Justin Bieber is arguably the world’s biggest pop star. He’s also one of the world’s most adored punk, as he is smart-mouthed, brash, entitled and unapologetic. But, you got to give credit where credit is due and Bieber has used his cheesy childhood fame and parlayed it into a profitable, (seemingly) lasting career. From peeing in a restaurant’s mop bucket to egging his neighbor’s house, the Biebs’ douchery has been well documented.
It’s incredible that such a well documented douche can continue to influence the zeitgeist in such profound ways. His new record, Purpose, and its singles “Where Are U Now?” and “What Do You Mean?” have been some of 2015’s hottest records. How can a guy who once left his pet monkey at a German airport still be considered cute and cuddly to a huge throng of adoring fans?
Some of the other offenses that put Bieber in the upper echelons of douchiness include (but are not limited to) customizing his Audi R8 with a horrendous cheetah print, groping an underage fan on the red carpet and having his bodyguards carry him up the Great Wall of China. Bieber isn’t the only pop star to act like a complete and utter douche, but he seems to be trying his best to be the king of the douches (apologies to Chris Brown a.k.a. C. Breezy, coincidentally a close personal friend of the Biebs).
Justin Bieber also has a douchey way with words. Throughout his career he has done his best to repeatedly place his foot in his mouth. Here are the Top 10 Douchiest Things Justin Bieber Has Ever Said.
10. Swagger Coach
Bieber is a pretty outlandish dresser. Sometimes he rocks pants that make it look like he’s carrying a large cookie in his drawers (see the above photo). The amazing thing is that Bieber has various stylists helping him select the tacky clothes that he’s often photographed in. Bieber is quoted as saying, “I have a swagger coach that helps me and teaches me different swaggerific things to do… He has helped me with my style and just putting different pieces together and being able to layer and stuff like that.” Although it’s nice that Bieber is introducing superfluous words like “swaggerific” to the lexicon, maybe it’s time for him to employ a new swag coach.
9. Bieber Or Die
In a years old Funny or Die video, Bieber is seen talking directly to camera, saying, “So remember, this is Bieber’s world. You’re just living in it. Bieber or die.” What in the world could be douchier than that? Bieber’s self-involvement and bad attitude is fully on display in the short clip. But maybe it is Bieber’s world and we’re just living in it. I mean, the kid’s 21 years old and has upwards of $200 million. Nonetheless, that doesn’t really give him the right to be a complete a**hole all the time. But let’s be honest, if the choice really came down to Bieber or die, a lot of people would probably choose the guillotine.
8. Biebs On Politics
In a 2011 Rolling Stone cover story, the Biebs showed off his political acumen (or lack thereof). After being asked which American political party he would affiliate himself with, the megastar was quoted saying, “I’m not sure about the parties. But whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.” So, Bieber clearly doesn’t know much about the difference between Republicans and Democrats and he also doesn’t seem to know the difference between North and South Korea.
To Bieber’s credit, he did say some fundamentally enlightening things about the differences between American and Canadian health care systems in the same piece.
7. Saturday And Then Sunday
In a March 2011 tweet, Bieber wrote, “Sunday comes after Saturday? Weird.” This seems like it may have been written after ingesting multiple blunts of high-grade marijuana. What is weird about how the week is structured? Is there a reason why Sunday should come before Saturday that we don’t know about? What would Bieber’s week look like? Where would Wednesday land? Is it also weird that December comes after November? Has Bieber transcended the time-space continuum? Can I get some of that weed he’s smoking? The quote masquerades as some deep, subtle observation but it completely fails to hold any water.
6. Fans Are Like Glasses
In a 2011 freestyle heard on Power 106 FM, Bieber got the opportunity to show off his rapping skills (which, in all honesty, aren’t that bad). During the freestyle, Bieber dropped a real gem though, rapping “My fans are like my glasses. Without them I’d be blurry.” Truly profound stuff. I guess his fans are also like his refrigerator because without them he’d probably be hungry. Bieber’s not a wordsmith by any stretch of any imagination, but the freestyle does show off his great sense of rhythm and his clearly developing flow. Nonetheless, it’s hard to overlook the bars about glasses and blurry eyes.
5. Your Girlfriend Wants The Biebs
In a particularly douchey tweet, Bieber once wrote, “Haters call me ‘gay,’ but their girlfriends want me more than them.” Well, that’s one way of dealing with online haters. In all honesty, Bieber’s probably right. I mean, the kid’s rich, handsome and talented. He’s on top of the world, what girl in her right mind wouldn’t want to strap themselves to the perpetually ascending rocket ship that is Bieber? But, Bieber shouldn’t be concerned with his haters or being called gay, he doesn’t need to stoop to that level.
4. Racist Bieber
In 2014, TMZ uncovered an old video of Bieber singing an altered version of his song “One Less Lonely Girl”, exchanging those lyrics for “One Less Lonely N—-r.” The highly offensive and incendiary clip also finds Bieber singing, “If I kill you, I’ll be part of the KKK, but there’ll be one less lonely n—-r.” Apparently, Bieber had discussed the video with mentor Usher who showed the pop star other historically racist videos to demonstrate just how out of pocket his behavior was. Bieber being a douche is one thing, but violent hate speech is a much stickier wicket indeed.
3. No Love For Clinton
In a video that appeared on YouTube in 2013, Bieber is seen urinating in a restaurant’s mop bucket before walking past a portrait of former President Bill Clinton and exclaiming, “F–k Bill Clinton!” It’s a series of senseless behavior that never got much explanation, perhaps we are left to assume that it’s just an example of Bieber (a kid) being Bieber (a kid). Nonetheless, the clip nearly made the Internet explode and Bieber’s behavior led to many gossip columnists asking if he had gone too far and irreparably damaged his career. In hindsight the incident didn’t really damage Bieber’s career or reputation at all.
2. Anne Frank House Debauchery
On a day off during a 2013 European tour, the Biebs and his team decided to visit the historic Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. While there, Bieber contributed to the visitor’s ledger, writing, “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” The entry caused a huge backlash and Bieber was accused of being hugely insensitive (which, he clearly was). The Internet reacted adversely to the selfish, clearly douchey passage, a justified response. Perhaps Bieber’s intentions were pure, he did take the time to visit the home after all. But, once again, his douchey mouth helped to shoot himself in the foot.
1. What’s Up With Rhode Island
In one of Bieber’s most perplexing tweets, he wrote, “why is Rhode Island nor a road or an island?” First of all, Rhode Island is technically partially an island, namely the beautiful city of Newport. Although the landmass and topography is primarily mainland, there are also island regions that owe to the name of the state. This seems like it could potentially be another case of Bieber tweeting while stoned (or maybe just uninformed). So, in response to Bieber’s goofy statement, Rhode Island is not one big road or island but it does include both roads and islands.