Lots of people, rightfully, are riding Justin Bieber’s troubled little hide these days. But none have put it quite so, uh, elegantly as one of Missouri’s favorite sons, Jon Hamm.
In an interview in the new issue of“Men’s Fitness,”
the St. Louis native takes time during an interview about his life after “Mad Men” to consider the little Biebs.
"Look at Bieber or whoever. You’re like, ‘What the f@$k, man? What are you doing? Why?’ There’s no one telling those people no, and it’s a shame.
“ ... (These people need) a mom or a dad or a really good friend who can say, ‘Hey, s@#$head!’ ... You see people in the world and you’re like, ‘Do you know how a washing machine works? Do you know how to wash a dish? Life skills are something we’re missing… just s@#t you needed to learn in life.”
Fortunately for the little Canadian boy, knowing how to wash a dish is not a prerequisite for spending time in the United States. As of now, Justin doesn’t have that worry hanging over his head.
After he was arrested in January for drag racing, DUI and resisting arrest in Miami Beach, a petition to kick him out of the country and revoke his green card was posted atWhitehouse.gov
. (He pleaded not guilty to all those charges and is set for trial on May 5.)
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” the citizen petition read. “We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”
More than 270,000 people signed it, triggering an official response from the White House.
"Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one," reads the White House official statement on the matter, which added “we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken.
“Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that's 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber's debut album. You better believe it.”
The little guy is currently taking some time off, as he noted to his 51 million Twitter followers on Easter Sunday.
“Learned a lot this past year thru trial error but that is life. Excited for what's next,” he tweeted.
Might we suggest some fold-and-fluff time with Jon Hamm?