Do you hate Justin Bieber? For all of his musical talent, The Biebs definitely seems to embody a lot of qualities that people would associate with a total jerk. Whether it’s his various run-ins with the law, incidents like egging his neighbour’s house or peeing in mop buckets, it seems like Bieber is never running out of new ways to piss people off. Do you love Bieber? You might love him a lot less by the end of the list. Two prominent members of society have even had enough run-ins with Bieber to warrant two mentions on the list, so be prepared to love them a lot more too.
That being said, you might hate Bieber, and that’s just based off what you read about him. Imagine actually having to know the guy. One person on our list even had the unfortunate pleasure of living in the same neighborhood as The Biebs. He decided to settle their dispute by slamming Bieber’s bodyguard, so he’s got that going for him. Then there’s the time Bieber went after Orlando Bloom in a nightclub, that’s worth mentioning. But even that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Get ready to learn about Michelle Obama‘s opinion on Bieber, and to top it all off, you get to hear Jon Hamm call him a ****head. Know people on your friends list who hate Bieber? (Of course you do). Feel free to share this list and have 20 bonafide reasons ready to go when someone says, “how could anyone hate Bieber?”
20. Seth Rogen
There is no doubt that Seth is one of the funniest people in Hollywood, so when he tweeted out “All Jokes Aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit,” you can understand why people laughed and then quickly favorited and retweeted it everywhere.
That’s far from the only time that Seth has had harsh words for Bieber though. When he was on The Howard Stern Show, Rogen described the experience with Bieber as being less than pleasant. “He’s a good example of someone you meet, who you think you’re going to hate, and then you get to hate him as much as you thought…You meet him, and he lives up to every one of your expectations of how you hope he will be.”
Given how hilarious Seth must be when he is hanging out with his close friends, you can only imagine how awkward it would feel hanging around him when he is clearly just thinking about how big of a loser you are.
If you’re interested in another intriguing Seth story, below is also the tale of the first two times he met Bieber, where shockingly Bieber also came off as being a giant d*ck.
19. Patrick Carney
Patrick Carney is the incredibly talented drummer from The Black Keys, and while you may not recognize the name, you’ll be amazed at the heat that came from his feud with Bieber. The first incident occurred back in February of 2013, when Patrick was approached by a reporter for TMZ and asked his opinion on whether Bieber should feel snubbed that he did not earn a Grammy nomination.
Carney responded, “Grammys are for music, not for the money, and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.”
While it’s an innocent enough remark, the implication is clearly that Bieber just makes his music for the money.
That earned the scorn of Bieber, who tweeted back, “The Black Keys drummer should be slapped around haha.” If this wasn’t immature enough, this also started the unleashing of rabid Beliebers everywhere who went after Carney stating things ranging from “I really wanna kill you NOW” and “U Sucks L this is what happen if you mess with beliebers.”
Oh dear. Having to deal with that on Twitter all day is a damn good reason to hate Bieber.
18. Jon Hamm
When it comes to classy gentleman, no look further than Jon Hamm. But to be fair, even if he did do un-classy things after having made his career playing Don Draper, people would still probably think he’s respectable. Jon did not shy away when he was going after Bieber during an interview with Men’s Heath.
“Look at Bieber or whoever. You’re like, ‘What the ****, man? What are you doing? Why?’ There’s no one telling those people no, and it’s a shame. Is there a mom or a dad or a really good friend who can say, ‘Hey, ****head!’ You see people in the world and you’re like, ‘Do you know how a washing machine works? Do you know how to wash a dish?’”
While it was clear that Jon was calling out everyone that he thought was a little ****, it’s still pretty insulting to open up that rant by calling out the Biebs. Though, to be fair, with his salary and massive entourage (which you’ll learn more about below), Bieber probably doesn’t need to know how a washing machine works.
17. Joel McHale
Joel McHale made a career for himself playing a variety of funny characters, perhaps most notably Jeff Winger on the TV series Community. Yet there was nothing funny about the prank that Bieber pulled when he decided to egg a neighbor’s house. Joel was on the Conan O’Brien show and was asked about why Bieber would do something like that.
“Because he’s a ******* idiot. I feel like he’s got all those guys around him; he’s just running out of things to do. He’s so rich and so successful that they’re like, ‘Well, what do you want to do?’ and he’s like, ‘Let’s shave a dog, what do you want to do?’”
Given that the questions are prepared prior to the show, you can imagine Joel was just waiting for an opportunity to unleash on the world his opinion of just how stupid Bieber is. It’s not like he’s wrong though. Money clearly does not buy brains.
16. Marg Helgenberger
Many people were not super pleased to hear that 17-year-old Justin Bieber was going to be on an episode of CSI. They were much happier when they found out that he was going to be killed off in the episode. As you can imagine, being on the show led to much of the cast, including star Marg Helgenberger, to talk about her experience working alongside the music icon.
“He had never acted before. I shouldn’t be saying this, but he’s kind of a brat. He was actually very nice to me, but he locked one of the producers in the closet. And he put his fist through a cake that was on the table.”
I don’t know what the possible context could be for doing either of those things, but I imagine the production assistant that got locked away could also have a spot on this list.
Bieber fired back against the remarks that he was a brat, stating “It’s kinda lame when someone you met briefly and never worked with comments on you…I will continue to wish them luck and be kind.”
15. Ronda Rousey
When it comes to people that you don’t want to piss off, how about one of the most accomplished female fighters of all time? Ronda Rousey opened up in an interview with Cosmo about an incident back when Bieber was a super huge jerk to her and her sister.
“Justin Bieber was over there taking some pictures with some ladies. [Julia] suddenly got really excited. ‘Do you think he’d wanna take a picture with me? Do you think you’d want to?’ I was like, ‘Sure, Julie, don’t worry about it. Everyone’s taking pictures today. Don’t feel bad at all. I mean, look him, he’s a sweetheart.’ I walked over there and said, ‘Excuse me.’ Then he turned to me and said, ‘I’ve already taken a billion pictures today, okay?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, but…’ And he turned to me and said, ‘A billion’ and walks off and totally snubbed my little sister.”
She ended the interview by stating how both she and her sister are no longer Beliebers and that they have no intention of hanging out with the pop star.
14. Selena Gomez
As anyone can imagine with an on-again, off-again relationship, there must be some periods of intense love, but also some real hate and tough times as well. After Gomez’s relationship with Bieber ended for the first time, she was sitting down on Late Night with David Letterman, when Letterman stated that the last time he and Bieber had interacted, Letterman had done something that made Bieber cry. Gomez was quick to quip back “Well, that makes two of us!”
Definitely a funny joke, but the last thing you want to be doing to an army of Beliebers is admit that you hurt their precious Justin! Clearly their breakup wasn’t anything that couldn’t be wiped away by a few hundred dollar bills, but even if Gomez doesn’t hate him now, you can definitely imagine there were some nights when he drove her up the wall.
13. Michelle Obama
There is no shortage of examples in which Justin Bieber has been absolutely disrespectful. In fact, it got to such a point that there was a petition going around trying to get Justin Bieber deported from America and back to Canada (eh!). As you can imagine, one reporter decided to go to Michelle Obama and ask her opinion on Bieber, and while she didn’t exactly call him a jerk, she did have some pretty strong advice on the matter in regards to the role his Mom should be playing.
“I don’t know if it would be advice as much as action. I would be very present in his life right now. And I would be probably with him a good chunk of the time, just there to talk, to figure out what’s going on in his head, to figure out who’s in his life and who’s not, you know.”
So at least we know that if Michelle’s kids start egging houses when they got older, she’s going to step in and put an end to it.
12. Drake Bell
Drake Bell has made a name for himself both as an actor and as a musical artist. While his musical talent is not nearly quite as acclaimed as the Biebs’, that hasn’t stopped Drake from attacking Bieber over social media on several occasions. Perhaps the most prominent example was when Drake tweeted out “Justin Bieber is 5’6″, now I understand why you guys love him!! He is the same height as all you 12-year-olds! I totally get it now sorry guys.”
Drake’s also come out and attacked Bieber stating that it is unlikely he does his own writing and that he has very shiny lips (a bit of a weirder insult…but okay).
As you can imagine, there aren’t many people out there that wouldn’t be quick to agree with Drake’s attacking of the Biebs. He just has to watch out for a wrathful group of 5’6″ Beliebers!
11. Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has been an acclaimed musician since his band Bon Jovi was formed back in 1983. Needless to say, if you’re going to trust anyone’s opinion on music, it’ll probably be Bon Jovi’s. There was a concert in London at which Bieber was scheduled to perform, but there were constant reports of Bieber appearing late for multiple showings. Bon Jovi was asked his opinion on the matter, and he very bluntly stated:
“Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new. They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives. Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool — you’re an asshole. Go to ******’ work!”
10. Olivia Wilde
Whether you can see it or not, there are many people out there that view Justin Bieber as being somewhat of a sex-symbol. As you learned from Patrick Carney, they’re also an incredibly passionate group of fans. So when Olivia Wilde tweeted out “Bieber, put your ******* shirt on. (unless you lost all your shirts in a fire in which my condolences and please purchase a new shirt),” you can imagine it earned her some scorn from Beliebers.
Wilde made the joke during a CNN interview that “I’m gonna get attacked with acid, if that happens, there are 35 million Beliebers that did it!”
Olivia went on to try and clarify that she meant the tweet to come from a place of love, but that’s not going to be a good enough reason to appease the heard of Beliebers that are coming to his aid.
Let’s hope Wilde’s fiance, funny-man Jason Sudeikis, can help come up with some humor to help lighten the situation.
9. Kate Moss
As you’re going to read below, there was an incident at a nightclub between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber that led to some fists being thrown. As a result, you can imagine many celebrities and the media weighed in with their opinion on the whole matter. One such model, Kate Moss, was not so happy with Bieber. The musician reportedly approached Moss a few days after his fight with Orlando.
“Kate had a huge go at him and told him he needed to behave. She was giving Bieber some choice words like a teacher after the singer asked to be introduced. He’d gone up to say hi to her like his usual cocky self, expecting her to gush over him. It was quite a slap in the face.”
I guess Bieber learned that some people aren’t going to be swooned by his awful haircut and terrible music. Something tells me his ego probably recovered pretty quickly though.
8. Keyshawn Johnson
If you do not follow football, you may not recognize that Keyshawn Johnson was a fantastic wide receiver in the NFL. While he’s done well for himself financially, which may make people jealous, he also has the distinction of living in the same neighborhood as Bieber.
Keyshawn has blasted Bieber for being an awful neighbor on multiple occasions, and perhaps the most prominent example came back in May 2014. Keyshawn stated how he was chilling out when Bieber raced by in a Ferrari. This led Keyshawn to chase him down, driving his Prius mind you, and then when Bieber ran into his house (like a weasel, Keyshawn describes), Keyshawn then body slammed one of his security personal.
When asked about the situation, Keyshawn stated “We try to get behind gates so we can enjoy our families and enjoy our lifestyle, but you got a 19-year-old kid feeling entitled speeding up and down the highway.”
Wait, Bieber seeming entitled? Definitely never saw that one coming.
7. Fernando Vargas
For all the people on this list who hate the Biebs, there is one prominent celebrity who seems to be tight with Bieber. A video was posted back in October of 2014 of Floyd Mayweather helping train Bieber in the ring. While there is no telling why Bieber would need to learn how to box, it did catch the attention of two-time champion, Fernando Vargas.
Vargas is retired, but his son, Vargas Jr., is a talented boxer. So when an interviewer asked Vargas what would happen if Bieber got in the ring, he replied “Bring him down, we’ll meet him anywhere, I’d love to do a fight with Justin Bieber and my son.” His son went on to add “He’s alright, he’s cool. If he’s trying to do [Mayweather’s famous shoulder roll technique], I don’t see it happening for him.”
While Bieber may not be able to take out a professional boxer, maybe those Mayweather techniques will come in handy if Keyshawn comes running after him again!
6. Bill Hader
As you’re going to read below, Bill Hader may have had some beef with Bieber, but that’s small potatoes compared to some of the other celebrities on Saturday Night Live. Bill, as many of you know, is a long term member of SNL. As a result, he’s had the chance to meet with countless celebrity hosts, and while he said Bieber didn’t seem like a d*ck during the scenes, backstage he had arguably one of the largest entourages with him that he had ever seen.
“Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys. And every time, backstage is a very small constructed place, he had a guy holding a slice of pizza, a guy holding a Diet Coke. You were trying to fight around all these people to get dressed. Timberlake, it was just him. He’s a real class act, that guy.”
Perhaps Hader was also just trying to get an invitation to the next Timberlake party!
5. Patrick Carney (Part 2!)
As you read above, Carney was none too happy with the reaction that Bieber and his fans gave him back in February of 2013. If you thought his reaction was harsh back then, you’ll be happy to know that Carney got a lot more bitter in the following year and when RollingStone tracked him down for another interview about the matter, he unloaded on Bieber.
“Justin Bieber, like a ******* irresponsible asshole, sicced 40 million Twitter followers on me because I paid him a compliment he didn’t understand..I’m saying that he should be grateful that he has a f***ing career in music. And he shouldn’t be f***ing telling his followers to slap me, and then also be doing anti-bullying bullshit. It’s so irresponsible…. I just started getting called a *** (gay slur), you know? All these kids who don’t know what they’re saying are saying all of these things that are actually wildly inappropriate….I mean, Justin Bieber is a ******* moron, And that’s the gist of what I was saying. And then he goes and says I should be slapped? Honestly, I feel bad for him. Every single person who works with him should f***ing be embarrassed that they do.”
Yikes! So something tells me we won’t be seeing a collaboration between the two anytime soon?
4. Seth Rogen (Part 2!)
You read above about Seth’s thoughts on how Bieber is everything that you think you would hate about a person, and you’ll understand why he thinks that even more when you hear about the first few times they met. The first encounter occurred backstage at a German talk-show when Seth states Justin asked if he could meet him.
“And it was weird, I was like, ‘Sure, I’ll meet him.’ So I went outside to meet him and he was acting like I asked to meet him. It was very nonchalant, ‘Yo man. Wassup,’ and I was like, ‘What the ****, I don’t give a **** about, I don’t want to meet you. Don’t act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn’t want to meet you. I was totally cool not meeting you… But I was like, fine, I wouldn’t have said anything, I was like, ‘He’s a bit of a mother******. Whatever. He’s young, the kid’s a dick.’
And then I met him like two years later maybe, I saw him again at an MTV awards show and he literally had a snake wrapped around his fucking wrist that he was wearing as an accouterment and I was like, ‘What the ****,’ and I talked to him for like five minutes and I was like, ‘**** this kid.’ He was trying to be funny with like, ‘Hey this snake.'”
Poor Bieber, I am sure he thought his snake made him look super cool!
3. Orlando Bloom
When it comes to actors that you don’t want to mess with, how about the one who appeared in both the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and The Lord of the Rings? That didn’t stop Bieber from getting all up in Orlando Bloom’s business though when the two were at an Ibiza restaurant. A passerby that was at the restaurant stated
“Justin said something when he came in which was aimed at Orlando, who then jumped onto a sofa to try and get at Justin. It was amazing. Everyone stood up and started watching like it was a show and clapping…There were actually two moments when it turned violent, it wasn’t just the one punch thrown.”
Also present at the restaurant was Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and even Puff Daddy. There were rumors that Bieber had been getting too close for comfort with Orlando Bloom’s now ex-wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr.
You can understand why that would be a heated situation.
2. Taylor Swift
There is an old expression that a picture is worth a thousand words, so you can imagine the story that could be written about the picture of Taylor sticking her tongue out at Bieber. Bieber was backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards and was embracing his on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Given that Selena and Taylor have had a close friendship over the years, you can only imagine what must have been going through Taylor’s mind when she realized the awful mistake that one of her close friends was making yet again. At the very least, perhaps Swift can always look to Gomez the next time she’s looking for inspiration for a song…
Swift’s disdain for Bieber was also linked to the fact that she snubbed a question that night when asked about Justin winning a prestigious award. While this is not quite as blatant as calling him a ****head like Jon Hamm, perhaps keep an eye out for future Swift songs that may rhyme Bieber with “Drop him like a fever!”
1. Team USA and Team Canada
You know you’re really something special when an entire hockey team wants to get rid of you. Bieber was born in Ontario, Canada, but currently resides in Los Angeles, meaning both Americans and Canadians are embarrassed by him. As you’ve learned throughout this list, there is no shortage of reasons to hate Bieber, which led to a fun tongue in cheek bet between Team USA and Team Canada when the two squared off for the Olympic hockey semifinals.
A billboard was posted stating “LOSER KEEPS BIEBER” as if the teams needed any extra motivation to skate their hardest. When the people responsible for the sign were asked about it, they stated “We try to keep this low-key, We just have fun. We don’t use the sign other than to have fun.”
Canada ended up winning the game 1-0 and went on to beat Sweden 3-0 in the finals to capture the gold medal. Let’s just hope Bieber didn’t try and show up at the after-party.