Belieber Rant Belieber. Sounds harmless and slightly pathetic? Well, yes, but the Belieber is the most deranged superfan-club ever established and it’s hyperbolic mass hysteria will leave your ears ringing and your normal music taste heavily distorted. In its native land of the highly-popular social media network Twitter, it prefers to see itself as a vital member of the food chain and that, without it, it would cease to exist. No, just no.
I’m pretty sure that’d only be true if everyone else finally packed up and migrated to get as far away from them as possible. The 18 year-old Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber, didn’t realise what beast he was about to unleash when he was rapidly launched into stardom back in 2009, with the overly-manufactured instant hit ‘One Time’. Maybe someone should’ve realised and somehow prevented it… if only I had a time machine. The term Belieber launched soon after in early 2010.
They are mostly pre-teen and teen girls who obsessively defend and support their idol and may resort to extreme methods to protect him against anything they deem as a ‘threat’ – towards themselves or him – such as issuing death threats to women connected to the popstar, and defacing the website Wikipedia after he failed to win a Grammy. Admittedly, over the last couple of years, his sound has matured and become more tolerable. Slightly. If only we could say the same about the Belieber.
Back in the early days of the fan club, they were annoying teeny-boppers, but as time has passed they have gradually become more emotionally unhinged and attached to the ‘cardboard cut-out’ of a popular culture singer. Although you’d probably expect rock music fans on Twitter to be the more violent and darker fan clubs, the Beliebers are the fan club members that are far more likely to be banned from the site due to various types of bullying, in some extreme cases them escalating to death threats. And everyone expects cheesy music lovers to be all sunshine and roses.
The widely known and hated Belieber campaign ‘Bieber or Die’ refused to recognise the existence and the human rights of anyone who didn’t see Justin Bieber as a ‘God’, and sent a vast proportion of the remaining people on Twitter taunts regarding to them committing suicide. Last week, they had turned their insults onto media personality, Sharon Osbourne, saying that her insults about the singer’s lack of talent were due to her being ‘jealous of his accomplishments’ and that she’ll ‘never be as successful as him’. WAIT. Sharon Osbourne was one of the first ever female band managers to her future husband’s band.
That’s undisputable history. In a hundred years people will still know that, whilst Justin Bieber’s name will probably be forgotten within our lifetime. If the Illuminati is brain-washing people using pop-music, it’s definitely working on the Beliebers… A term often used to describe their obsession over the Canadian is ‘Bieber Fever’: a celebrity crush on him that has escalated over the course to a point where other people view the addiction as harmful. There was a photograph posted onto Facebook that depicted a Belieber who had carved ‘I Love Justin Bieber’ into their arm using a knife. It’s sickening.
Why would you put yourself through such pain to ‘express your love’ for someone as unoriginal as Justin Bieber? Or anyone, for that matter. Earlier this year, Beliebers compared him to Kurt Cobain and even said that he was the grunge icon’s second-coming. ARE THEY CRAZY? Let’s get a few things straight: Kurt Cobain impacted mainstream music forever and was front man of one of the first ever ‘underground bands’ to make it into the mainstream music scene. Justin Bieber doesn’t even write his own songs; he’s a fad and will be forgotten about by his ‘devoted’ Beliebers in a few years, for the next teen idol that comes along.