Justin Bieber has always been seen as an innocent child, who enjoyed making music for a younger audience. And then, all of a sudden, he is being accused of having wild sex with a girl after one of his concerts and on top of that, he is a dad. Well, that drama has since fizzled out, but being a celebrity does come with a handful of critics and now, Bieber is making controversial headlines once again. And this time, it is about his passion – his music!
As many know, Justin performed at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show that went live in New York City’s Times Square. Although he sang a few of his own songs, he also covered a popular Beatles hit, Let it Be. With everything he has gone through over the past year, he has always encouraged his fans to look beyond the drama and just focus on the music. In other words, let the drama be drama. However, this performance is the center of a brand new controversy.
So why is it that a popular singer, such as Justin Bieber can’t cover the classics? Well, critics are finding that Bieber compared his drama to the meaning of the song, but those hardcore Beatles fans were less than impressed that Bieber tackled the song and made it his own. In 2010, Bieber had reportedly made a comment that insinuated that he compared himself to the Beatles. The shaggy bangs Bieber sported throughout his earlier career have also been linked to the popular hairstyle of the 1960s.
Even his own manager, Scooter Braun, has made comparisons between the group and Bieber. “I don’t want to draw comparisons,” he is quoted as saying by Billboard magazine, “but there was a band during the British Invasion that had girls screaming at them. I think you know who I’m talking about,” Braun is quoted in Entertainment Weekly.
So is this really a Justin Bieber controversy worth taking notice of? Well, those who are not Bieber fans are jumping on the bandwagon and lashing out on Twitter. Perhaps next time Bieber wants to perform a personal song about his issues, he should write it himself to avoid more bad press. When you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.
And let’s be honest — is it really that big of a deal?