When most teenagers act out, parents are seen grabbing tissues and feeling a moment of despair. Bieber’s mom Pattie Mallette simply defends the eyebrow raising antics of her baby boy. The proud mama reflected about her son’s accomplishments,
“I mean, people don’t talk about all the great things he does every day. Every night before a show, he meets with Make-a-Wish kids. He goes to sick kids’ hospitals. He visits with them [and] takes his time. He gives back to charities.”
Is this merely a deflective protective stance? In supporting her son and his right decisions, enabling an ability to diminish his wrong? The ways of wrong seems to be a continuous path selected purposely by the mega-star:
- He was removed from a bar last week for reportedly, underage drinking
- He allowed a friend under the influence drive his vehicle
- Most recently and disgustingly, the teen titan was caught on footage relieving himself into a kitchen mop bucket, at a popular New York City Restaurant
Perhaps, this is the crux of stardom discovered early and not managed properly. Bieber’s mom Mallette seems to disagree and instead continues to defend bad decisions and questionable antics.
In this aspect, there could be a reflection of Britney Spears and her decidedly, unstable past. Her father stepped in to take custody and ever since, Spears has managed to survive and appears more successful now. The recent antics displayed by Amanda Bynes is showing a disconnect of stability and teens in Hollywood, yet little seems to be done about it.
Mallette instead insists she’s “not naive” and doesn’t agree with what her son is doing in the public image, but nevertheless, she knows he will “come out on top.” There may be a couple of other people who disagree with Mallette’s conclusion of her son.
Earlier this year, Usher- the star who discovered Bieber, talked to Ellen DeGeneres on the ‘Ellen’ show,
“I think all of us in some way have humble beginnings that pan out to be incredible and we hope that in his transition – as friends and family who have helped him be who he is – that he’ll continue to mature.”
Selena Gomez, former sweetheart of the Biebs, also mentioned in the spring that she worried about the mental stability of her once long-time love. A source close to the brunette beauty said,
“Selena thinks he needs help. She fears the strain of having so much attention on him could lead to a breakdown.”
This seems to be sad and reoccurring place in Hollywood when stars enter into the spotlight too quickly and too young. The once positive spin on Bieber is now becoming marred with what he is doing off stage.
It can be questioned if proper life coaching should be implemented as heavily as coaching for singing and choreography. Fame seems to be a heavy price many of the young stars are facing. There seems to be a mental disconnect as they attempt to handle fame, fortune and determining who they can trust versus who they should never trust.
Bieber’s mom Mallette can defend the antics of her son, but perhaps she should concentrate more on how to quietly embark on a path of healing for him. Malette supposedly is doing what she can,” My son is not a public figure to me, he is my son. I can’t predict what’s going to be in the headlines.”