Justin Bieber apologizes for his ‘arrogant’ & ‘conceited’ behavior: sincere?

Justin Bieber

Here are some remarkable photos of Justin Bieber leaving a hair salon on Tuesday. He went back to brunette from blonde. From the looks of these cushions, things did not go well. Did his hair turn green? That happens if you pile an ash brown color on top of blonde. Justin visited The Ellen Show yesterday to tape an interview that’s airing today, so he must have gotten a quick hair fix.

Swaggy posted a moody Facebook video ahead of today’s airing. You can barely see him, so we’re supposed to believe he’s feeling confessional. He ambiguously apologizes for his recent behavior. Here’s his apology, and then let’s discuss:

“I just wanted to make a video because I want to express how I feel right now. Today, I was on Ellen. But I was really nervous. I think I was nervous because I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now. It’s been a minute since I’ve been in a public appearance, and I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited or basically how I’ve been acting the past year, year and a half.

“I’m not what I was pretending to be. Why I say I was ‘pretending’ is often we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re truly feeling inside. And there was a lot of feelings going on in there. Just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Just growing up in general is hard.

“I just felt awkward up there. I felt like people were judging me, and I really want people to know how much I care, how much I care about people, and how I’m not that person to say, ‘I don’t give a f***,’ you know? I’m not that kid, I’m a person who genuinely cares. And although what’s happened in the past has happened, I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind and loving and gentle and soft. And although people can call me a ‘softy,’ that’s how my mom raised me.”

[From Justin Bieber on Facebook]

He’s being vague, and some details would be nice. I hoped he was apologizing for those fake Calvin Klein ads, but no. What IS he apologizing for? There are so many possibilities in the past year alone. Like those racist videos, driving on the sidewalk, choking someone for fun, fighting in a bar, or swagging the globe. Perhaps he’s talking about those Florida drag-racing shenanigans. Maybe he’s simply upset about his hair. I need specifics!

I don’t think Swaggy truly feels contrite about his bad behavior. Maybe a little bit? This is PR. Scooter Braun finally convinced his boy to lay low for a few months and not get into trouble. And here comes the redemption tour.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

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  1. Anon says:

    i say lets not knock him till we see what he has all changed. Give him a shot.if we knock him before he gets a chance to show the changes what does that make us?

    21 years old. Is still young to live all the life he has. Sit back and watch.

    • Selena Castle says:


    • Sarah says:

      Agreed. He certainly has lain low which is more than I would have thought he could do.

    • Pandy says:

      I’m inclined to agree with you Anon. He gets another shot …

    • Scarlet says:

      I completely agree. This was a very mature and sincere statement. And who doesn’t love a turnaround / comeback.

    • Dommy dearest says:

      No thanks. I’d rather not give a racist a second chance. Especially when he’s fooling everyone with words. Not sure how he can deliver a sob story and everyone claps and wipes a tear yet when a woman or person of color does it, the site goes on about how awful the person is.

    • Veruca Salt says:

      I agree. He is so young and he still has a lot of growing up to do. At least he’s admitted to acting like a dick the past year and a half, admitting is the first step ☺️ I don’t ever really see celebrities admit they’ve been acting gross and regretting it so I’m hoping this is coming from a genuine place

  2. Dani2 says:

    Sounds like the beginnings of a comeback attempt to me, sounds like his team talked to him and he listened.

    • Jayna says:

      This. He has recently appeared in small clubs singing acoustically (whiling playing guitar or piano. I can’t remember) a few songs that get on youtube. His team are taking steps in many ways to give him some credibility as a “musician” and get his image rehabbed and establish him as an artist again so whenever his album comes out it doesn’t bomb.

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      What he says here is believable, whether sincere, or engineered for pr. I have trouble believing though, as young as he is, that he has had some epiphany that is going to last long term. He certainly does need to establish credibility. This is a start, if he can stick with it.

    • katP says:

      yep, I thought so too. Time for an image overhaul.

  3. aims says:

    I’m sorry but the guy is a sh*thead. Spoiled brat, dirtbag.

  4. scout says:

    What and why is he apologizing for now and did he apologize for going blond to visually torture us more? That’s it.

  5. Asher says:

    Okay why is he wearing two different pairs of shoes in each picture or are my eyes bad?

    • Nikki says:

      No, you’re RIGHT! Maybe he went back inside to get something and changed…seems like a waste of time, though.

    • girlonfire says:

      His shorts are different too, no white stripe on the bottom as he gets in vehicle.

  6. Jayna says:

    It sounds like he has an album getting ready to drop or coming out this year, thus the mea culpa tour. Rehab the image.

    I’m so cynical where he is concerned.

  7. Meggin says:

    Seems genuine. Growing up can be difficult and nobody is perfect. Im not a bieber fan by any means but ehh Maybe hes for real

  8. OSTONE says:

    Not sure if it’s too late. Great if he is sincere, but me thinks is a ploy to gain back all the fans (plus the concert-paying, album-buying parents) he lost from his shenanigans to one direction, the summer seconds or whatever the other band is.

  9. capepopsie says:

    Well, I suppose we´ll just have to wait and see.
    It would be VERY welcome, though!

  10. Hawkeye says:

    This sounds to me like all the negative attention has finally affected him, but he doesn’t understand why he’s at the centre of it. He says he’s this wholesome boy who knits and prays in his spare time in between reading to the blind, yet acts like a totally out of control, entitled brat who is above the law. Why else publicly state that people don’t know the real him and if they only did, they’d know he was pretending all along? I’ll be less suspicious when his actions back up his words.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, I think he’s astonished to find himself so disliked, and he’s trying to reboot. I hope he has grown up and means it, but I’m like you, I’ll wait and see.

  11. saxamaphone357 says:

    Ok guys, we have to give him credit where credit is due; it looks like he has real shorts that are pulled all the way up over his ass in these pictures. Maybe he has truly changed! 😉

  12. paranormalgirl says:

    People can change their behavior, especially younger people. But his team needs to stop enabling every little whim this kid has in order for any change to stick.

  13. Joy says:

    Haven’t we heard the “I’m sorry I’m a jerk I’m just young and immature” thing from him repeatedly now?

  14. theoneandonly says:

    No, he’s a manufactured pop star with little real interest in music; he, or his handlers, realize the gravy train may be coming to an end, so now they are in contrition/comeback mode.

    • gritsngreens says:

      theoneandonly – This ^^^^ And seeing his pimply face, it appears he’s cycled off of his latest round of steroids. there is nothing genuine about this child. Have you seen his “father”?

  15. Talie says:

    I don’t think he’s done interviews in a long time. At this point, he probably doesn’t have to, right? Why bother?

  16. B says:

    Maybe he is apologizing for abandoning his little pet monkey.

  17. ShanKat says:

    Where’s your head?

    Between two pillows.


  18. maeliz says:

    He can’t be using the excuse of being young much longer. Time to grow up

  19. Meaghan says:

    I hate the kid and I can’t believe I am about to say this, but a part of me thinks maybe he does mean it. Maybe he finally had that “I’m a douchebag” awakening moment and finally grew up a bit? Only time will tell, but he is around the age I woke up and realized that I was now an adult and had to start acting like one, he’s what 21?

    But I can’t stand him, and can’t believe I believe this. Its shocking.

  20. Jaded says:

    I’d be the first person in line to shoot him into space forever. But given the fact that he came from a broken family, pushed into show biz by greedy parents who capitalized on his talent, had his dad as “manager” who only partied with him, enabled his drug use and encouraged his sleazy behaviour, I can see where all his bad behaviour came from. Look at all the other young stars that ended up a mess after similar upbringings.

    Sure he’s an arrogant little turd, what 18 year old with gazillions of ‘Beliebers’ and a ton of money wouldn’t be. Who knows what his motivation is, maybe it’s just trying to redeem himself, but it takes courage to come out publicly and admit you were a complete a**hole so I’ll give him a temporary pass.

  21. BaeOnBoard says:

    All PR. This obnoxious little twunt.

  22. lucy2 says:

    Sounds like the bank account was getting lighter, and they need to do an image change up to start touring or whatever again.

    I don’t doubt that getting huge in showbiz at an early age is damaging and can make you act out in bad ways. But it wasn’t just a kid partying too much or being naive – everything he did was just a total disregard for any other human being out there. It’d be nice if he is sincere, but I’m not holding my breath.

    • Sea Dragon says:


    • Sea Dragon says:

      Yuppity yup. It’s all PR imo. I’m surprised at all the support he’s receiving by others in this post. It reminds me of when LiLo began her first apology tour and people gave her the benefit of the doubt.
      I was only willing to watch a few seconds of his hazy fb confession. My guess is he was reading from cue cards and didn’t want to be caught..
      The only thing I’ll give him is that he looked sober on Ellen. He’s a major addict so I’m guessing it lasted until Scooter hit the fb send button .

  23. Inquiring Minds says:

    I wonder if he is the subject of this blind item?


  24. Josefa says:

    Eh – let’s see how this goes. Talking is easy. If I actually see some changes he might grow on me. For now he’s still the most insufferable douchebag alive.

    And yeah, I doubt his PR team had nothing to do with this. Nobody likes this kid outside of his fanbase, and I’m guessing his actions have costed him the money of a lot of parents not willing to support his vices.

    • Ruyana says:

      I agree. I suspect the money flow is slowing down and the people dipping into it are getting freaked out. What he has done contradicts everything he is saying. Let’s see how his actions speak.

    • TeaAndSympathy says:

      Yep. Talk is cheap…

  25. Otaku fairy says:

    I think it’s a mix of PR stunt and some sincerity. You can kind of tell by reading the statement that the words aren’t all entirely his. There might be some truth to the message though- only time will tell. If moving forward from this he stops acting the way he has been acting for the past year or so, then maybe it’s more than just wishful thinking. I do think it’s a little too early to say he can’t get a second chance, but I don’t believe he’s suddenly a completely changed person either. Celebrities probably know that we’re not stupid and don’t blindly trust everything they say, so maybe he and his team are somehow prepared to have him back up his statements with some action. I don’t know if he’ll ever be respected again like he was back in 2009-2012 or that any change he makes will be trusted by many people. When you’re in the public eye, all it takes is just a few public displays of moodiness or one or two minor little assh*le moments (we all have them) for the rumor mill to start cementing your image as nothing but a complete jerk and for people to believe it. But in Beiber’s case it hasn’t just been a few minor assh*le/ moody moments the public has seen- he’s been acting like an actual careless jerk for a while, so it’s going to be really hard for him to change the perception of him even if he is somewhat sincere.

  26. blondie says:

    PR all the way.

  27. Jessiebes says:

    Talk is cheap.
    Actions speak louder that words.