I Don't Hate Justin Bieber

August 23, 2011
If Justin Bieber walks past a of children around 8 to 18 years of age, most of them would have one of two reactions: “Ohmigosh!! It’s Justin Bieber!!!” (Then perhaps some crying, or exclaiming their love for ‘their hero’), or they would say something along the lines of “ Oh [shoot]! It’s that [fag] Justin Bieber!” (Then make plans to ‘do away’ with him).

Give or take the amount of drama, the reactions are generally extreme love, or extreme hate. The latter ridicule the former without relent and the former attempt to defend themselves, often teary eyed and exasperated. The majority of people in the given age group feel either love, or hate for this young male singer.

Oddly enough, however, there is another category into witch one could fall, where your opinion of the pop-star mentioned has a much wider range of emotion. I simply call it “I Don’t Hate [Justin Bieber]”.

I find this reaction very rare, towards anyone, not just Bieber, for it is neither love, nor hate, but it is not indifference. It could be minor dislike, or a neutral respect; liking a little bit, but not enough for dramatic emotion: I don’t care much for [his] style; [She] can be over the top, sometimes. . .

I personally, never had a strong opinion of like or dislike (let alone love or hate). More awe, or surprise. Perhaps disgust, but for his fans and “haters”, not him. The first time I heard him sing, I was surprised that such a feminine voice from a male singer had so much popularity.

I didn’t hate him, though.

Over time, I heard other songs, and have even been in a few heated debates over Bieber’s popularity. I was never on the same side as the “Beliebers”, but never confessed hate, or joined any plots to kill him.

I thought he was over the top. Way to suggestive. To popular for his own good. I was suspicious of his age in relation to his personality.

That doesn’t mean I hated him.

True, he could be annoying. Kind of craze, even. I disliked how overly popular he is, but I also thought it was wrong how popular it was to hate him.

I still think that way, and I am not alone. A dear friend of mine frequently make statements about hating and/or loving Justin Bieber. On social network sites, and at school. I do not have her permission to quote her, else I would. We both ask own peers would react if we decided we were avid fans; what was wrong with liking him, even if only a little bit.

There are many people, things, ideas, etc. that I happen to dislike and/or disagree with. But that is no reason for me to rally others to hate it/them. I do not love Justin Bieber with any passion. I don’t care much for him at all. Ultimately, however, that is not important. What is important is that I don’t hate him. You shouldn’t, either.

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ThisGirl said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 10:04 am
Bravo! I agree. My opinion of Justin Beiber is a lot like my opinion of Twilight.
Live&&Love said...
Sept. 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Who is Justin Bieber? What do some girls even see in him?
O_oRiet replied...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Ahhh, haha. My English teacher explained this to me (More or less). He said that a lot of girls tend to like some guy who is in touch with their feminen side, and makes them feal special.


And in case you were wondering, Justin Bieber is not the first of his kind. Donnie Osmond is pretty much the  JB of the '70s.

ImTheKid said...
Sept. 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm
This is an interesting new take on the whole "Justin Bieber" thing. I like how you aren't so one sided about it all. It's obvious that you don't particularly care for JB, but you're totally tolerant of those that love him. That's cool!
ajcs1221 said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm
ahhh Lulah you rock my socks girl! Good article I love and miss you! Great writing
O.Riet replied...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm
Ahh, why thankyou my dear A♥J.
sorlageal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:37 am
You're very smart! 
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