Justin Bieber’s taken a page from Axl Rose’s “several hours late for his own concert” playbook. Axl, of course, has always been extremely tardy for his own gigs and doesn’t plan on stopping the practice anytime soon. Everyone always knows that Axl’s going to be late — I think I remember reading his lame rationale in an early 1990s interview where he claimed that he got carried away while meditating backstage — and it’s to be expected even though it’s ridiculous that his fans will put up with that sort of behavior. At the very least, Axl knows that his fans won’t necessarily have to wake up and go to school the next morning. That was the major problem with Bieber showing up two hours late for his London concert last night. A great number of his fans (including many who paid for up-close seating) had to ditch the show and go home with their parents. What a bummer.
Meanwhile, who the hell knows what Bieber was doing instead of doing his job onstage. Maybe he was downing Sizzurp or partying with horses, but he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. Then he rode in like a douche ex machina, of course, and pretended like nothing happened:
Justin Bieber was two hours late for his opening night at the London O2, forcing hundreds of parents to leave with their children before the singer even came onstage – as it was a school night.
The 19-year-old has been slammed on Twitter for his ‘disgusting behaviour’ which saw hundreds of diehard Bieber fans walk-out of the arena heartbroken despite waiting hours for his arrival.
Thousands descended on the 02 arena to see the opening night of the sell-out show, with many fans being under 16, but Bieber did not appear on stage until 10.35pm – just 25 minutes before Bieber was due to finish.
Bieber was even tweeting to his 35 million Twitter followers in the lead up to the show that he was thrilled to be performing in the UK capital. and told fans to “get ready.”
A source told MailOnline crowds were booing the Baby singer after sitting through two warm up acts, Jaden Smith and Carly Rae Jepsen, before being left to sit and wait for the main attraction.
A Bieber fan told MailOnline: “It’s disgraceful, so many children were distressed and left heartbroken they had to leave the show. Many had been looking forward to seeing Justin for weeks.”
Following Carly Rae’s set, fans were left to wait listening to Michael Jackson hits for around 45 minutes until Justin finally appeared on stage at 10.35pm.
Our source added: “It is a school night and the arena is packed with ten and 14-year-olds, who even knows if they will able to get the last tube?”
Although he made no apology for his tardiness, his presence quickly made the 20,000 fans in the audience forget his lateness.
[From Daily Mail]
Never mind the disappointed fans — let’s consider those poor parents, who paid for those tickets and then had to listen to their kids whine about not being able to see their mistaken idol do his thing. On the plus side, these adults were lucky enough to not have to listen to the Bieb “in concert” while he lipsynched and flounced about the stage. I’m sort of amazed that not even creepy manager Scooter Braun has issued a statement about Bieb’s excessive tardiness to a concert where he probably earned close to a million dollars (before expenses). Who knows why Bieber decided to be so rude to his London fans — maybe he was still throwing a temper tantrum about his “weak ass” birthday. The least he can do is tweet an apology to those fans, but he hasn’t even bothered to do that.
UPDATE: Justin has acknowledged the error of “his” ways by saying it was all his production team’s fault that he was hours late. Of course.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN
On the upside, this kind of douchey behavior will start driving his fans away. The sooner this little diapered child loses steam, the better.
Yup. His downfall will be his own doing: douchey behavior, hanging out with skanky girls, drugs, alcohol, being unapologetically late. He wants to impress the adults but the adults mock him. He needed to not grow up so quickly so his fanbase grew up with him and not leave him. Dumb kid.
Tick tock, baby douche.
Obnoxious little a-hole.
He is getting more and more conceited and ridiculous. Those pants ugh.
Very, very unprofessional.
His core fanbase are teenagers who had school tomorrow (today) and would need to get home early.
The least he could do was to apologize to his fans. I see he has already taken to Twitter but declined to mention anything about his tardiness.
EDIT: he did finally acknowledge his tardiness. I guess he read my comment haha.
very rude? very S***thole. come on. those tickets are NOT cheap, and a bunch of pre teens out late at night waiting (as if all their lives) for NOTHING??? DICK. DICK. DICK. i’d bitch HARD if i were a parent and demand my money back.
What if some pre-teen waited for him, caught the London tube home around…what…2am? and got assaulted, mugged, or raped? not beibers fault…BUT….she wouldn’t have been out that late if it weren’t for him.
it’s DICK. I HAAAAAAATTTTEEEEE THIS KID!
Being late shows a lack of class.
Spoiled. Little. BIATCH.
That is all.
This talentless little girl doesn’t have a clue about professionalism. She was probably high as a kite.
Comparing him to a girl as a way to insult him =
Well, a man he ain’t.
A girl he isn’t either. Us girls are more responsible, thank you very much. Stop using the female gender as an insult. Old grandpas do that. What generation are you from?
Maybe this will finally be the beginning of his downfall.
That’s ridiculous, I’m sorry. I’d be furious! It’s not like those tickets are cheap, and he can’t even be bothered to show up on time? Entitled little twit isn’t he?
Apparently kids had fallen asleep in the stadium. And lots missed their train connections and were stranded. Unprofessional douche.
That just makes me so sad. Those poor little kids.
I hope those kids aren’t too crushed. Going back to when I was seven or so, I know I would have been so upset if S Club 7 couldn’t be arsed to turn up to their concert (don’t judge me!).
What a dick move.
Surely whoever was in charge of logistics at the O2 Arena would have alerted them that the Tube stops running past a certain time, therefore *don’t* let your concert run over time?
Unless this is a massive conspiracy between Bieber and the taxi drivers. They get to charge more than double the fare past midnight.
I loved S Club 7! 😀
Hahahahaha! S Club 7!
No judgement, though – my first concert was Wet Wet Wet. Marti Pellow was so swoon-inducing to an eight year old. Moreover, he was on time and could sing!
S Club 7!!! S cluuuuub, there ain’t no party like an S club parteeeeh ohhhh 🙂
(Although I would NOT pay for my little tax deductions to watch a baby-douche in action. No. Just. NO.)
I had the same thought, but you’ve said it so much better!
He comes in on wings?
Such street cred, Bieber.
They should all get their money back.
Looks like he’s on the accelerated path of rockstar crash and burn. Kid’s going to (hopefully) be a washed up has been before he’s 21.
Drugs? The reason I ask is a woman in my book group the other night, who is not the celeb gossip type, said he has or had a massive drug problem that was covered up. She said it with such authority that it didn’t seem like idle speculation. I wanted to press her for details but the topic switched and then I realized I didn’t care that much. But still, I hadn’t guessed he might be a druggie.
Wouldn’t shock me in the least.
We’ve plant of stories of young celebrities turned out addicts.
Yeah, he’s definitely starting to unravel. But nobody can control him.
Isn’t his Dad a druggie, either current or past? Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree apparently.
Sh#t apples Randy. Sh#t apples.
he’s rude and tardy because it’s allowed. he does something douchey, they make excuses..
What the brat needs to realize, is that he only appeals to young kids, not adults. Keeping them and their parents waiting on a school night is a great way to kill a career.
Exactly! Where do kids, for the most part, get money to buy his products?
Well, parents, let that be a lesson to you about the hazards of encouraging your children to listen to Justin Beiber.
I feel really bad for those kids! I remember what it was like to want to see a concert sooooooo bad (in my day it was NKOTB) and I would have been devastated if I’d had to leave early because they were so late.
Nice diaper chaps.
Sounds like a drug problem to me. Shades of Lindsey Lohan.
hes even starting to look like vanilla ice too. The next milli vanilli.
Ice ice baby.
All right stop, collaborate and listen.
I show up in time to play intermission.
Grabs a hold of me nightly.
Pants all drooped, diapers soiled lightly.
effing hillarious, i cant think of anything.
OMG, “diapers soiled lightly”. That was hysterical, lol
With every passing day, I hate this kid a bit more.
But he’s 19, richer than (to paraphrase a joke from the Big Bang Theory) Bruce Wayne and Scrooge McDuck put together, idolized by millions of exceptionally vocal girls and, most importantly, has probably not been told “No” a single day in his life. He CAN’T be anything but a raging dick if that’s his pedigree, he just can’t.
Keep it up Bieber & that crash & burn we’ve all been expecting will come sooner than expected
In my language the BIEB = the Library..its so weird calling fans beliebers..But anyways, HE’s the uber BIEBER, why should he apologize;)
(MJ)do u remember the time, when mommy was still in controll.Those days are missed, much.
I have the exact same thing with the Bieb! Really confusing if you like ’em and books…
The least he could do would be to come on time for Day 2.
But even if he didn’t, his fans would still worship and defend him. As long as he is not called out for his actions he will always abuse his fans’ generosity.
The kid with two watches is two hours late for his own concert.
Hahahaaaahaaa, the irony! An hour for each watch!
Oh Bieber just go fuck yourself.
I am so tired of this boy.
He will never be an icon.
He already is an icon. Sorry.
Uh no he’s not, sorry.
I hate him too! But he is an icon, at least for now.
Diaper pants. ? WTH?
I hope he is sued by those parents.
They should get their ticket money back and train or cab fare.
What a douche.
It’s going to be sweet to see him fall. His popularity will not last. That kind of popularity never does. What an insufferable punk this kid has become. He makes me sick.
This kid is going to crash and burn soon. I see coming from a mile away.
TOTALLY AGREE!!! as soon as he turned 18 things started to unravel…
You’d think with the two rolexes he wears he could tell the time. I’ll tell you the time Beaves – it’s 14:58…keep paddling your douchecanoe, idiot.
my daughter and her friend were there last night, missed the last train back so a family friend went and collected them, so unprofessional of him and his team after the price i paid for the tickets , Jumped up little p*ick hope this hits him where it hurts in the pocket , his fans should leave him
And so it begins. *grabs popcorn*
Man, he went from Donny Osmond to Vanilla Ice in no time.
He is an unappreciative, insufferable little p*ick. Probably still throwing a temper tantrum over his “worst birthday”, coming in late to make everyone pay. Either that or there was no one around to change his big poopy diaper.
He should wave to the shark as he jumps over him on his motorcycle.
His crotch in that winged picture makes me really uncomfortable.
Oh my God I had to scroll back up upon reading your comment just to have a closer look on his crotch and dammnnnnnnnn I laughed so hard! Why didn’t I notice it earlier?! Bahahahaha
You made me scroll up too – okay WHAT in the hell is going on there??? Never mind, I probably don’t want to know :O
His manager’s name is Scooter Braun? Sounds like the love child of Eva Braun and Wink Martindale.
Douchey, rude, and entitled; sure.
But folks, this is a kid. And he’s on a seriously dangerous path. He’s on drugs and surrounded by parasites.
Yes, he’s a brat, but he’s a brat who desperately needs someone who cares about him to stage an intervention, fast.
He thinks he’s the next Elvis. Or the second-coming of Jesus.
It is disgusting this little accident can be so filthy rich from being a TWAT!
Can you imagine the shame of having to tell people you’re a back-up dancer for Justin Bieber when they ask you what you do for a living?
Every penny of that ticket money should be refunded. It was disprespectful to his fans and how about to the 2 people that had to open the show for him? So unprofessional. I hope he didn’t really blame his production crew because that’s lower than low. He’s going to end up losing everyone he has on his side. I don’t think he understands how much he needs all of those people. smh
He should be sorry and ashamed! Who does that! People pay good money to see concerts, and your preforming a service to your fans, not the other way round! GROW UP JUSTIN!!!! I’d be a pissed parent too!
HE HAS TURNED OUT TO BE THE BIGGEST BRAT OF ‘EM ALL! HE’S ON A DOWNHILL.
The a-hole has two watches!!!! how can he be late to his own concert???
Hope he realizes how he felt the day of his “weak ass birthday” when people stop buying his tickets…because that’s how thousands (or however many were at this concert) felt last night. What I’m sure was a highlight event for these kids parents spent hard earned money on turned out to be their “weak ass let down” instead. What a douche he is turning out to be. Self important lil twerp. Never have liked him, thanking God my nieces didn’t go crazy over him… I would have been so disappointed.
I don’t think he grasps that the allegiances of the average tweener girl are extremely elastic and ephemeral. At 13, I adored the Beatles, a year later it was the Stones and two years after that I thought Jefferson Airplane and the Rascals were Da Bomb. I was hardly unique then nor would I be now.
The first of his tweener fans to put him on the map are now in their mid- or late teens and have outgrown him. His pickings among the next generation of 8 to 13-year olds will be much slimmer. Many potential fans will have heard about his douchery and look elsewhere. And many parents of these kids will rebel by refusing to pay for CDs, concert tickets and Bieber merchandise. And his is not the kind of music that will appeal to older teens and young adults. He should be bending over backwards to stay in the good graces of the fans he still has instead of going out of his way to antagonize them.
Before I forget, if I was Vanilla Ice, I would resent being compared or likened to Justin Bieber. Vanilla Ice found a niche for himself by restoring, rehabbing and flipping houses. He’s appeared many times on the DIY and HGTV networks. Bieber could never re-invent himself like Vanilla Ice did, as he has neither the brains, nor the skill nor the work ethic to duplicate the feat.
whispers **I kind of like Vanilla Ice**
I have a certain respect for the guy. When his musical career began to fade he didn’t sit on his ass whining about past glories (which I fully expect The Bieb to do). He did something about it.
But they were all great talents musically that you would still buy their latest music whether you adored them or not as a teen or at least respect their artistry as you grew up. Bieber has no body of work or true musical talent to sustain him past tween idol status. I agree with you. Older teens aren’t interested in him. It must kill him to look out and see mostly 10 to 15 year old girls when they kept heralding him as some huge talent and he is 19.
I’m just glad that a riot didn’t develop in the arena.
Between this and Talor Swift’s “oh pity me” remarks about Tina Fey…could it be that the 2 most overrated tween idols might finally be turning a corner in their relevancy? The clock is ticking, you two. And the masks are slipping…
No wonder Selena Gomez left him.
icon??? sorry hes not an icon!! to be an icon you have to be around for 20 plus years, sir paul mccartney ICON! THE KINKS ICONS! this hassbeen isnt an icon by any means. lmao @zoeharvey maybe he doesnt know how to tell time 😉
icon??? sorry hes not an icon!! to be an icon you have to be around for 20 plus years, sir paul mccartney ICON! THE KINKS ICONS! this hassbeen isnt an icon by any means. lmao @zoeharvey maybe he doesnt know how to tell time 😉 – sorry if this post 2 times laptops being stupid
They should receive refunds. Not acceptable.
His mother must be cringing and shaking her head from side to side from all of the shenanigans that he’s been up to lately.
He is trying to be edgy so bad and his mommy is now cringing about her good Christian, virgin son who wasn’t the typical teen pop star gone wrong. His music is so meh. His voice is meh.
gross. but i hope he keeps this up. please please please fade away. but will whoever takes his place be even worse?! yiiikkkeeessss
A couple weeks ago i went to a talk given by Gordon Lightfoot. He spoke for 2+ hours about his life and his music. This was in a small United Church, and he had a meet and greet after.
When asked who he liked among all the young music talent out there, he only mentioned one person.
I can think of only two explanations:
Mr. Lightfoot was displaying a commendable if ill-deserved solidarity towards a fellow Canadian or poor Gordon is in the early throes of dementia. Of course, he may also be taste-impaired and we just never knew it before.
He is so…ick.
I feel bad for his backup dancers. It’s a tough economy — you can’t be picky about who you’re seen with.