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6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?
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6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.
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6/1/2013 4:27:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

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6/1/2013 4:33:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:27:22 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

U JELLY?

No. Jealousy, like worrying, is an exercise in futility. The whole 'sour grapes' mentality, applied to this situation, would be predicated on my finding Mr. Bieber's current lifestyle to be envious, and would require me to denounce him personally. Seeing as I neither desire to be like him or hate him personally, I fail to see how this particular concept applies.
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6/1/2013 4:55:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:33:26 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:27:22 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

U JELLY?

No. Jealousy, like worrying, is an exercise in futility. The whole 'sour grapes' mentality, applied to this situation, would be predicated on my finding Mr. Bieber's current lifestyle to be envious, and would require me to denounce him personally. Seeing as I neither desire to be like him or hate him personally, I fail to see how this particular concept applies.

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6/1/2013 5:19:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:55:49 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:33:26 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:27:22 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

U JELLY?

No. Jealousy, like worrying, is an exercise in futility. The whole 'sour grapes' mentality, applied to this situation, would be predicated on my finding Mr. Bieber's current lifestyle to be envious, and would require me to denounce him personally. Seeing as I neither desire to be like him or hate him personally, I fail to see how this particular concept applies.

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6/1/2013 6:00:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I hated him before his music went big. Now I hate him even more. His music is bad, and he should feel bad.
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6/1/2013 9:31:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

Why the fvck do you care though? Why does all music need to appeal to you?
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6/1/2013 10:31:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 9:31:19 PM, Agent_Orange wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

Why the fvck do you care though? Why does all music need to appeal to you?

It doesn't, and I don't expect it to. However, I'm not happy when I'm exposed to music which doesn't appeal to me. That's the whole point of liking and disliking things. And my unhappiness is vastly magnified when the things which I dislike become ubiquitous. For example, I hate fusion jazz, but since I don't come into contact with it that often, the hatred is a dull one, and is seldom felt. Other hatreds, a good example would be country songs dedicated to the sole purpose of explaining that the singer is, in fact, country, are more sharp, since I am subjected to their object on a far more regular basis.
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6/1/2013 10:59:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:55:49 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:33:26 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:27:22 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

U JELLY?

No. Jealousy, like worrying, is an exercise in futility. The whole 'sour grapes' mentality, applied to this situation, would be predicated on my finding Mr. Bieber's current lifestyle to be envious, and would require me to denounce him personally. Seeing as I neither desire to be like him or hate him personally, I fail to see how this particular concept applies.

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6/1/2013 11:17:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I think it depends on from whom the hatred is coming.

The "elitist" critique is this: those who lament the quality of his music, who are the same that would have criticized Prince or Michael Jackson in years before, or the Bee Gees oh so very long ago. While I understand that position, I still like his music. Is it meaningless? Sure, but that's why I like it. This doesn't bother me because it applies not just to JB, but to most contemporary mainstream pop music and the music industry more broadly.

The "teenage boy" critique is this: those who are jealous of the fact that a fairly attractive 19 year old is simultaneously (1) worth more than 100 million USD, (2) constantly chased by girls and (3) more popular than they are. This really amuses me, because the cause of this hatred which appears as some sort actually critical judgement is really grounded in narcissism and envy.

The "old codger" critique is this: "that little punk is making noise that those crazy kids these days are listening to and it gives me a headache." This critique doesn't bother me either, because it applies to almost all music except, the oldest of oldies.

My own thoughts are this: I wish Justin Bieber all the best in his career in music and in life. While he's a little immature (as one could reasonably expect of any 19 year old), he seems like a genuinely nice person who really is just trying to figure out how to jump social classes and live in the limelight. He's also really talented, which most people ignore. I think in 20 years, he'll still be relevant and he will grow into the next Michael Jackson. He's too good to fade into obscurity, and I imagine by the time he's 25 or so he'll be less "controversial" among males who wish they were him.
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6/1/2013 11:32:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
90% because of his fans.... If Bieber didnt have so many fans and so many die hard fans he would probably be a lot more tolerated
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6/1/2013 11:55:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 10:31:54 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 9:31:19 PM, Agent_Orange wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

Why the fvck do you care though? Why does all music need to appeal to you?

It doesn't, and I don't expect it to. However, I'm not happy when I'm exposed to music which doesn't appeal to me. That's the whole point of liking and disliking things. And my unhappiness is vastly magnified when the things which I dislike become ubiquitous. For example, I hate fusion jazz, but since I don't come into contact with it that often, the hatred is a dull one, and is seldom felt. Other hatreds, a good example would be country songs dedicated to the sole purpose of explaining that the singer is, in fact, country, are more sharp, since I am subjected to their object on a far more regular basis.

If this was the mid 90's, I could sympathize with you. But we're in the age of mp3s and internet radio. I feel as if you really have to go out of your way to hear Justin's music.
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6/1/2013 11:58:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 11:32:35 PM, imabench wrote:
90% because of his fans.... If Bieber didnt have so many fans and so many die hard fans he would probably be a lot more tolerated

I've never met a Justin Bieber fan. I even went to one of his music videos and couldn't find one.
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6/1/2013 11:58:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 11:55:05 PM, Agent_Orange wrote:
At 6/1/2013 10:31:54 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 9:31:19 PM, Agent_Orange wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

Why the fvck do you care though? Why does all music need to appeal to you?

It doesn't, and I don't expect it to. However, I'm not happy when I'm exposed to music which doesn't appeal to me. That's the whole point of liking and disliking things. And my unhappiness is vastly magnified when the things which I dislike become ubiquitous. For example, I hate fusion jazz, but since I don't come into contact with it that often, the hatred is a dull one, and is seldom felt. Other hatreds, a good example would be country songs dedicated to the sole purpose of explaining that the singer is, in fact, country, are more sharp, since I am subjected to their object on a far more regular basis.


If this was the mid 90's, I could sympathize with you. But we're in the age of mp3s and internet radio. I feel as if you really have to go out of your way to hear Justin's music.

The people at my work have a radio, and one clique is fond of pop music stations. It's probably true that I wouldn't hate his music as much if I wasn't forced to listen to it. I probably wouldn't even really be aware of it.
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6/2/2013 11:53:23 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 11:55:05 PM, Agent_Orange wrote:
At 6/1/2013 10:31:54 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 9:31:19 PM, Agent_Orange wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:12:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I hate his music more than I hate him, and I hate the fact that it is more popular than the work of musicians who write work which is actually thought-provoking and poetic more than I hate the music per se. But the hatred comes from a sense of aesthetics which is repulsed by the trite and simple nonsense which is peddled by the modern music industry. It's not really personal. Now I'm not particularly impressed with him as a person, but it takes a lot for me to hate someone on a personal level, and I don't understand people who hurl their loathing at every slightly annoying person who crosses their path. Abhorrence, in my opinion, sort of like love in that it's a special emotion that should be reserved for those few people who have really earned it. One shouldn't cast one's pearl inlaid daggers before swine, so to speak.

Why the fvck do you care though? Why does all music need to appeal to you?

It doesn't, and I don't expect it to. However, I'm not happy when I'm exposed to music which doesn't appeal to me. That's the whole point of liking and disliking things. And my unhappiness is vastly magnified when the things which I dislike become ubiquitous. For example, I hate fusion jazz, but since I don't come into contact with it that often, the hatred is a dull one, and is seldom felt. Other hatreds, a good example would be country songs dedicated to the sole purpose of explaining that the singer is, in fact, country, are more sharp, since I am subjected to their object on a far more regular basis.


If this was the mid 90's, I could sympathize with you. But we're in the age of mp3s and internet radio. I feel as if you really have to go out of your way to hear Justin's music.

We're also in the age where portable music is more prevalent than ever. In the 90's, you might occasionally see people with portable boomboxes. Now'a'days most people have a portable music player in their pocket.
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6/2/2013 2:26:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 11:17:15 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I think it depends on from whom the hatred is coming.

The "elitist" critique is this: those who lament the quality of his music, who are the same that would have criticized Prince or Michael Jackson in years before, or the Bee Gees oh so very long ago. While I understand that position, I still like his music. Is it meaningless? Sure, but that's why I like it. This doesn't bother me because it applies not just to JB, but to most contemporary mainstream pop music and the music industry more broadly.

The "teenage boy" critique is this: those who are jealous of the fact that a fairly attractive 19 year old is simultaneously (1) worth more than 100 million USD, (2) constantly chased by girls and (3) more popular than they are. This really amuses me, because the cause of this hatred which appears as some sort actually critical judgement is really grounded in narcissism and envy.

The "old codger" critique is this: "that little punk is making noise that those crazy kids these days are listening to and it gives me a headache." This critique doesn't bother me either, because it applies to almost all music except, the oldest of oldies.

My own thoughts are this: I wish Justin Bieber all the best in his career in music and in life. While he's a little immature (as one could reasonably expect of any 19 year old), he seems like a genuinely nice person who really is just trying to figure out how to jump social classes and live in the limelight. He's also really talented, which most people ignore. I think in 20 years, he'll still be relevant and he will grow into the next Michael Jackson. He's too good to fade into obscurity, and I imagine by the time he's 25 or so he'll be less "controversial" among males who wish they were him.

I hate him because his music is the meaningless, soulless pop crap you hear today. I prefer classical.
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6/2/2013 5:50:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/2/2013 2:26:48 PM, Just-Your-Average-Atheist wrote:
At 6/1/2013 11:17:15 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I think it depends on from whom the hatred is coming.

The "elitist" critique is this: those who lament the quality of his music, who are the same that would have criticized Prince or Michael Jackson in years before, or the Bee Gees oh so very long ago. While I understand that position, I still like his music. Is it meaningless? Sure, but that's why I like it. This doesn't bother me because it applies not just to JB, but to most contemporary mainstream pop music and the music industry more broadly.

The "teenage boy" critique is this: those who are jealous of the fact that a fairly attractive 19 year old is simultaneously (1) worth more than 100 million USD, (2) constantly chased by girls and (3) more popular than they are. This really amuses me, because the cause of this hatred which appears as some sort actually critical judgement is really grounded in narcissism and envy.

The "old codger" critique is this: "that little punk is making noise that those crazy kids these days are listening to and it gives me a headache." This critique doesn't bother me either, because it applies to almost all music except, the oldest of oldies.

My own thoughts are this: I wish Justin Bieber all the best in his career in music and in life. While he's a little immature (as one could reasonably expect of any 19 year old), he seems like a genuinely nice person who really is just trying to figure out how to jump social classes and live in the limelight. He's also really talented, which most people ignore. I think in 20 years, he'll still be relevant and he will grow into the next Michael Jackson. He's too good to fade into obscurity, and I imagine by the time he's 25 or so he'll be less "controversial" among males who wish they were him.

I hate him because his music is the meaningless, soulless pop crap you hear today. I prefer classical.

Meaningless and soulless to you. And again I ask the same question, must the world and everything in it be built to satisfy you? You like classical great, so what makes classical superior to pop?
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6/2/2013 7:54:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Easy. For the same reason people hate Al Qaeda HEAR ME OUT...

because their fans are completely insane.

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If you like Justin Beiber, the terrorists win.
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6/2/2013 8:37:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/2/2013 7:54:05 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
Easy. For the same reason people hate Al Qaeda HEAR ME OUT...

because their fans are completely insane.

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If you like Justin Beiber, the terrorists win.
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6/3/2013 9:03:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I just didn't like him from the beginning. The first time I heard him I thought it was a girl singing, literary.
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6/3/2013 6:40:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/2/2013 5:50:34 PM, Agent_Orange wrote:
At 6/2/2013 2:26:48 PM, Just-Your-Average-Atheist wrote:
At 6/1/2013 11:17:15 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/1/2013 4:01:43 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I get not caring for him at all, but where does the actual hatred come from?

I think it depends on from whom the hatred is coming.

The "elitist" critique is this: those who lament the quality of his music, who are the same that would have criticized Prince or Michael Jackson in years before, or the Bee Gees oh so very long ago. While I understand that position, I still like his music. Is it meaningless? Sure, but that's why I like it. This doesn't bother me because it applies not just to JB, but to most contemporary mainstream pop music and the music industry more broadly.

The "teenage boy" critique is this: those who are jealous of the fact that a fairly attractive 19 year old is simultaneously (1) worth more than 100 million USD, (2) constantly chased by girls and (3) more popular than they are. This really amuses me, because the cause of this hatred which appears as some sort actually critical judgement is really grounded in narcissism and envy.

The "old codger" critique is this: "that little punk is making noise that those crazy kids these days are listening to and it gives me a headache." This critique doesn't bother me either, because it applies to almost all music except, the oldest of oldies.

My own thoughts are this: I wish Justin Bieber all the best in his career in music and in life. While he's a little immature (as one could reasonably expect of any 19 year old), he seems like a genuinely nice person who really is just trying to figure out how to jump social classes and live in the limelight. He's also really talented, which most people ignore. I think in 20 years, he'll still be relevant and he will grow into the next Michael Jackson. He's too good to fade into obscurity, and I imagine by the time he's 25 or so he'll be less "controversial" among males who wish they were him.

I hate him because his music is the meaningless, soulless pop crap you hear today. I prefer classical.

Meaningless and soulless to you. And again I ask the same question, must the world and everything in it be built to satisfy you? You like classical great, so what makes classical superior to pop?

Not a damn thing, that's what!

#beliebe
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6/3/2013 7:17:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 6:41:50 PM, leojm wrote:
He is just not that attractive either as many girls think he is, plus he is getting in so much trouble now.

He really does need to behave himself. As of late... he's been acting very immaturely.
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6/3/2013 7:20:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 7:17:55 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/3/2013 6:41:50 PM, leojm wrote:
He is just not that attractive either as many girls think he is, plus he is getting in so much trouble now.

He really does need to behave himself. As of late... he's been acting very immaturely.

I found the Anne Frank incident highly amusing.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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6/3/2013 7:24:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 7:17:55 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/3/2013 6:41:50 PM, leojm wrote:
He is just not that attractive either as many girls think he is, plus he is getting in so much trouble now.

He really does need to behave himself. As of late... he's been acting very immaturely.

Yes, speeding in his car. His neighbors are getting ticked at him too.
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6/3/2013 7:32:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 7:20:25 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/3/2013 7:17:55 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/3/2013 6:41:50 PM, leojm wrote:
He is just not that attractive either as many girls think he is, plus he is getting in so much trouble now.

He really does need to behave himself. As of late... he's been acting very immaturely.

I found the Anne Frank incident highly amusing.

I did too, but I -almost- felt sorry for him too. I mean for christ's sake, he's a 19 year old who was essentially "bullied" by every tabloid in the world for hoping that Anne Frank would have been his fan. Was it perhaps a less than politically correct thing to write? Sure... but I would hope that everyone would like me if I were in his (ostentatiously high) shoes.
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6/3/2013 7:33:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 7:24:44 PM, leojm wrote:
At 6/3/2013 7:17:55 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/3/2013 6:41:50 PM, leojm wrote:
He is just not that attractive either as many girls think he is, plus he is getting in so much trouble now.

He really does need to behave himself. As of late... he's been acting very immaturely.

Yes, speeding in his car. His neighbors are getting ticked at him too.

But in all fairness, speeding in a car is entirely within the range of "normal 19 year old behavior."

Btw. the New Yorker even jumped in:

http://www.newyorker.com...
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6/3/2013 7:42:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 7:32:14 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/3/2013 7:20:25 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 6/3/2013 7:17:55 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/3/2013 6:41:50 PM, leojm wrote:
He is just not that attractive either as many girls think he is, plus he is getting in so much trouble now.

He really does need to behave himself. As of late... he's been acting very immaturely.

I found the Anne Frank incident highly amusing.

I did too, but I -almost- felt sorry for him too. I mean for christ's sake, he's a 19 year old who was essentially "bullied" by every tabloid in the world for hoping that Anne Frank would have been his fan. Was it perhaps a less than politically correct thing to write? Sure... but I would hope that everyone would like me if I were in his (ostentatiously high) shoes.

I just thought the whole thing was hilarious. I think that the people who got all upset about it were just looking for something to be aghast about. But the screenshots of tweets were priceless. Things along the lines of: "Who is Anne Frank and why is she bullying Justin Bieber?"
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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6/3/2013 7:43:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
1a. His music is garbage.
1b. His fans are the worst.
2. He can't sing.
3. He is a jerk in real life.