Justin Bieber on Christianity: ‘if you go to Taco Bell, that doesn’t make you a taco’

Justin Bieber

In yesterday’s Justin Bieber selfie guidelines post, I mentioned allegations from an Australian model who said Swaggy’s crew spiked her drink. She didn’t file charges, and the story hasn’t gone anywhere else, but there’s another report of bad Bieber behavior on the horizon. Playboy model Sarah Harris said Bieber groped her boob at a Mansion party. This reportedly happened in August, and Harris said she immediately “backhanded” Bieber: “He kind of freaked out and didn’t even say anything and then Kylie Jenner pulled the finger at me.” Then Harris had him kicked off the premises, but she said he returned three days later to “sheepishly” apologize. Did you catch how Kylie was hanging out at the Playboy Mansion? I’m not surprised.

Speaking of a repentant Swaggy, he has an amazing new interview with Complex. Look at the cover! Bieber is in chains like Houdini, and he talks about wanting to “live like Jesus”:

He’s Christian, but he’s not a taco: “I do not want to shove this down anyone’s throat. I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus – I could never – I don’t want that to come across weird. Christians leave such a bad taste in people’s mouths, even myself. I was like, I’m not gonna go to church … I think that going to church is fellowship, it’s relationship, it’s what we’re here on the earth to do, to have this connection that you feel there’s no insecurities. I think that’s where we need to be. Like I said, you don’t need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn’t make you a taco.”

His 2014 night in jail “sucked”: “It’s freezing; it’s uncomfortable; there are people in there you just don’t want to be around. I had people who were yelling at me. They were saying, ‘Bieber! We f*** with you, bro! We love you! Aye! Keep your head up, bro!’ It was kind of funny to hear that, especially from cats in jail.”

His relationship advice: “Don’t fall in love. No, I’m just kidding. I learned a lot. I moved in with my girlfriend when I was 18. Started my own life with her. It was a marriage kind of thing. Living with a girl, it was just too much at that age. But we were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other. But when it’s like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you. Your girl or your dude, they’re always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can’t be in that person.”

[From Complex]

Well, we all know he’s talking about Selena Gomez in that last paragraph. I believe they really did love each other, but they were both young, and Bieber is so full of himself. If he was truly “disappointed” in Selena, I feel like she simply didn’t tolerate his crap. Someone needed to call him out at some point.

Let’s talk about that Taco Bell metaphor. He’s saying that going to church doesn’t make someone a good Christian, right? But he has the metaphor backwards, and comparing religion to tacos is just whack. I’d like to think Bieber was stoned during this interview, but he’s really that spacey. He thinks he’s saying some profound sh*t. At least Jaden Smith can qualify his spaciness with some metaphysical jargon, but Swaggy pulls out the Taco Bell.

Justin Bieber

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Photos courtesy of Complex & WENN

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  1. NewWester says:

    Is it the haircut or has Justin had a little “refreshing” done to his face?

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Same idea

    • Detritus says:

      I’m a horrible person but I thought weight gain, water retention from drugs or parotid gland swelling from certain eating disorders.

      His face is definitely way different.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Wondering the same myself. What’s he done to himself?

    • LadyMTL says:

      I’m no Bieber apologist (even if I am Canadian, lol) but I think it’s probably just weight gain. He was a skinny lil thing for a while, but now that he’s “maturing” he could be getting bigger. Also, the new hair really changes his look.

      Either that or he’s got coke-bloat. :P Kidding!

    • Rainbow says:

      He looks like Nick Carter with this hair. Nick was way cuter though,he was my 90s crush.
      He gained weight and it changed his face. He’s a idiot but no way he had plastic surgery.

    • Fran says:

      Watch and Learn what happened to “baby faced” Leonardo di Caprio.
      He’s gonna end up like that, man bun and all!

    • lizzie says:

      coke bloat

    • SnowAngel says:

      Moon face from steroids?

    • JudyK says:

      First, his Taco comment…does he have a 2-digit I.Q. Deep man, deep. Maybe you should collaborate with Yeezus or maybe this is fodder for SNL. Remember Deep Thoughts?

      Second, the hair. Again, at first I thought it was a pic of Miley Cyrus. And, okay, I had the same haircut, and, after seeing him, I went to the bathroom and chopped 6-7″ off and then went to my hairdresser and had her even it all out.

      Third, color me relieved that I no longer resemble The Bieber.

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  2. Amelia says:

    Dafuq? In not even going to try to decipher this waffle.

    Anyway. I don’t know who Sarah Harris is, but she deserves all the high fives for giving Swaggy McDiaperPants the backhand that was just waiting to happen.

  3. Matador says:

    “He’s Christian, but he’s not a taco”

    I am going with, he’s a giant douche AND a turd sandwich.

  4. Kate says:

    It annoys me so much that this twerp still has a career. He should have been forgotten about as soon as his first wave of fans hit high school.

    I find it interesting that Ariana Grande’s career is pretty much dead in the water due to that donut video, but Beiber went around doing crap like that (and a whole lot worse) on a daily basis for years, and all it takes is a month of spouting some garbled nonsense about how his behaviour isn’t a true reflection of who he is to get him back in people’s good graces.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Did Ariana ever have the kind of rabid fan base Justin does? She was popular there for a hot second, but I don’t recall anything like the Bieber mania that was going on the last few years. I’d wager that’s the difference.

    • perplexed says:

      She was messing with people’s food though. The stuff Biebs was doing was weird, but the public’s health was not really involved.

      • Matador says:

        Didn’t he urinate into a restaurant mop bucket? Since that’s used to clean floors and surfaces of an eating establishment, I’d say the public health was involved.

      • pleaseicu says:

        Unwanted sexual contact with someone. He/his people allegedly drugging the drink of a model in Australia to the point she had to go to the ER because she was so freaked out by what was happening and didn’t understand what was happening to her. Doesn’t he have at least one DUI under his belt? Then he destroyed the front of someone’s home by being a little sh!t and egging it with dozens and dozens of eggs. He’s been followed home by more than one person for recklessly driving at 80-100 mph through his neighborhood where little kids live and are around playing.

        He seems far more dangerous to the public welfare than Ariana.

      • perplexed says:

        Oh, I didn’t know that other stuff, especially not the drugging!

        With Ariana, I know there’s actual footage whereas with Bieber everything is written about but not necessarily seen. I figure video footage has more impact on a person’s image.

        Maybe the difference with Bieber is that people don’t know half the stuff he’s done. I can’t even remember the mainstream media covering the drugging story. The extent of my knowledge about him is that he’s arrogant and annoying and that he’s a brat and that he cheated on Selena, but I really did not know the other stuff.

      • pleaseicu says:

        The drugging story is current. It happened on Saturday or Sunday night. It’s just getting zero coverage in the US outside of one article on TMZ.

      • FLORC says:

        There’s so much he’s done that’s horrible. Or things he’s allowed or accepted. He’s beyond an arrogant brat. He’s a child that has no parents or authority figures to keep him in line. As a result he’s become a criminal with a victim complex when people tell him what he does is wrong.

    • Luca76 says:

      It’s very simple, she’s a girl and he’s a boy and they are held to different standards especially in the rabid world of teenage fan worship. I can’t stand either of them but Beiber is much, much worse and should have become another Vanilla Ice a while back.

  5. minx says:

    Oh, brother.

  6. Nancy says:

    But Justin, if you like seafood, does that make you a little shrimp?

  7. Tate says:

    What a little idiot.

  8. OSTONE says:

    The fact a million of teenage girls love this turd and would congregate in mobs outside his hotels and fight each other for him.. Sighs makes me hurt for the future.

    • Zingara says:

      I agree, OSTONE. I’m in Sydney and he’s been all over the news today. He was skateboarding in a CBD forecourt and a security guard told him to clear off, which he did. Next he was elsewhere – walking into his hotel or something. There was a crowd of girls behind a barricade, waiting to spot him, I guess. They weren’t well-placed, which was likelu deliberate, so that when he did enter the building, they basically saw…..his arm. A reporter tried to interview a teenage girl who looked about 18-19. She was so overcome by the glimpse of his arm that she was unable to speak. All she could manage were hand gestures, squeaks and tears to convey how she felt. I just felt…eeerrrgh.

      Later, I saw the interview with the model claiming to have been slipped a Mickey Finn. Having known a few girls who suffered this fate, she pretty much described the incident, her symptoms etc., almost identically. It’s actually more common than people might believe, and especially in these circles. I’m inclined to think she was telling the truth, but sadly missed her explanation as to why she didn’t take it further, but I do know it’s extremely difficult to prove. She’s only 18, an aspiring model, so perhaps is thinking it will ruin any chances of getting further work if she speaks out.

      Also, when Bieber was out here earlier in the year with that Baldein girl, they sure spent a hell of a lot of time at HillSong Church (and by “church”, I do mean “sect”), hobnobbing with the church big wigs, as well as the founder’so kids and the movers and shakers of the company. Not many people get to do that. I guess he’s talking about not hanging out at tiny little church on the corner of the very ordinary street…

  9. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    Where does someone find the will to write an article about him? I can’t even muster up the energy to read it. I just wanted to see the photos because he looks fatter.

  10. kri says:

    If you go to Taco Bell that doesn’t make you a taco. What in the hell? He has gone full metal. Too much sizzurp, young’un.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      The drug use is a problem, but the bigger issue is his total lack of proper education. He’s been the family cash cow since he was in his early/mid-teens. Maybe if someone in that family had been more focused on teaching this little shit a thing or two beyond how to be a pop star, he’d be able to string a decent sentence together.

    • KikiGee says:

      Ha. My favourite bit was ‘not be jesus, I could never’. That he even put in a sentence ‘be Jesus’ just shows what a delusional little idiot he is.

  11. boredblond says:

    What the?? Someone should explain to him that tacos do not go to taco bell..people go to taco bell…oh, why bother…

  12. Rainbow says:

    A taco is more clever than him,that’s for sure.

  13. Naddie says:

    He makes sense in the last paragraph about identity, and that’s about it. And oh, Jesus would never grope anyone’s body parts, try to start from it.

  14. minime says:

    “you don’t need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn’t make you a taco”

    LOL for the first time he said something that actually sounds really good…I’m sorry, I’ll start to use that sentence, it’s just too good!!

  15. BobaFelt says:

    Jesus take the wheel…and drive this train wreck straight into the ditch!

  16. Ninks says:

    then Kylie Jenner pulled the finger at me.

    This is a new one for me, what does it mean to pull the finger at somebody?

    • Zingara says:

      I’m guessing it means Kylie stuck up the middle finger at Sarah? Which means Kylie had no idea what he’d done, or got shitty with Sarah for slapping him for groping her. Either way, Kylie is as gross as Bieber.

  17. snowflake says:

    So glad that bunny back handed him!

  18. Saks says:

    If you go to Taco Bell… you need to taste real Mexican food. That’s all I have to say

  19. Nibbi says:

    man, he’s really losing his looks. the hair isn’t doing him any favors. he was such a cute little shit, growing up…

  20. swack says:

    This child needs to get an education or get off the drugs. The hair does him no favor. And moving in with his girlfriend was not a marriage type of thing. If they were still together, I would say it is a marriage type of thing.

  21. daniel says:

    Hey Justin, just because you can sing, doesn’t make you a singer, lol!

  22. Miran says:

    Get the smelling salts, I actually agree with Justin Bieber about something.

  23. the original Minty says:

    I’m not surprised at his inarticulate words. He is ignorant trash and no amount of money and fame will change that. This is the same boy who never heard of the Sistine Chapel when David Letterman mentioned it. Bieber called it the “Sixteenth Chapel”.


    Letterman’s response: “Canadian high school.” Supposedly, Bieber graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

    Groping a woman’s boob without her permission, eh? How Christlike. Yeah, your apology tour and newfound humility was fake from the start.

    • perplexed says:

      Didn’t he leave Canada when he was 12? I don’t think he went to high school in the traditional sense in either Canada or the US — I assume he was tutored privately and got his education that way. That’s the only way that Justin Bieber getting a 4.0 in any country can make any sense whatsoever.

      • the original Minty says:

        He told Martha Stewart in Interview Magazine that he finished high school with a 4.0. His Wikipedia page says he graduated in 2012 from a high school in Stratford, Ontario called St. Michael Catholic Secondary School. In other words, the sources for this claim are questionable.

      • word says:

        He did what all celeb kids do, he had a tutor and did it through correspondence. You can pick any high school you want. He never attended classes but just mailed his “work” in. They don’t check to make sure he was the one actually doing the work though. Who wouldn’t get a 4.0 this way lol? Don’t blame the Canadian Educational system. Canada does very well in scholastic testing scores, better than the U.S. The problem here is that Justin probably didn’t have to do much of his own school work…the same for many other child celebs.

      • the original Minty says:


        I see no reason to doubt you. It was David Letterman, not me, who made fun of Canadian education at Bieber’s expense.

      • word says:

        @ the original Minty

        Oh yes I know it was Letterman who said that. Sorry if I sounded like I was saying it was you who said it.

  24. Patty says:

    Okay, I’m I the only one who thinks his relationship advice wasn’t bad. It’s true, you should never get so wrapped up in your partner that you rely on them to make you happy, etc. It’s why I hate this “complete me” crap. You should be a complete person before you get into a relationship and find someone who compliments you.

  25. Cindy says:

    Are those chains made of stupidity and inflated ego? Cause if so he’s gonna be down there a long time.

    He is started to sound sort of sociopathic to me.

    • YvesWestwood says:

      I was thinking the same thing- he sounds sociopathic. If he’s not being sincere, wow, he could’ve had me fooled. But there’s something not right about him.

      I was watching the “Beauty and a Beat” music video last night and he was so adorable. He didn’t age well and to think he’s only 21. He’s smoking now as well so that ain’t gonna be good for his voice or looks.

      The playboy story was debunked on gossip cop but it’s hard to believe anything that comes from his camp.

      I can’t see him keeping it all together if he’s pretending. I think his drug use is going to keep causing problems.

  26. Jaded says:

    Save your faux-intellectualizing for someone who gives a f*ck and is equally stupid….like the majority of your pre-pubescent fan base.

  27. Marty says:

    You mean the big old Jesus tattoo did was not done in true faith :-o

    • YvesWestwood says:

      He certainly speaks like somebody who has found God. And he’s spot on about church – he talks in the full interview about the weirdness he’s seen and he’s right.. Nobody has to go to church to be a Christian but he has no moral compass. When he wore the Marilyn Manson tshirt to Hillsong (a shirt that says “see no truth, hear no truth” when Jesus is known to Christians as “the truth”) felt like the middle finger to Christianity and his true thoughts of this new Justin Bieber. But then he talks about how much he loves Jesus. It’s all very bizarre.

      If you YouTube Justin Bieber egging, it’s a promo he did for his roast. The cross in the middle of his chest is being egged like they’re making a mockery of Jesus. I don’t want to get all religious either but it’s unbelievable the way the egg slowly smashes against the cross. If you’re a Christian you’d probably be offended. Justin wasn’t standing up for Jesus then.

      I don’t buy what he’s selling but his fans are and this album will be massive.

  28. Jayna says:

    I can’t even respond after reading his pearls of wisdom.

  29. Anti Bieber says:

    There’s moron and roughly a million miles below there’s Bieber.

  30. sensible says:

    My friend was with her kid at Five Dock skate park in Sydney today and beibs turned up. She was texting me describing a 6 yr old girl there who was such a fierce skater she made JB look like a no skating loser. Fabulous…she even texted a pic I am not clever enough to post. It made two sarcastic middle age mums giggle though.

  31. rubywoo says:

    ‘Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car’

    Isn’t this the well known quote he’s rewording but in his usual dopey way? There’s nothing original about this kid at all.

  32. EN says:

    I am not religious , so digs at religion don’t offend me. I thought the taco line was hilarious and even though it is not 100% correct, I get what he means.

    The relationship advice it also very good. I put it a little bit differently, but it is the same – when people com[lain about this and that and somebody making them miserable, I say – only you can make yourself happy, you have to find happiness inside yourself, nobody can give it to you.
    Most people’s reaction – “Go away”. SO, use the advice sparingly.