So it seems a few Belieber’s (Justin Bieber fans) are running amok because their demigod did not win the Best New Artist award at the Grammys (see here for the story and here for 10 of the vilest tweets against Esperanza I could ever read).
Now maybe there is a legitimate gripe that she shouldn’t have even been considered in the category. However, how long and at what level does an artist have to be on the scene to no longer be considered new. If new to the previous year, then Justin himself wouldn’t have been eligible since his first album hit in 2009. And there has been a precedent set anyway. Back in 1999, Lauryn Hill won after going solo but was already established as part of the Fugees (and Sister Act II).
This isn’t American Idol. It is not a popularity contest.
You aren’t in seeking reform in the Middle East. This decision doesn’t truly affect your life in any meaningful way.
Justin isn’t going to marry you. So please have some decorum.
And while you are disappointed with his loss as a fan, do you really need to threaten someone who had nothing to do with any of the decisions in the first place? Why don’t you take a lesson from your idol and be gracious in your loss?
Even at my age as often as I have seen it I am amazed at all this celebrity idle worship.
I am all about “idle” worship…it’s the “idol” worship I don’t get..haha
I can not believe I did that. I have made jokes about American Idol as being American Idle so much I guess my brain is shorting out again. I am so embarrassed that I …. well for once in my life I’m without words.
Just wait a few minutes…it will come back.
Guys, as the spokes person for Canada, I apologize for unleashing this terror upon you.
It’s goin’ to take more than a simple apology.
Do you get paid for that position. I want a similar one for America. We could save a whole mess of issues down here if people would get my advice first.
Yeah Brad, no apology can make up for unleashing the Kraken 🙁
Per capita it seems Canada far exceeds the US in producing entertainers.
Is it because there is not much else to do up North other than hockey?
Let’s see Dana Carvey, Michael J Fox,…..uh Dana Carvey.
Pamela Anderson, Dianna Krall, Celine Dion, Lorne Michaels, Leslie Nielsen, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey
and of course the subject of the post Bieber. Don’t get me started.
Can you take Celine back?
Ahhh, to be young again and oh-so-very-stupid! o.O …those -were- the days when we could blame youth, ignorance and an unbalanced perspective of whats important in the world on our actions.
Forget the hungry, the poor, the meek and tortured, we -have- to focus on getting Bieber his award back! o.O …dear god in heaven, who gives a flying f*ck?!?
Sadly we are getting towards the age when we can blame age, alzheimers and unbalanced hips.
I have 2 out of the 3 you listed right there already! o.O
That’s the sort of thing that makes me want to beat my head into a wall until I’m comatose. Of course the hospital I wound up in would probably be next to the home of young girls blaring Justin Bieber ‘music’ 24/7… 🙂
I wonder if Bieber Fever could be a treatable condition in that hospital.
I don’t know anything about Bieber Fever but I’m an expert on Beaver Fever
OMG too funny. WARNING: Do not click this link at work (unless you have headphones)
Ha – I’m discovering being comatose can have drawbacks – I sure hope they get the right hospital room! 🙂
I really feel sorry for anyone who maniacally worships celebrities, or any persons who are in no way a salutary, substantial influence to their lives. They’re so obsessed with what they think is an effigy of perfection, that they can’t get enough of it. They fail to realize the latent potential within themselves… I see this post more of an obituary than anything. How many people lose themselves in this megalomaniac-addiction? So blind and miserable in their lilliputian bubble… I feel so sorry.
Obituary? I can just see the tombstone:
Here lies Sally Smith. Her young heart couldn’t take the excitement of finding a lock of Justin Bieber’s Hair. Even sadder it was later discovered to be a tuft of hair from a stray dog.
OK so she has a big tombstone.
Here I am, weeping my heart out for the lost souls of celeb obsessions and there you are just being jocular! I’m too melodramatic for you
Save the drama for your mama…OK that truly is the first time I have ever used that line.
got an issue need a tiss-..
Ok I’m not going to stoop to your level… no sir.
You were the one who said she was melodramatic…haha
I didn’t hear about this. Only heard that Justin got a new haircut.
That’s why you come here for your news and not USA Today.
USA To…what? What’s that? Some kinda skin-rag? I get my news from the Bearman Channel.
“If it’s worth poking fun at, Bearman will poke it for you.”
I could say something but my wife actually might one day read this blog and I would get into alot of trouble.
Aw, c’mon! Our wives will never read our stuff. They’re too busy counting our advertising profit money.
Then they are the slowest counters in the world
Admit it, you filthy rich & famous celebrity cartoonist are packing away tons of money in Swiss bank accounts!
Obviously I didn’t make my wealth off my cartooning…it was my good looks.
Bwa ahha ha ha ha ha ha!
Yeah, and these are the same “Village of the Damned” kids who are losing their minds over MAD magazine’s lampoon of Beiber’s book. They’ve been going around burning all the copies in a bonfire and attacking the writers and artists.
Say…didn’t Dan Long have a comic in that issue? Egad! RUN, DAN!
Poor Dan. Works hard to get his stuff in MAD only to have it burned in bonfires.
On the bright side, individual sales of MAD are probably up. Oh the power of the Bieber either for good or bad.
I’ve heard so many complaints against the winners of this year’s Grammy Awards. I’ve always known that it doesn’t matter who WE think should win, there’s always someone else (usually in more power), who dictates who the victors will be. What we really need is another Kanye-moment of busting up on stage and settin’ thangs straight! 🙂
Oh yeah. We really need Kanye having yet another moment. Hasn’t he represented my opinion enough?
Sorry Bearman, I’ll let you finish, but I think George had the best comment of all time.
Please don’t feed his ego, it is like feeding the wild beasts at the zoo.
bearman. i’ll forgive you for these harsh criticisms.
but only if you go to the matinee of Never Say Never wit me?
I’ll go but you are buying and I want popcorn and a drink.
I can imagine what kind of drink.
Diet Coke of course…along with the extra large popcorn buttered all the way up.
I’m surprised Hannity hasn’t called it an Obama conspiracy as it’s obviously a race based decision. Hello, she was the first ever JAZZ artist to win the award, plus no one had ever heard of her (well, in Bieber World anways). Gosh, doesn’t anyone else see it, she’s the Obama of music!
Blahahahaaha it’s about time the Grammy’s showed some class and taste. The awards are about MUSIC not popularity (and haircuts).
Is it me or can’t Bieber fans spell?
Me too b/c I want to spell it Beiber.
No one heard of her…well she collaborated with Prince…and speaking of Obama performed at one of those President Honors things that Obama put on.
She performed I think for the nobel prize etc etc etc with Obama personally selecting her.
You smart Wikipedia reader…haha
Sheez, and here I was just trying to stir up a conspiracy 🙂
You know I’ll always got you figured out.
Does the Bearman shit in the wooods?
Beiber brings out the worst in me too – although it’s because of his bad hair and music.
Well now he got a hair cut so you are losing things to hate him for.
I didn’t watch the awards, but I looked up Esperanza and her music is much more sophisticated than Bierberhead’s!
I don’t necessarily think that should be the determining factor. I know I hate when all the best picture nominees are things I wouldn’t want to see. But the reaction as if the world needs correcting is crazy.
“Justin isn’t going to marry you.”
You have single-handedly destroyed the dreams of millions of tweens!
Better me so they can give the cute shy boy in homeroom some attention.
Darnit! Just when I was considering getting my hair cut Beiber-style.
I still may do it. I don’t really need to see anything.
Didn’t we get enough of your hair styles in the last post?
Actually, tween girls drift thru life in such a deluded state of nonreality that on the very slim chance that one actually read Bearman’s text she would think yeah right all you other little tween bitches, he’s got you dead to rights becuse Justin’s gonna marry ME!
I have a whole story arc storyboarded about what that type of little tween bitch monkeys did to me and my friend AJ when we were that age, and how we got back at them. Damn I wish I could draw faster.
How about a short story for those who want to know now
Unfortunately manners, logic, politeness does NOT come with anyone’s twitter account. Maybe if I and my peers could have tweeted back when we were teens it might have gotten nasty. I did listen to Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention after all.
Can you imagine twitter back in the 70’s. Vietnam may never have gone so long.
I absolutely loath the whole Celebrity hype thing. I prefer the music of the lesser known “Justin Beaver”
I like Bustin Jieber myself.
Besides this esperanza spalding who i am currently listening to on youtube actually has genuine talent and more importantly isn’t a cheap packaged product.
No wonder the dumb bieber lovers hate her.
She represents progress.
Gosh. glad that’s out of the way. lol
I don’t take anything away from Justin and his talent. He does write many of his songs unlike some packaged boy band type stuff.
He’s young, still plenty of scope and time to mess up his life. lol
I know he can sing but this spalding girl has something very cool and charismatic about her performance. and deserves to win.
I guess you agree to a certain extent, the hate mail is wrong and vile.
Even the hate mail Metal heads like to throw at beiber
That’s b/c their favorite band won’t make Beiber kind of money.
Bieber. just the name makes me vomit. Now, if he was Justin Beaver or Cleaver, I’m sure he would have won.
Justin Beaver Cleaver would have been the best.
Well I’ve heard of this Bieber guy (what kind of name for a *star* is that?) but I’ve never hear any of his songs. And frankly I don;t care much and I’m too busy anyway.
I just think this kind of obsessive behavior (after all, “fan” is short for “fanatic”) just shows how dispossessed kids are today. They are powerful, but aren’t socially empowered. They are clever but rarely allowed to do anything worth while. All their time is taken up with being legally forced to follow the dictates of others, so why not pick an area of rebellion that pushes back against the cotton-wool coddling of an uncaring society and obsess about some “star” or another.
What can they believe in? A mythical(to them) God for whom everyone starts wars maybe? Who will show them the way to decency before the “mob rule” takes over?
Gah! I’m blathering, but I hope you get my point.
I am the king of blather to English. Maybe I should write a dictionary..haha j/k
You’re right about MAD hitting a nerve. Check out the google image search for “mad magazine justin beiber” to see it blowing up on blogs.
haha…I could almost use that as wallpaper.
I’m surprised someone hasn’t done an “I’m a Belieber” video.
By the way who is Justin Beiber anyway?
The next American idol….or spiderman
Ah… infatuated teenage fans. We should consider keeping them in hibernation until their brains have matured enough to be susceptible to nuances of quality and aesthetics. It’s only logical.
Weren’t we that way at some point? I was always upset when CBS lost battle of the network stars
This is why I only listen to oldies. That and new things scare me.
It is too funny how wrapped up in this kind of stuff people get