Justin Bieber. Its not too long ago that, when someone uttered those two words, thoughts of a teeny-weenie, pint-size, do-good, all-Canadian pop star would come to mind. Unfortunately, those two words dont seem to have the same effect today.
Justin Bieber is slowly tearing part his own image, one Instagram photo at a time.
What is causing Biebers troubles? Teenage rebellion? Rich brat syndrome? Heartbreak? Who knows? But one thing is for sure: Hes heading down a rocky road that has seen too many pop stars end up in the ditch.
Jason Furman of the Feldman Agency recently spoke to the CBC about Biebers unusual antics and is pointing the finger at the pop stars high-stress levels. He told the outlet, He is only a kid who was forced to grow up quickly in order to achieve the success he has, Furman said.
Trying to live your life while being scrutinized under the public eye can be hard for someone at any age.
Just in the past month, Bieber has allegedly been involved in the following:
As if that werent enough to raise the red flags, Bieber posted a rant on the social-media photo-sharing app, Instagram, stating how untouchable he is, It must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning [for me]. I know my talent level
Unfortunately, for those who can spot a spiraling, out-of-control pop star, like Lohan, Bieber had a few select words for that comparison, too. He wrote: to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements ; )
The pop star later deleted and reposted his rant sans the Lindsay Lohan reference but claimed that he didnt deserve bad press and kyboshed the rumours that he was headed to rehab (a la Lindsay Lohan).
Psychologist Donna Rockwell, who co-wrote Being a Celebrity: A Phenomenology of Fame and professor at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology told the CBC, One of the greatest stresses is fame. Its tremendously stressful to be famous, to have to be on in public every second.
Its a very lonely, isolating and mistrustful place.
We, as a society, so hunger for our own connection and glimpse of fame that just being around this famous person is enough for us to send our integrity to the devil and when we feel like saying You are really being out of line, we dont.