okay, so if you’re not caught up on the story, justin bieber has been arrested for DUI and resisting arrest, pending trial or bail from what i know.
jared already has past beef with bieber (look through his twitter feed, theres a lot of stuff there, and he has a history of pissing off bieber’s fans) and he posted this a few minutes ago.
lets talk about this, shall we?
he’s called bieber ‘she’
he’s commented on how bieber looks ‘hot’ without makeup
so what’s the problem with this?
firstly, this is misogyny. jared seems to think that calling bieber a woman is the worst insult he could give him. because, as we all know, women are shameful things that no man would ever want to be, right?
if you don’t like bieber, thats cool! neither do i! but calling him a girl is not going to solve anything.
you’re telling your fanbase – from what i can tell, young girls – that being a girl is shameful. it’s something to be made fun of. you’re calling bieber a girl because you think that is the worst thing he could be. and that’s really problematic.
there’s also the fact that jared is purposefully misgendering him. he’s saying ‘hey! i don’t care what your gender is! i’m going to pretend that it’s something to make fun of!’ and, transphobic implications aside, misgendering someone is not cool. disrespecting someone to be funny is not cool.
doing all of this, in public, to an impressionable fanbase, is not cool.
(look, i get that he’s probably been brought up in an environment that is seriously biogoted, but he’s a grown man who has been out in the world. he should know better.)
Dammit, Jared! Misgendering people as a joke is transphobic. Misgendering a young man in order to mock and insult him is sexist. Fucking dammit.
Jared, among several other celebrities, made jokes referring to Bieber as a girl because, besides getting arrested for DUI, he was also arrested for drag racing. There are several jokes going around at the moment about Bieber in drag. This is not Jared misgendering Bieber; this is springboarding off of the pun made by “drag racing” linking to drag queens, because, as I’m sure you know, “dressing in drag” and “drag queens” are typically not transgender people, and in fact, is a distinguishing term from transgender/transsexual people. Drag queens, as you ALSO probably know, are well known for their heavy application of makeup and exaggeratedly feminine characteristics.
No, Jared is NOT telling girls that it’s shameful to be a girl. That’s ridiculous. He is making a joke referring to drag culture because of the pun of drag racing (which could very easily be interpreted for anyone unaware of what it actually is as racing in drag) and drag queens, as well as Bieber’s penchant to act stereotypically or exaggeratedly feminine, as drag queens often do.
Please note that RuPaul, a famous drag queen, also made a joke about Bieber being a drag queen in response to Bieber’s arrest. And your precious Orange is the New Black tweeted “We’ve got an open bunk for you, Justin.” …in a women’s prison. What say you, tumblr social justice?
Please stop blowing things out of proportion. Just yesterday you were singing his praises up and down the country because he made a snarky comment against Bieber about his cocaine usage, and now today you’re all set to demonize him for a comment that is being blown way out of proportion? I am fully aware of the irony that is tumblr and its black-and-white mentality towards these sorts of things, but this is ridiculous. Please move on with your lives and find something worthwhile to gripe about.
Yoooo that commentary here have a pop tart or snack of your choice.
THE BABY ALLIGATOR LOOKS SO HAPPY THOUGH
I didn’t know puffer fish could be babies
I love this
BIP BOP BAM LOOK AT THAT LAMB
Letting your parents listen to your favorite music is so much like bringing a boyfriend home for approval but marginally more important
LOOK WHAT ASH JUST SENT OHMYGOD I LOVE HIM SO MUCH THAT IDIOT
ASHTON WTF OH MY GOD HE FUERHGERGREKJM REG
ashton we need to talk
Yeah! Free Justin! It’s not like he’s done anything wrong like drunk driving, egging people’s homes, abandoning pets in foreign countries, spitting on people, puking on stage, pissing in kitchen buckets and on snow, showing up late, comparing historical figures to his own fans, being banned from gyms, snubbing fans who raise thousands of dollars for cancer, sticking phones down his trousers and throwing them, being carried up the Great Wall of China, graffiti, fighting at clubs, sleeping with Brazilian prostitutes, mooning, badmouthing presidents, wearing douchey clothing and threatening to kill neighbours! We’ll always support him no matter what he does!
i love how this went full circle
I just had to scroll back up because OH MY GOD IT DID
well look at who decided to return to this blog
Union J backstage at Meadowhall Light Switch On