Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central roast aired last night. Did you watch? CC posted some clips from the episode. The sole highlight of the program appears to be this photo ^^^ of Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. Are they canoodling? I’m shipping it. Remember, these two have a history. They made Snoop’s special brownies together! Good times. (Too bad Snoop is married.)
As for the roast itself, we already discussed the jokes that leaked before airtime. Most of them were tasteless with lots of Selena Gomez potshots and jabs at other people. E! has a round up of even more offensive, NSFW jokes that I can’t repeat here. Which is fine, they’re not very funny jokes at all. I’d rather talk about this new interview that Bieber did with USA Today. He’s still on his redemption tour, and he thinks his eyes tell the tale of his repentant ways. Eyes are the window to the Swaggy soul:
On becoming a man: “Yeah, I’m growing, figuring some stuff out. As you do when you grow up. You figure out what type of man you want to be, that’s where I’m at.”
He has a new entourage: “Yeah, I left a lot of people behind who weren’t on the same journey I was on, and I’ve got a lot of new people in my life who are pouring into me, and not taking away from me.
The biggest change: “Well, my eyes. You know how you can tell a person by their eyes, their intentions and where they’re at? Well, my eyes changed, they got softer and brighter. They’re open. I have more of a grasp of who I am at this point.”
Is it hard to be Swaggy? “Unless you’re stupid, I don’t think you would think it’s easy to be who I am. Just use your head, you’ll understand that my life is not easy. Not having privacy. Growing up in front of the cameras since I was 13, 14. You need to have those mess-ups without anyone judging you, and that’s not something I was able to do. I think that people realize, they see it now, the transition. We can talk and do interviews and I can say I’m in a better place, but until they see the walk, and see the transition come to life, that’s what’s really going to matter.
Fitness, man: “It’s a big part of my life, yeah. I work out every day. Mostly it’s free weights and cardio. I don’t do that stuff where they throw logs at you, what’s it called, cross-fit. None of that. Mainly it’s just me in the gym, lifting weights.”
[From USA Today]
Even when Bieber’s trying to sound contrite, he still comes off like an ungrateful brat. If one aims to persuade an audience of character growth, it behooves one to not call his audience “stupid.” Bieber’s very insulated and coddled, but he should know right from wrong. His behavior hasn’t demonstrated that knowledge yet. Is it difficult to grow up in the public eye? Obviously. But Swaggy has had so many chances. He needs to work harder for the redemption he so desperately needs for his career to continue.
Here are some photos of Bieber in LA over the past week.
Photos courtesy of Getty, Fame/Flynet & WENN