I have always hated how some celebrities use their status to get themselves out of trouble.
There have been so many stars in Hollywood who do nothing but garner negative attention for the sake of being in the spotlight.
Recently, pop sensation Justin Bieber has been making waves in the media after he was arrested in South Beach, Fla. attempting to drag race down a residential street.
This story has garnered way more attention than it should. What is even worse is that people are defending Bieber’s actions.
According to the New York Daily News, Bieber was arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, driving with an expired driver’s license and drag racing.
The singer admitted to the arresting officers that he had smoked pot earlier in the night and that he also took antidepressants before speeding down the street in a $260,000 Lamborghini Gollardo.
What really makes me angry is how his fans are defending the 19-year-old’s actions.
Bieber’s fans stood outside of his South Beach rental home to support him by singing his songs.
Why do people not understand that he was wrong?
Fans on the scene who were in support of Bieber continually stressed that they understood he was going through a difficult time and that they would support him in his time of need. The thing is, Bieber put himself into this situation and he should face the consequences like any normal person would. During the arrest that occurred around 4 a.m. last Thursday, Bieber attempted to avoid his arrest by repeatedly yelling at officers saying, “Why the f—- are you doing this?”
Why is it that some celebrities assume they can get away with their poor behavior?
Bieber is not alone in this category either.
Other celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Britney Spears and Chris Brown have repeatedly fallen into trouble and yet they continued to be followed by a solid fan base.
Why should people idolize someone else who consistently demonstrates bad behavior. All of Bieber’s “Belibers” need a serious wake-up call. He was driving after he was drinking, smoking marijuana and taking antidepressants; everything about the situation was a recipe for disaster. A lot of his fans are younger and he is condoning this behavior to them.
What really gets me is that, Bieber put himself in a situation where he was bound to get caught, and yet he did not care.
Celebrity status should not put anyone above the law.
Bieber repeatedly told reporters he felt he was under a lot of pressure during the time after his release from spending the night in jail.
Officers who worked at the jail released that the young star spent a good amount of time crying in his cell.
After his crying excapade Bieber put on a strong front while leaving the jail.
Rather than simply getting into his car, the singer jumped onto of his car roof to applaud his fans.
I think society needs a wake-up call and realize that celebrities are normal people too.