Now don't get me wrong, I can't stand the kid. I'll get around as to the reasons why I do in just a second. But first, I have to explain why I'm so sick and tired of all this Anti-Justin Bieber propaganda, by shamelessly ripping apart the most popular quotes that I've found nearly flooding YouTube, Facebook, fanfiction.net, and ours truly deviantArt.
"He sounds like a girl when he sings." This is the oldest, most sexist argument in the Anti-Justin Bieber book. Saying that he sounds, looks or acts like a girl as if it's an insult is degrading to women. Ladies, you need to put a stop to this. Just by calling Justin Bieber a girl, you're giving men excuses to think they're better than you! Stop using the idea of a woman or a girl as if it's a bad thing! If you're reading this and you're a girl, I'm pretty sure you sound like a girl when you sing. Right?
"Well he still sounds really bad." Still doesn't give you an excuse to insult women; or men who like to sing like women. Don't categorize so much! Plenty of men, young and old, like to sing like women or girls, and can pull it off. When you automatically assume every man that sounds like a girl is bad, you're just impacting a whole group of people.
"But he looks wimpy. He must be gay." We are in the year 2012. As of now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay. If the fact that you're insinuating that to be gay is a bad thing means you're homophobic, then keep it to yourself. It's fine if homosexuality makes you uncomfortable, but if you repress or insult other people based off of your silly fear, that is where the human race has drawn the line. We've advanced as a species, it's time to stop making excuses for yourself and move on. Of course, if you aren't homophobic and you were just using "gay" as a slang term, and didn't mean it in the sense that it was originally intended, you still can not use "gay" as an insult because it makes it look like it's okay for others to use it as an insult, and hate just escalates from there. Don't spread homophobia.
"I still think he looks weird. He's ugly." Says you. There are literally hundreds of girls and boys who would beg to differ. Don't compare everyone to your standards. Just because you don't appreciate his appearence doesn't mean others can't. There may be people out there who don't think you're very good-looking, but they're not going to hate you because of that. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, remember?
"He's too over-exposed! He's everywhere and it's annoying! That's a good reason to hate the people who overexpose him, isn't it? Don't stem every problem to one person, find the source of it instead. Celebrity status is not simple. It's extremely complicated. He is not in control of all of his actions, in fact he's probably not in control of many of them. I should add that people like you, who go around spamming the internet about how much you hate Justin Bieber, are in fact contributing to his celebrity status. Way to fuck up.
No, I know why he's so famous! It's those fangirls! Everyone who listens to him is so stupid!" Enjoying music or a person is not stupid. Hating someone for what they enjoy is stupid. Don't be stupid.
Well I still don't like his music! You can't argue against my personal taste! I certainly can not argue my way into making you enjoy his music. Everyone has their own preference. But I can argue you into knowing how to be tolerant of human beings. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's bad. Personally, I don't like his music either, and I think that he's terrible live. But I don't hate him for that. And you shouldn't either. Don't hate.
Gawd, if you love him so much, why don't you just go marry him?" Well, for one thing I'm not planning on marrying a man, I'm planning on marrying a beautiful red-headed girl with a sweet name like Lily or Annabelle, as soon as gay marriage is legalized in Michigan. And for another, I actually don't love him. In fact, I rather dislike him. I would never hate him of course, because I beleive that hate solves nothing. But I have never loved or liked him.
Why? Well, I dislike him because he's pro-life. There is absolutely no arguing with me on that point, because I'm an atheist (I don't beleive in gods, dieties, or any form of spirit or soul), and I'm a woman. I'm also not an idiot. But despite my hostility towards his personal beleifs, the main reason I don't like Justin Bieber is that he had the disrespect to even say that he is pro-life. He is not a woman, never has been, and hopefully never will be, so he has absolutely no say in abortion whatsoever, until he gets a uterus and injects semen into it and succesfully becomes pregnant. And even then, he should still not have a say in what other women do with their body. Oh, and it doesn't help that I really don't like his fashion sense. Pardon me, but his clothes just scream "I AM THE PRINCE OF THE DOUCHE BAGS"...
If you don't like him, why are you defending him? To stop the hate. If you need to re-read go ahead, because no further explanation on those points above are necessary. Hate needs to be stopped. The spreading of intollerant ideals need to be stopped. Human beings are impressionable, and we are, maybe not entirely of our own will, brainwashing ourselves into being sexist, homophobic, ignorant and hateful creatures. This can be stopped all by doing simple things like not using certain words or saying certain things.
My final peice of advice? Ladies in particular; Do your research! Don't hate Justin Bieber for stupid reasons, but make sure you know your reasons not to support him either!
D O N ' T - H A T E :: E D U C A T E !
1) There is a difference between homophobia & homosexual hatred; thank you to JHCross for pointing that out!
2) I am not completely innocent on this matter. As most of you reading this probably do as well, I have a dark history of spreading not only Justin Bieber hate, but sexism too. But I am living proof that people can grow up and come to the realization that words have a larger impact than we think. I am proud of my history only because I know that we as humans can change. (: