Justin Bieber fans are rather unhappy with Disney for allowing a character to call Justin a girl on the show Jessie. So will the channel have a boycott on its hands?
Beliebers might just be getting ready to abandon the network – Selena Gomez’ show Wizards of Waverly Place is over, so the House of Mouse already has lost a few fans of Jelena. But the network’s latest move might be the last straw.
Disney already irked former Sonny with a Chance star Demi Lovato by featuring a joke about anorexia on an episode of the show Shake It Up – a character made a lighthearted joke about not eating, something that certainly is no laughing matter. Demi got so upset with the network that her complaints to Disney convinced the network to pull the offending episode.
So maybe now Selena Gomez is going to have to stand up for her man in order to get the most recent episode of Jessie shelved for good.
In the episode Jessie (Debby Ryan) explains the presence of the paparazzi outside her building by saying that a girl living downstairs looks just like the Biebs. This might seem like an innocent enough comment to non-Beliebers, but Justin’s fans are not happy about the joke. Here’s what MahoneSwagYee wrote about the quip: “disney, i thought you supposed to teach kids not to bully eachother? calling justin bieber a girl, guess what?! thats bullying..”
So is calling someone a girl akin to bullying by using the word “gay” as an insult? It could be seen that way – of course being a girl or being gay isn’t a bad thing, but some people will use the words to insult guys.
Another Belieber compared the incident to the anorexia joke that angered Demi Lovato. Here’s what itsJessicaBabe wrote: “How can Disney have the nerve to joke about eating disorders and now imply their thoughts on Justin Bieber looking like a girl?”
And DreamofCody says that Disney’s days are numbered in this tweet: “That Awkward Moment When Disney Looses 16 Millions Viewers Due To The Fact They Diss Justin Bieber. Have Fun When You Get Cancelled.”
Of course the girl joke could be seen in a whole different way – perhaps Jessie’s words were actually a dig at the girl downstairs – she might have been saying that the Bieberish girl actually looks like a boy, instead of the other way around.
After all, there’s a whole website dedicated to lesbians who look like Justin Bieber, and female America’s Got Talent contestant Dani Shay gets told that she looks like the Biebs all the time.
So what do you think – should Beliebers be as upset as they are at Disney, or is the anorexia controversy way worse? Sound off in the comments!
Oh, and check out video evidence of Justin’s real female lookalike below.