I don’t get it. I’ve tried to get it, but it’s not happening. This whole Justin Bieber craze is disgusting. If he wasn’t so popular, there would be no problem, but that is SO not the case because, evidently, he is one of the most popular music artists right now and there is no end in sight. I could understand flash-in-the-pants fame, but not this longstanding popularity. For god’s sake, he just one the Grammy’s most prestigious award: best artist of the year! Here are my problems with this phenomenon I’m going to call, “BIEBERSHIT.”
His voice is absolutely generic. There is nothing distinctive about his voice except that it is absolutely generic. That could be any generic voice singing what he sings to the precise level of ability as Bieber sings. In fact, it could be a male or female singing these Bieber-songs for who could tell what sex Bieber is from just listening to his songs. If he wrote his own songs, that would be a different story, but alas, as with most major pop stars, he is only the mouthpiece of the real music artists. If he had some edge, something sultry, some extraordinary voice talent, or anything other than his generic voice quality, that would be something. But his voice is absolutely replaceable.
His look is truly something to marvel at. No. I take that back. What is to marvel is how other people take his look seriously. Take this image from the recent Grammy’s where he took the show:
This image strikes me as suburban white boy trying to be all gangsta hip. I mean, come on! Do I really need to say any more? There will always be people dressing in all kinds of ways, and that is a good thing. Don’t get me wrong. But there is something wrong when a baby-faced white boy is trying to look all bad boy when it looks just gimmicky.
You can all shit on me because I’m not feeling your Bieber fever. But this is all Biebershit to me.