People Mag: Justin Bieber is the second coming of The Beatles


CB and I were chatting about Justin “The Bieb/The 12-Year-Old Lesbian” Bieber this morning. CB didn’t know that much about him because she had been “ignoring” him, as if sheer willpower might make him go away. Once she actually acknowledged his presence and listened to one his songs, she decreed him “not that bad”. I, on the other hand, have been reading more and more about this kid – who is actually all of 16 years old – and I have figured out some things: Did you know that his voice is really, really annoying? And that he sounds like they haven’t dropped yet, if you know what I mean? And did you know The Bieb might be EVIL? Yeah. True story. Also, this kid gets more jailbait action than Jeremy Piven and Eli Roth combined. Granted, The Bieb is jailbait himself. Anyway, People Mag is trying to show the tweens some love this week, and they put The Bieb (in a really unflattering shot) on the cover. Here’s an excerpt from the cover story:

It’s been quite a few weeks for Justin Bieber: While most kids his age relaxed on spring break, the 16-year-old chatted with Jay Leno and David Letterman, visited American Idol, rocked the White House Easter Egg Roll and – oh yeah – landed at No. 1 with his album My World 2.0.

“What I have is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Bieber tells the upcoming issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. “And I’m having a blast.”

The singer opens up about his rise from YouTube sensation to pop star and admits that having such a busy schedule hasn’t been good for his dating life: “Right now, it’s difficult ’cause I’m traveling so much,” says the single singer.

Even with Bieber Fever spreading across the globe (“It’s like Beatlemania,” says the singer’s road manager and stylist Ryan Good. “Mass hysteria. Loud screaming, crying, passing out. It’s amazing.”), the pop star remains grounded.

“I still feel regular,” he says. “You know, sometimes it’s weird that I go places and I have thousands of people waiting for me, but I always think, ‘I’m Justin’ ”

• For exclusive photos and more on Bieber – including his thoughts on topics ranging from his ideal girl to meeting President Obama – pick up a copy of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

[From People]

Beatlemania? For real? Sigh… that just makes me want to see the new season of Mad Men. My mom pointed out to me when she finally saw the third season of Mad Men that “the next season is going to be all about the British Invasion… that’s what it was like back then, after Kennedy died… everything British was cool.” So, does The Bieb have Beatle-like powers determining epic coolness? Not so much.

Justin Bieber Does Letterman

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President And Mrs. Obama Host Easter Egg Roll On White House Lawn

President And Mrs. Obama Host Easter Egg Roll On White House Lawn

People Mag cover courtesy of CoverAwards.

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  1. Kaye says:

    Oy, that hairstyle is so dumb and Justin has a very long way to go before he can claim he has anything in common with the Beatles.

  2. Richi says:

    All the best for JB on His career but i really pray that he would not spoil & wreck his future like some other teen idols in the past. Fame & money at a young age will be a trap if not steered properly……All the best JB!!!

  3. CC says:

    Re:the cover shot-

    The Bieb will eat you ALIIIIIIIIVVVVEEEEE!!!!!!!!

    sorry, I had to XD.

  4. e says:

    If that child is the modern version of “Beatlemania” then the world really is ending.

  5. Neelyo says:

    The only thing he has in common with the Beatles is a sugar bowl haircut.

  6. Jackson says:

    The Beatles? Uh, no.
    The only time, thankfully, that I heard this kid sing was on The View the other week. He sounded really, really terrible. While I understand that at his age it’s not really about the voice, I was still expecting better. Unfortunately ‘tweens with too much allowance will keep him on magazine covers for a least a few years.

  7. bite me says:

    anyway, Maks and Erin make a hot ass couple

  8. Allison says:

    i was sooo happy u guys were ignoring him and curious to see how u would respond when there is a story about him haha. This kid PISSES me off- and the fact that they compared him to the greatest band on earth is too much of a joke to even acknowledge with a response. cute songs, cute kid- NOT the beatles. tween heart throb yes. legend? F*ck no.

  9. Kittypants says:

    Now that’s a smackable face if I ever saw one.

  10. Cor says:

    For like months I thought “one less lonely girl” was sung by a girl

  11. RedEyeJedi says:

    i didnt even read the article. that boy is nowhere near as good as the beatles. for god sakes, i bet he hasnt even hit puberty yet. hes just a danny look-a-like, you know, the lesbo from tila tequila.

  12. Sarah says:

    This too shall pass. lol. His a phase, like Aaron Carter or Jesse McCartney (I think that was his name) anyhow, once puberty hits, his career is over too.

  13. R2D2 says:

    He’s a cute kid but his singing makes my ears hurt. I guess you have to be a teen to appreciate this one. He does seem like a really charismatic kid from what Ive seen of him. Hopefully he’ll go into acting or something else besides singing. I doubt will sound the same after his voices changes completely.
    As far as comparing him to Beatlemania, thats insane.

  14. Melanie says:

    @ Jackson. HA! That is exactly the same first time I saw him, and actually had to turn the station because his voice was so hideous! Good Golly! The Beatles had more talented TURDS than this kid!

  15. princess pea says:

    Aw, he’s just another teenybopper heart throb, no big deal.

    I’m not gonna pretend I never got ridiculous over Jordan and Donnie from NKOTB.

  16. Rachel says:

    That kid is 16? Seriously?! I saw him on Idol the other night, and I thought he was 12. No joke. The first time I ever even heard of him was when Simon made some comment about Justin Bieber, and I was all “Who the hell is Justin Bieber?” I still haven’t heard any of his music. And I can’t say I feel the need to.

  17. Kaiser says:

    Princess Pea – Right? Just thinking about how crazy I got over NKOTB gives me shameface.

  18. ,,,, says:

    To be fair, his road manager was comparing the reaction Bieber gets from girls to “Beatlemania.” He wasn’t making a direct comparison between Justin’s music/talent and the music/talent of The Beatles.

    At least that’s how I interpreted it anyway.

  19. annaloo says:

    NO. Duran Duran was the second coming of The Beatles (if there ever was a category for that). They were even dubbed the Fab Five.

    Justin Beiber is the second coming of Helen Reddy.

    Why are journalists so crap these days?

  20. justathought says:

    this kid came out of nowhere and now he’s being compared to the Beatles, give me a break! He’s just another “marketed mania” teen that appeals kiddos barely out of the toys r us phase.

  21. Sudini says:

    Ugh, this little kid is so blatantly manufactured.

  22. Melanie says:

    All I know is that I had the same visceral reaction that I have when I hear Alvin and the Chimpmunks. At least New Kids could sing on key.

  23. Oi says:

    The Beatles had about 5 good songs. The rest was hype. Granted they are legendary songs, but really, the Beatles are overrated.

    So what? This was People not a music critic. What does that make Taylor Swift then? The second coming of…?

  24. padiddle says:

    I’ve never heard any of this kid’s songs. The only way I knew him was from that “lesbians who look like Justin Beiber” site. lol This kid is a flash in the pan, unfortunately for him.

  25. Kelaa Khaa says:

    To my eyes JB looks like a young Hilary Swank!

  26. Jazz says:

    Why do these kids all have the same dorky identical haircuts?!

  27. late night wigs says:

    I have heard OF him, but since I am a grown ass woman, I never paid him any attention. But I also think the Beatles suck (I might be the only person on Earth who doesn’t like anything they’ve done and who also hates the Rolling Stones lol), so whatever.

    However, the REAL issue here is that hair! WHEN WILL THAT HIDEOUS HAIRSTYLE DIE? What kind of person actually looks in the mirror at that ugly on EVERYONE hair and thinks it looks good? This kid is already unfortunate looking and all the hair does is highlight his unattractiveness. Why? I just don’t get it!

  28. Snarf says:

    This is what people said about Duran Duran 27 years ago.

    BTW – There’s something creepy about this kid. He looks like an elf.

  29. Bullett says:

    He makes me feel very, very old.

  30. cfox says:

    Looks more like the second coming of Peter Noone from Herman’s Hermits.

  31. Morgs says:

    He sings in a key that make 12 year olds ovulate. Gross.

    And the funniest thing I have ever seen was him standing next to that Hot Mess Kesha at the Grammys. That was hysterical.

  32. Don Bosco says:

    He will be almost totally forgotten within 5 years. He’s like the Beatles in that they both sing songs….& that’s the only similarity. He’s the male Miley Cyrus.

  33. dizzybenny says:

    16??? i was sure he was 12 max and that i would have to hear about him for the next 5-6 years.Buuuuut i’m glad he’s 16 then, cause now it means we will hear of him for only 2 years.It’s like our sentence just been reduce! REJOICE !REJOICE ! 🙂

  34. JaundiceMachine says:

    . . . Um, who?

  35. sharylmj says:

    I was listening to the radio with my 12 year old daughter the other day and a song came on and I asked “who is this?!?!?” sounded terrible.. she said ” MOM!, it’s Justin Bieber!!”
    I thought it was a girl!! I really don’t get this kid AT ALL…

  36. scotchy says:

    disgusting, it is nice to see all of us posters on the same page.
    this is ridiculous and yes once his voice drops he is finished.
    beatlemania, gross, this kid doesn’t even write his own music.

  37. EMV says:

    In his dreams…There is no way on God’s green Earth that he is going to be or is as big as the Beatles. He does not have the fan base (a wide variety or people) of the Beatles and he never will.

  38. meme says:

    i think i would know something about THE WORLD’S BIGGEST POP STAR and i don’t know squat about this little boy. second coming of beatlemania my ass.

  39. malame says:

    the cover pic is just ugh… poor kid
    anyway i try to ignore him too I don’t get the beiber fever and what not regardless of the cover pic that kid is ugly

  40. The Bobster says:

    I saw that young girl on TV last week, being overpowered by a bunch of dancing doofi and backup singers. She won’t last long after her voice changes.

    Oh, it’s not a girl?

  41. Bella Bella says:

    He’s got the cutest little lesbian hair cut. just adorable.

  42. jover says:

    Isn’t he Ushers protege. Hope he has a good accountant because once his prefab drivel fades he’ll need every penny for an actual career in something – not music. He reminds me a a pesky ant that keeps crawling on your picnic table that you miss on the first few swats and then finally hit the bug and are free to continue your meal. This plastic piece of junk needs swatted away – and the sooner the better.

  43. pebbles says:

    Yeah, the Beatles.
    Sure. (profuse rolling of the eyes here)….Lennon is rolling in his grave.

  44. Mistral says:

    I hope he doesn’t go crazy. He seems like a very nice kid. He did become famous on Youtube, and Usher scooped him to turn him into a bonafide recording artist. Here is the kid busking in front of a famous theatre in his hometown. It’s all so Oliver Twistish:

  45. orion70 says:

    Kid looks like Anne Murray on that People cover. Or Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music.

    I can’t decide.

  46. serena says:

    how come he seems a 11 years old child? and two, how come he has this annoying girl voice?

    I don’t understand really. And he does resemble zac efron in a way. poor us.

  47. GatsbyGal says:

    He’s 16? I don’t believe that.

    Something tells me that once he hits puberty he’s not going to be such a cutie anymore. Really, really cute little boys typically turn into weird looking adults, with bodies and faces that look forever trapped between 12 and 20 – look at Macaulay Culkin or Daniel Radcliffe.

  48. Rianna says:

    Dude looks like Hillary Swank circa 1996.

    The young girls where I work think he is amazing. He must be doing something right because he has their panties in knots.

    Me? I like my men with hair on their chest and a deep voice thanks! Lol.

  49. Michelle says:

    ARRGHH!! He looks like Jim Bob Duggar. And it just got that much creepier…

  50. fizXgirl314 says:

    What has become of this world and why hasn’t god brought on the apocalypse and wiped us out yet? :-/

  51. Emily says:

    Urgh, this is like a few months ago, when some people were saying Adam Lambert was the next Freddie Mercury. Just STFU already! We don’t need new versions of legends like them, we need new people doing their own, new thing.

  52. Confuzzle says:

    He’ll be on Celebrity Rehab in 5 years time.

  53. dizzybenny says:

    @Rianna,(unbuttoned his polo shirt and lowers voice)What’s up? 😛

  54. saywat says:

    ahhh I want to rip his hair out. It looks so stupid.

  55. Johnd doe says:

    Man, he really looks like a big homo.

    There is really nothing cool about this kid at all.

    If we’re hearing about Justin Bieber next year, it will be a big surprise

  56. Kristi says:

    Wow. Looks kind of crazy there but I just have to say it. To Justin Bieber, no offense. Ok? It looks like you’re not even him. It looks like they used a different person or when the photo got taken, they might have changed it a little and put it on the magazine cover.the People magazine, what did you do that for? Like, you have no reason? LOL. NOT FUNNY HERE!!!

  57. abby says:

    Ugh. He needs to get a haircut. Why do boys (not men) seem to think that hairstyle is cool? Its not. He strikes me as being over confident and a little too cocky.

  58. ViktoryGin says:

    For real, though. He does look like a butch lesbian.

  59. Bebe says:

    jb is totally cool

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  61. Heather says:

    Yeah right the beatles are legendary singers justin bieber does won’t even come close to having the fame the beatles had Give it another year and it will be Justin who???

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