Justin Bieber’s arrest Thursday in Florida certainly shocked a lot of the pop star’s teen and preteen fans.
Police in Miami Beach said they arrested Bieber while he was drag-racing in a Lamborghini on a residential street. A Chevy or Ford just wouldn’t do for the pampered, overpaid star.
The 19-year-old faces charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. There’s not much of a chance that he will face any stiff penalties. He is Justin Bieber, after all.
But the arrest may take him from heartthrob to unappealing bad boy for his mostly female fans. Bieber unfortunately is following a pattern of a lot of young music idols and the people who adored them.
Bieber’s fans’ great grandmothers could probably recall screaming over Elvis in the 1950s. Their grandmothers may have fainted over the Beatles in the 1960s.
Their moms may have swooned over Michael Jackson in the 1970s or New Kids on the Block in the 1980s and 1990s. The girls age out of it, and the musicians lose their luster.
Welcome to reality, Justin Bieber. This may be the start of a long, steep slide to “remember when”....