There is no denying Justin Bieber has not been his usual self lately. Drugs, a bad crowd, and a recent breakup are all being blamed for what appears to be a serious downward spiral. But, Justin has denied the drugs and his manager claims he is "in a great place," despite a really bad month. So, what is really going on?
One expert chalks it up to Justin's immaturity. Jed Smith, an expert in the music industry, calls Justin's recent behavior, "unremarkably brattish." Unfortunately, it is not unremarkable enough to go unnoticed and could ultimately destroy his career. Smith has some sage advice for the Biebs, "Now would be a great time for a moment of humility." Justin attempted to explain his recent actions in a long rant posted to Instagram, but it came across as arrogant and completely unapologetic.
Another expert weighs in and adds, "Justin Bieber's toxic behavior is the result of too much too soon. Although he is in a very adult world, he has been granted unlimited access to anything he wants and is surrounded by 'yes men' who validate his behavior."
Justin may not like being compared to the train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan, but there are some similarities. One of the biggest differences is Justin has a lot of family support. His parents seem pretty normal unlike Lindsay's awful parents. Can Pattie and Jeremy rein this boy in?
Another point that one person brings up is the fact Justin is only 19. His actions are pretty normal. Adults today can sit there and bash the kid, but how many went through the same things? Exactly. Justin's missteps are projected to billions of people, which makes them seem so much worse than they truly are.
Is Justin a little cocky? Yes, but again, what spoiled teen isn't? Justin is not doing anything other teens have not already tried. He may think he is forging new ground, but anybody with any experience raising a teen or those who remember those years knows he is just a typical kid acting out.
Hopefully, Justin can get some time off and get his stuff together before he squanders it all away. Don't become another has-been. Tone down the 'tude and heed the advice of the folks that have been there, done that.
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