Justin Bieber’s $25k custom Baby Stewie bling – cute or such a total idiotic waste?

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Here’s Justin Bieber wearing a widdle Baby Stewie from Family Guy pendant that’s made with white diamonds and multi-colored rubies. It was custom made and TMZ got some quotes from the jeweler about how Justin helped “design” it and had a “vision” for it, despite the fact that it’s a well known cartoon character of someone else’s copywritten design, and Bieb’s vision came from watching TV. It’s 14 carats and the Bieb dropped $25k on it.

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Now that I’ve done a little digging, it looks like TMZ just got the quotes from the jeweler’s blog, where he has a video of the pendant being made. (Below.) I was kind of fascinated by it, especially by the application of the tiny diamonds, but I also like to watch those shows where they show the manufacturing process for various products.

So is this pendant a total f’ing waste? You know, Kim Kardashian just got an engagement ring that’s 20 carats and cost $2 million dollars. That puts a little diamond encrusted Stewie to shame.

Plus nothing tops the 1/2 a million dollar “crayon bling” necklace that Jamaican singer Sean Kingston had – before he tried to ship it cross country and lost it. Unlike Sean Kingston, Bieber could probably afford this. The Bieb is young and he has a whole career ahead of him to waste money on jewelry and toys, the lucky little shit.

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  1. Heatheradair says:

    why yes, that IS the ugliest, most ridiculous way to throw money away that I’ve seen since…..um……….

  2. Franny says:

    The difference between Kim’s engagement ring and this waste of space is that at least her ring (is supposed to) has significance (marriage, love, future). While the Biebs has more money than any of us will ever have x 1000, I still think its a waste because its not even cute.

  3. merski says:

    Well it’s kind of cool how they make it, but it’s just such a goddamn waste….

  4. Eve says:

    It’s his money so…*shrugs*

    I would pay for that Simpsons dress Katy Perry wore in that Treehouse of Horror episode.

    P.S.: even though Family Guy can be funny sometimes, I agree with Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s take on them — there are a way too many gags in each episode, too many pop culture referrences out of nowhere and a very thin plot line. And I really don’t know what he (McFarlane) has against Michael J. Fox to make two very bad jokes about his Parkinson’s syndrome.

  5. Celebitchy says:

    Agreed Eve, I’m not a Family Guy fan. They try to shove too much into it.

  6. lilred says:

    He should be saving his money because you know once he grows a set he won’t be “singing” anymore, and we damn sure know he can’t act either.

  7. anne says:

    He’s a kid and a wanna be – I blame his Mother for allowing such a ridiculous waste of money. But of course, anything to make their bread winner happy.

  8. Praise St. Angie! says:

    it’s stupid and he looks stupid wearing it.

    so, I go with “total idiotic waste”, but it IS his own money that he’s wasting.

    EDIT: “I agree with Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s take on them”

    Eve, I’m with you on that. I never understood the appeal of Family Guy. Always saw it as a Simpson’s ripoff. Did you see the SP episode when Cartman is trying to get the network to NOT show the Family Guy ep that has Muhammed in it?

  9. Eve says:

    @ Celebitchy:

    Yes. Look (FG fans out there), I love McFarlane’s voice work — the voices he makes are absolutely hilarious. But sometimes I think he comes across and bitter and jealous of others success. Example: Stephen Hawking has been featured in The Simpsons several times. Family Guy has a character that is an obvious parody to Hawking…I find that cheap and lowbrow.

    I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but it feels like he can’t take criticism well either: I read something on IMDb regarding the FG writers alleged reaction to South Park’s episodes “Cartoon Wars I & II” and I don’t think they took it well. Pretty much like they can dish it out but they can’t take it.

    I’m tired of seeing FG fans saying that the cartoon is better than The Simpsons, when FG is a borderline plagiarism of The Simpsons in the first place. And every single “adult” cartoon that came out after The Simpsons somewhat owns said show. The Simpsons is a groundbreaking show. Period. The only comparison I admit is that the new seasons aren’t as good as the old ones.

    Sorry for the off topic rant. Bieber is just not that interesting.

  10. TurquoiseBlue says:

    Disgusting. There are people losing everything in disasters who could really use a help out right now, and this little twerp spends $25K on a necklace he’ll be sick of in two weeks.

  11. Eve says:

    @ Praise St. Angie:

    LOL! I just mentioned that on the post following yours.

    Well, I’d be lying if I said I don’t enjoy some of FG episodes — when there’s a better plot line, the show can be funny. Some of the gags are hilarious (the one about Ashley Simpsons’s fiasco on SNL was priceless) but most of the time I feel like they wouldn’t even exist (now) hadn’t it been for The Simpsons being released in 198-freaking-9!

    By the way, The Simpsons is even older than that (first appearances happened in 1987). It’s easy for Family Guy’s writers to be offensively funny, but how about making a little bit of sense while doing so?…I remember switching channels after I saw the gag that poked fun at M.J. Fox’s Parkinson (it was one showing a hypothetical Zorro played by Fox).

  12. KJ says:

    @turquoiseblue – you and I share the same sentiment. Whenever I see these celebs blow money on obscene and useless baubles (Kim Ks ring, which there’s now way Kris Humphries could afford because he’s NOT that highly paid, Kanye allegedly replacing his bottom teeth with gold and diamonds, this shit) I always think to myself “if you have that much money that you’re essentially coming up with weird crap to spend it on, I have a couple of charities I can point in your direction.” It’s so selfish and gross to me. Don’t get me wrong. If I had all that money I’d live in a big house and buy a nice car or two, but spending 25K on a gaudy necklace while people in places like Joplin are digging through their flattened houses for what’s left of their lives just seems so wrong to me. That money could be used better someplace else than around my neck.

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    Why not donate some of that money to all the sufferers of these natural disasters? We’ve got flooding, tornados, and severe storms here in the US. Japan is still in dire need, I’m certain.

    This isn’t just directed at the fetus, it’s directed at all these types of folks: do something decent with your money, and be thankful you’re well-off AND your house isn’t under water or ripped off its foundation.

  14. really says:

    typical TRASH.

  15. Quest says:

    I personally think Celebs waste money on a lot of materialistic items but then again they can afford it.

    It is ashame that so much money can be thrown behind these types of items (including cars, pets, wigs, housekeepers, etc) when there are those in the world that are suffering. It is sad

  16. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Eve, truth be told, I’ve seen a couple of clips of FG that made me laugh (during Fox promos while watching a different Fox show), but when I tried to watch a full ep, I just couldn’t. offensive and just NOT funny, overall. I don’t mind offensive AND funny, a la South Park. But FG strikes me as trying WAY too hard to be the Simpsons, or to be funnier than the Simpsons.

    yup, I remember watching Simpsons “shorts” on the old Tracey Ullman Show. The “olden” days… ;)

  17. Kendra says:

    Least it wasn’t a bra

  18. Laura says:

    Things like this make me think that maybe communism isn’t such a bad idea after all… I mean a 25k Stewie necklace? Really?

  19. Sassy says:

    @Turquoiseblue and KJ – totally co-sign!

    Ridiculous waste of money.

  20. Eve says:

    @ Praise St. Angie:

    Totally agree with your comment # 18 (minus the last part because I only knew about Tracey Ullman’s sketchs much later). Yeah, when they try to outclass The Simpsons, it’s a major FAIL!

    I owe The Simpsons a couple of “cultural enhancement” myself — while watching the first Treehouse of Horror episode I got to hear about the fantastic (now one of my favorite horror authors ever) Edgar Allan Poe, for the very first time. I mean, I would have found about him eventually — I’m a fan of Stephen King and he mentions Poe’s works from time to time — but that was 1990 and hearing parts of his most famous poems changed my life a little bit.

    P.S.: The Raven, read by James Earl Jones. How awesome is that? Again — and before people here get fed up with my Simpsonsloonism — I’ll be forever a fan. Forever and ever.

  21. Praise St. Angie! says:

    holy crap, the Raven bit was great. I loved it when the (Bart)Raven says “Nevermore” at one point and (Homer) says “why you little…” and start strangling the raven.

    going back to that SP ep, remember when Bart was telling Cartman how “bad” he was, and Cartman countered with all of the bad stuff HE did? At the end, Bart was like “you win, dude.” LMAO…

  22. jover says:

    turquiosieblue, sassy, kj original bellaluna sign on also – I wonder what percentage of after tax income these cretins donate to charities of their own volition compared to average smucks, I’ll bet the average smucks have them easily beat – and then these cretins act like they are better, and what are they? – entertainers, good grief.

  23. whitedaisy says:

    Take a deep breath, people. Celebrities drop huge wads of cash on nothing. All the time. The 25K is a drop in the bucket to what is actually spent; it is just that we rarely hear about it.
    One private jet flight to vacation in Cabo, Mexico would be 2 times as much.

  24. Justaposter says:

    I love family guy.. and have caught the kids more than once watching..

    Imagine my horror when they introduced Family Guy to my MOM!!!

    This is how the convo went..

    Mom: Justaposter.. do you know what the kids are watching?!

    Me: uuummmm…….

    Mom: FAMILY GUY! OMG! HOW ON EARTH COULD YOU LET MY GRANDBABIES WATCH THIS…SHOW!!!

    Me: uummm…. *thinking damn kids!! they would have to watch it up at Grandmama’s house*

    Mom: Who is this Stewie kid.. and why is his head so big? And Brian??.. what is that all about…

    Me: well.. I umm…

    Mom:.. OMG they are beating eachother up!!

    *hears a slight muffled sound.. kinda sorta like a giggle*

    Me: Mom.. are you laughing?

    Mom: NO!

    Me: Mom that sounded kinda like a laugh.

    Mom: nuh uh!
    Mom: OH MY GAWD!! BWHAHHAHA..

    *cut to the next day..*
    Mom calls and asked when Family guy is back on.

    Look it is the Bebes money.. personally I am glad my tween daughter isn’t all caught up in him. My boys breaking out in BABY BABY kinda killed it for her. Remind me to throw a little extra somethig in the will for them.

  25. Eve says:

    going back to that SP ep, remember when Bart was telling Cartman how “bad” he was, and Cartman countered with all of the bad stuff HE did? At the end, Bart was like “you win, dude.” LMAO…

    Totally! Man, those two South Park episodes were insanely funny. How about the tricycle chase? They asked Parker and Stone how was the reaction after the episodes were aired, they answered that they received flowers from both The Simpsons’s and King of the Hill’s people, but dead silence from FG’s guys. Apparently McFarlane joked about the manatis thing, but in a “laughing to keep from crying” way.

  26. Victoria says:

    Idiotic waste, and so is the necklace. Btw, anyone else notice the craptastic painting in the background of the jeweler’s work space? Ha!

  27. xxodettexx says:

    love Family Guy – lame gags and all – my only complaint seems to be that they do too many low brow jokes, but the pop culture references which sometimes even escape me [until i do some googling, that is] i love!

    that being said, american dad is the BEST of his shows. cleveland can be pretty great but American Dad is my hands down favorite, even over south park and MOST DEFINITELY over the simpsons [which i am still meh about]

    @justaposter: loved your post! haha

  28. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “How about the tricycle chase?”

    Eve, that was a Big Wheel! but the music during that was great…

  29. Eve says:

    Eeesh…I wrote “manatees” in Portuguese (manatis). My bad.

    EDIT (@ Praise St. Angie):

    We call them generically “tricycle” in Brazil but it’s nice to know the name of a popular American brand. The music, the police car trying to catch up with them…and FAILING! Priceless all around.

  30. Katija says:

    @ Eve (and everyone else talking about SP vs FG)

    I only know the basic details about the guy behind FG, but I know that he tries to sing, too. They’re must be an insane amount of jealousy with the South Park guys breaking Tony records with their new musical. I previewed the soundtrack, and it sounds hilarious and catchy. I think that those guys have some serious, genuine talent. Family Guy? Eh… I think it’s more like The Simpsons, where it’s the effort of a very large writing and animating staff.

    BUT, with that said, South Park has had several complete fail episodes where there wasn’t a single funny joke, while Family Guy almost ALWAYS has at least three or four definite “he he” moments per episode.

    But I think it’s hilarious that they have a rivalry. Is there ANY entertainment profession where there isn’t a rivalry??? LOL

  31. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Eve…

    http://www.originalbigwheel.com/

    a HUGELY popular toy in the 70s.

    Katija, don’t forget, the SP guys had a song nominated for an Oscar, too.

    “Blame Canada!”

  32. Eve says:

    @ Katja:

    Are you talking about South Park’s musical about the mormons? I don’t think I’ll ever have the chance to see it though…

    And yes, MacFarlane sings a lot (with his real voice, which is also Brian’s) and it is a very nice voice. As I said, the show can be funny sometimes, he does a great voice work (I really like the voices he makes for Peter Griffin and Roger) but I still have that taste of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland being plain and simple rip offs of The Simpsons (I’m not talking only about random jokes and gags but the cartoon’s whole concept).

    P.S.: I corrected the spelling of his name. It’s MacFarlane.

  33. Ria says:

    wow, this was actually an interesting video. I wish I could see how pieces that I have were made!

  34. Kat says:

    Huge, idiotic waste of money. If he keeps blowing through his $ like this, he’ll have nothing left by the time he’s 30.

    I feel like that necklace is just a joke on Family Guy waiting to happen.

  35. Stephie says:

    It was cool to see how it was made, but ugh, what a waste (and show off). It’s his money though, he can do what he wants with it.

  36. Eve says:

    @ Praise St. Angie:

    Thanks, but I googled the moment I saw your post :) .

    I think there was a similar (if not the same) model released in Brazil too.

  37. flowerzombie says:

    Its his money – he earned it. I am sure we all spend money on things other people think are stupid. I am sure JB also donates a heck of a lot to charity – he just doesn’t rub it in anyones face.

  38. Kim says:

    Im emabrrased for him. Yes he made his money but its ridiculous money like all celebs – he is overpaid. At his young age he could be setting example of doamting money and not living flashy but he instead chose to buy a hideous $25 necklace?! What in the world? That could have bought ALOT of food for starving kids.

  39. ThirdChris says:

    I think the pendant is a total waste and I can’t fathom dropping 25K on that, BUT it is HIS money, people. We have NO idea how much cash he contributes to charities so let’s not make assumptions. For all we know, he donates a greater percentage of his income than any of us.

    As an aside…why is he wearing my grandpa’s cardigan?

  40. Deb says:

    What a stupid waste of money. If he keeps that up, he’ll be like MC Hammer-flat broke with no prospects of a career in sight.

  41. Elfie says:

    I know a lot of people who would pay a lot for that necklace, not 25k tho.
    Justin is young, and he is going to buy stpid things, I would if I had the money. I would totally buy a giant SackBoy from Little Big Planet :D

  42. Bubbles says:

    I’m by no means a JB fan, but we have to look at this way tho. The difference between his income and our income is HUGE. To us its 25,000, to him its probably like 25 buck. You never spend 25 bucks on something pretty?

  43. painterspirit says:

    #24 & #41- I agree! Don’t tell me when y’all weren’t 17, you guys wouldn’t have dropped some cash on something other people thought was stupid, but you really wanted. He’s on the freakin’ Forbest list of richest entertainers, 25k is nothing to him.

  44. Deven says:

    It is unfortunate that such a young person has access to so much money, whether he made it or not. His grotesque bauble is not beautiful, imaginative, or even well-designed. It’s born to be trash. If he has so much extraneous money, he should be advised to use it much more wisely for something worthwhile or even charitable or educational. He’s just a child, with child values.

  45. John Wayne Lives says:

    I’m sorry, I know he’s still a minor/child, but god, can u imagine the enormous tool this guys gonna be in 10yrs? *shutter* I for one, am someone who totally, easily believes Marge H’s statement about how bratty he is.

  46. HCE_luvsJB says:

    My daughter loves JB and without her, I would have never watched his movie or taken notice of him. He donates to charity. His family looks after him, but at the end of the day, he is 17 and he works hard for his money (watch the movie if you have doubts.) He is a talented young man and whether or not you ‘like’ or ‘enjoy’ his style of music, one has to appreciate his musical talent and work ethic. Let him have a little bling!

  47. truthzbetta says:

    I see the adorable young “s/him” from Boys Don’t Cry is aging backwards.

  48. CeeCee says:

    my immediate thought too @Kim, all that money could feed so many starving bellies!

    You might wanna put some away for retirement Beibs, yours is going to be a helluva lot longer than the average person!

  49. KJ says:

    Migrant workers work hard for their money. Justin Beiber is a celebrity. And as BUSY as celebs might be, as SWAMPED with “work” as they might be, as long as they tour, I don’t really consider being a famous teen idol hard work. Maybe he works hard relative to other spoiled Hollywood brats, but to say he “worked hard” for his money is ridiculous. Like if we all worked that hard, we’d be that obscenely rich. I’m sure he’s got a great work ethic and is devoted to his music and tours or whatever, but come on. People who work hard don’t get to take two week vacations several times a year and blow 25k on a NECKLACE with a cartoon baby on it.

  50. beth says:

    that is exactly the kind of thing a 16 year old should be spending his billions on…give the kid a freaking break.

  51. eternalcanadian says:

    It is not the money that is the problem. He makes more than he’ll know what to do with. What the problem is the uber tackiness of that Stewie necklace. I laughed so hard I almost pmsl. I never seen a teenager wear something like that. Bad enough he’s wearing trousers hanging down to his knees let alone a necklace like that. :D haha :D

  52. Charlotte says:

    Insanely dumb. Yes it’s his money. He can spend it how he wants. But it doesn’t mean it’s not ridiculously dumb.

  53. NOT a fan says:

    I agree with 50 and 51. He didn’t even choose on something remotely tasteful like Eric Cartman or Homer Simpson either. Even his own name would’ve been far less tacky and enormously unoriginal. What a dink. Celebrities who can’t ride on their own talent, or lack thereof, instead of someone else’s (he doesn’t even write his own music) should not be THAT kind of wealthy! If he actually worked hard at all for his ill-gotten paycheques, then he’d be able to make a name for himself on his own like a real artist. Heaven forbid the rest of us have to. Until then, he’s just another grossly overpaid, talentless hack who doesn’t deserve it as good as he’s got it. Oh well. I see a LOT of drug/alcohol related rehab in this kid’s future. At least he’ll be able to afford that, too. lol

  54. honeyv says:

    This boy becomes more annoying as days go by. Since he has become famous (and filthy rich) the world is wasting more oxygen. He should be illegal.

  55. Bunnywabba says:

    Typically diamonds are mined at a high cost to the environment and to the people getting the diamonds. Do some research people DIE mining diamonds. What an ignorant waste of human life.

  56. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I’m surprised his mother allowed that to be honest, yes he is young, and MAY have a long career ahead of him but he also may and most likely will fizzle out in about 6 years tops. He is looking less cute as he get’s older and as his fanbase ages they will start listening to different music. He needs to save his money …

  57. Hunny says:

    dont blame him, he’s still a kid :p

  58. Sarah says:

    WASTE!

    I also hate that show!

  59. come on people says:

    HE’S A KID!!! Blame his idiotic parents for not setting up a trust fund. If they didn’t give him access to such large amounts of money he wouldn’t be able to blow it on such frivolous, meaningless things.

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