck by an SUV and was killed.
The sad part of this story is the fact that Dean wasn’t the last star to die in a auto accident going at a high rate of speed. That distinction goes to Jackass star Ryan Dunn.
Dunn at 3:30 a.m. on June 20th, 2011 was driving home with a friend after a night of drinking. Dunn was driving his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 when he lost control of his car, which then flew over a guardrail into a tree and burst into flames. Reports have Dunn had a blood alcohol level of 0.196 percent and was speeding at 132 M.P.H. at the time of the crash.
One of the problems is that the people that Bieber has surrounded hired people that are enabling his behavior.
According to TMZ, Justin Bieber’s security has told police that they have video from Tuesday that shows another person was behind the wheel of the Ferrari and not Bieber. The problem is that in addition to Johnson there were three other witnesses that also put Bieber behind the wheel.
So, be warned Bieber as it’s only a matter of time before you become the new James Dean if you keep on ignoring everyone.
By: Paul Kasprzak