Justin Bieber Found Guilty

Justin Bieber Guilty

Even the courts can see that Justin Bieber is associating with bad company, as his  friend and rapper Lil Za was found guilty of drug possession. At present Lil Za, 20, faces anywhere from 4 months to 4 years in jail. Bieber is no longer the boy next door, especially since he has been under investigation for causing $20,000 worth of damage to his neighbors mansion in Calabasas, CA.

Bieber has experienced a lot of attention in the past, but only lately has he been under real scrutiny. Scandals from vandalism to prostitution, and now drag-racing and drug use can be tacked to Bieber’s media record.

For now the courts see Bieber as an alleged criminal. If his lawyers fail, then the list of felony crimes attributed to him are impressive. Baby-faced and on a green card, Bieber’s actions have inspired a “We the People” petition. So far the petition to revoke Bieber’s green card has received over 100,000 signatures. However, Seth Rogen’s negative twitter response to Bieber’s arrest on January 23rd received over 197,000 positive responses (people who favored the tweet or retweeted it).

The saying “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” proves its merit in Bieber’s case. America’s adopted sweetheart does not seem affected by his or his friend’s arrest. At present, Bieber has not even issued a statement regarding the potential 4 years jail time that his friend Lil Za may face.  The real dilemma lies in determining Bieber’s true innocence.

Bieber boasts a wide fan base of “Beliebers” from tweens to cougars. The issue with Bieber’s behavior is not only the level of harm it causes to himself, but the implications of his behavior as a role model.

Moreover, Bieber’s fans are extremely dedicated and fanatic. For example, in 2010 the home video of a 3-year-old fan crying about Bieber received over 29 million YouTube hits. The recent slew of alleged criminal activity in Bieber’s life threaten to poorly influence his large youth fan base. In the past, fanatics of other famous musicians have shown vulnerability to committing crime and self-harm.

Troubled Lost Prophet’s lead singer, Ian Watkins, used his fame to persuade fans to do drugs and commit crimes with him. Bieber is only playing in the minor leagues for criminal activity, but the goal should be for him to retire from the game on the whole.

All things aside, Bieber is still young. Police officers have described his home as similar to a frat house. This description is apt, as Bieber is in the frat age. According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, four out of 10 college aged males admitted to drinking 5 or more drinks in a row on an average drinking night. The college age is roughly 18-24, so Bieber falls right in there.

Just a few months from turning 20, Bieber is in an age where mistakes happen daily. Mistake is the hallmark of experience, after all. However there is a line to be crossed between ignorant mistake and unforgivable mistake. Bieber has yet to cross this line. Bieber is receiving a lot of heat for his tricky behavior, but he has still done a lot of charity work and provided child-friendly entertainment for the better part of his years.

Bieber should be given a chance to change, before he is found forever guilty as poor role model.

Editorial by Victoria Chuidian

Sources:

CNN

Washington Post

Reuters

Century Council Organization 

12 Responses to "Justin Bieber Found Guilty"

  1. John   February 2, 2014 at 5:35 am

    He came to Las Vegas and told the employees at an indoor skydiving place that he was richer than God and they should bow to him… He’s an arrogant prick not going thru “college years” or any other crap he knows the difference between right and wrong.

    The difference between the “old” bad influences and now is that people now ain’t taking that **** anymore 😛

    Ship him back in a box to Canada and revoke his green card!

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  2. jason   February 1, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Judy your stupid. You pulled the race card huh. Thats some old ass material. What di whites do to you that makes you judge so unfairly. Even black people who have been scrutinised and oppressed know this has nothing to do with race or ethnicity… let it go you sound like an idiot..

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    • The White Man   February 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

      It has everything to do with race. This country belongs to everyone more so the mexicans than anyone. Anyone who believes otherwise accepts not the truth and never will. Seek truth and you will find it. Deny it and just like in the Matrix you will remain asleep and one-sided.

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  3. Michael Peters   February 1, 2014 at 1:55 am

    It’d be in his best interest to get it out his system before he regrets it later in the grey bar hotel

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  4. Cindy   February 1, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Pretty positive that this isn’t a race issue Judy, but good job trying to pull that card. Regardless of age, and “stages” he may be going through, he is still a celeb that young girls look up to. There’s absolutely NO excuse for his actions, and he needs to straighten his act, since he’s supposed to be a role model to our future generation. He’s a spoiled rich teenager, who has no regard or respect for those he may hurt, and punishment should be served just as it would to ANY of us.

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  5. Philip Daniels   February 1, 2014 at 1:06 am

    He’s only 19, I grew up in a suburban neighborhood. “The Burbs'” … With access to the woods to have a beverage or a smoke of some sort, shopping center, then the new Liberty tree mall. We smoked our share and did some wild donuts in our cars, there’s no harm intended. They want street cred …. Think about Britney a few years ago, it’s hormones. Someone will put him in a cage for a little while, let him calm down. gr8t2cu man chill out !, “27”… It’s been a rough year, the Crue hanging it up, Allman Brothers will go their separate ways …

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  6. Bear   February 1, 2014 at 12:58 am

    He killings his own life, act like he untouchable its that money

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  7. Fae   February 1, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Unless I missed something Ian Watkins isn’t deceased. Rotting in prison hopefully to be a fatal victim of a shanking, but not dead. Yet.

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  8. Tim   February 1, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Why does the article title say Justin Bieber found guilty? It’s about an acquaintance. Are you missing the word “friend” from the title?

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    • David   February 1, 2014 at 8:24 am

      The inaccurate title is a shameless ploy to get people to read the article. Now I know to avoid Liberty Voice.

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  9. christian biebier..   February 1, 2014 at 12:41 am

    justin… why you do that thing… i am concerned with you
    bacause i one of your fance…

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  10. judy   February 1, 2014 at 12:28 am

    If he were latino he would have been gone long time aho but since hes not its ok to be bad

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