Justin Bieber gave a heartfelt apology to his fans via video. It seems the Canadian singer is changing his ways in 2015, and apologized for his arrogant behavior recently. It comes after many have noticed that he has not been in the media for a lot of controversy lately.
It seems 2014 was his year for controversial acts, but getting in trouble with the law has helped him. Since 2015, he has barely been spotted in the media for something negative. This week he went out of his way to show that he can be a good role model again, possibly showing that he is growing up.
After his pre-recorded appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, he shared a video online. However, many people have questioned Bieber’s reasoning for sharing the video. It may have been due to how he appeared when talking to the legendary talk show host. He apologized for being arrogant on the show; both to fans and DeGeneres.
During the video, the 20-year-old singer explained that he has tried to be something he is not, as a way to cover his true feelings. However, it has caused a lot of trouble lately, and he has had a difficult time. He admitted that he found it difficult growing up in the music industry.
Bieber looked to give a heartfelt apology to his fans. There seemed to be genuine emotion behind his words, as he realizes the backlash he has received has been his own fault.
In the interview, he gave abrupt answers, often only using one word. It comes across as arrogant, and it makes him appear like he does not want to be there. When reports suggested that he seemed nervous, it led to the singer sharing the video to discuss matters with his “beliebers.” Tweeting the video, he even apologized for being nervous, which many find weird considering nerves have never seemed to bother him in the past.
DeGeneres did not seem to notice the nerves. In fact, she only had positive things to say about the Baby singer, saying that she is now a “belieber.”
Since the video was shared, fans have shared their own support for him. Many took to Twitter to tell him that they forgive him and are there for him. The hashtags DearJustin and WeDontJudgeYouJustin quickly started trending on the social media site.
There are some who believe that this is just another publicity stunt. After all, the singer has not been in the media much since the new year, except for the controversy over the Photoshopped images. Some suspect that this is just a way to get his name trending in the news again to make sure people do not forget him.
However, the video certainly looks genuine. There is emotion behind his words, and it is not easy growing up in the industry. He found fame at 14-years-old, and has made many silly mistakes as a child and young adult. It looks as though he is trying to make amends, and Bieber’s heartfelt video apologizing to his fans is the first step.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham
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