Evil Mackerel: Quarantine him.
limeyfellow: With the court cases against him, he really should have had his work visa revoked by now and deported from the US.
Dog Welder: Maybe if Bieber didn't act like a self-centered, self-entitled little douchecanoe, the paparazzi wouldn't have such an infatuation with him. People would lose interest in these stories.But that still doesn't excuse some of the other things...like egging his neighbor's house or the DUI / drag racing / whatever charges that he's got pending.He needs to be set adrift.
Mikey1969: We DO love to roast our celebs on a bed of hot coals whenever we get the chance
serpent_sky: Lawyer: (blaming Americans) "but once they are actually highly successful, we do almost everything we can to destory their lives."(Their typo, not mine - good job, NBC)I'm going to go out on a limb here and say his parents - since they bought him the alcohol, gave him the drugs, and were present when he was doing this are doing a far better job of destroying the kid's life than the American public is.
Mikey1969: The lawyer has a point... We DO love to roast our celebs on a bed of hot coals whenever we get the chance. An accusation is as good as a conviction to the Court of Public Opinion.That said, plenty of celebs out there manage to avoid this, or even make a comeback from this. If Bieber wanted us to feel sorry for him at all, he wouldn't be reinforcing this image with dipshiat antics. While I can see the point that lawyer is trying to leverage into the conversation, I still fell no sympathy in this case, Bieber is asking for pretty much all of this shiatpile, and only getting worse.
Super_pope: Mikey1969: We DO love to roast our celebs on a bed of hot coals whenever we get the chanceHardly. Lindsay Lohan CARJACKED a bunch of people while she was out of her mind on coke, and took them on a high speed chase through downtown LA in hot pursuit of a woman she'd been intimidating. I don't even think she did time for that.If I did something like that I'd farking NEVER get out of jail. Carjacking can potentially carry the death penalty in California if someone dies, but I bet you she wouldn't have done a year if she'd run down some woman and her kids while they were coming back from a Piano recital.The idea that we do everything we can to mess these people up is ludicrous. Their heads get WAY too big when they start making that kind of money and they start being able to do whatever petty shiat they like. Once that pattern sets in they just run amok and most of them are never punished. Roast indeed.
Mikey1969: There's a difference between what I am saying and what you're implying.
Super_pope: Mikey1969: There's a difference between what I am saying and what you're implying.And I'm saying they literally go out and commit SERIOUS offenses that sometimes carry 25+ years of jail time and don't even see the inside of a prison. The fact that people suddenly don't like them anymore is basically valueless because they're already rich and they're SHAMELESSLY insulated from actual consequences.Also an accusation is as good as a conviction in the court of public opinion because with someone like Beiber there's always 50 people filming him when he snorts blow and goes drag racing on a public street, or sucker punches a guy trying to take a picture with him or whatever. Sure you're technically innocent until proven guilty but if there are 100+ vines of you doing something illegal... I mean... we know you did it. You're guilty.
Greylight: 1) Build impossible hero2) Angst that hero is human3) ProfitDon't look too closely at the folks feeling superior about themselves after mocking a 20 year old kid for doing 20 year old kid stuff. It is a bitter reality check.
"I'm the victim here!", screams rich, callous douchebag.
Sin_City_Superhero: CANADAThe GoodPoutineCurlingDan AykroydMaple syrupRushStrange BrewThe BadBieberCeline DionGame over, Canada.
Mikey1969: So that's why he wasn't actually drag racing?http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/31/justin-bieber-gps-drag-racing/This is all the point I'm trying to make. I don't care about Bieber personally one way or the other, but the "Florida drag racing" thing is a great example.
CygnusDarius: Canada, we understand you don't want him back.
dannysauer: Mikey1969: So that's why he wasn't actually drag racing?http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/31/justin-bieber-gps-drag-racing/This is all the point I'm trying to make. I don't care about Bieber personally one way or the other, but the "Florida drag racing" thing is a great example.The GPS report there does not show acceleration rate; just a speed sample at one point. Drag racing is typically defined as racing against another car or racing against a clock. So, basically, any rapid acceleration - even by yourself - can be called "drag racing" if the cop really wants to stick it to you, and "rapid acceleration" is pretty much up to the cop to define. Speeding is a separate offense. If you'd like, I can show you the police report which accompanies the drag racing ticket I received about 20 years ago wherein the arresting officer agrees with my claim that I was not exceeding the 35MPH speed limit.What actually happened? I was driving next to another car in first gear, and "blipped the throttle" - basically punched it and let off to make the front end jump up. The other car did the same. We did that back and forth 2-3 times. No other cars on the 4-lane road late at night, no people around, and we were still more than 10MPH below the speed limit by the end. And we both got drag racing tickets (probably more for the loud exhaust and somewhat flashy cars; a couple of Chevy Celebrities would not have attracted quite as much attention). We were behaving foolishly, yes, and I don't contest the validity of the ticket. But the point is that drag racing does not require speeding. And maybe that dumb kids do dumb things. :)
serpent_sky: Lawyer: (blaming Americans) "but once they are actually highly successful, we do almost everything we can to destory their lives."
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