Justin Bieber Bullying Stories Surface
Beliebers know that their hero Justin Bieber cares about his fellow humans. He donates buckets of money to a variety of causes (Pencils of Promise is the most prominent, as well as his hometown food bank in Canada) and visits sick kids in the hospital. He's certainly doing his part. That doesn't mean that the Bieber backlash from the haters will ever stop.
Reddit posted a call for stories of regular people being bullied by celebrities and they got quite a few responses regarding actors, A-listers and more. There were a few stories about the Biebs that didn't quite paint him as a bully, but the behavior is a bit unbecoming. It's not substantiated other than by the sources that claim to have been the victim, but there are details. His former 'CSI' co-star Marg Helgenberger, who called him a brat, would likely say, "See, I told ya!" upon hearing these stories.
One person posted the following: "I was bullied by Justin Bieber (!!) back in 2006 while studying at Stratford Northwestern Public School. We did 7th grade. It didn't bother me, I'm actually very happy to know that he's famous because today he's one of the most hated teenagers in the world." Karma, right?
Another stated: "Justin Bieber used to play on my hockey team when he played in Stratford. He rarely passed and constantly called me a 'homo or 'f—' when I didn't pass to him. To keep it short, nobody here likes him." Ouch!
Lastly, this one positions the Biebs as bratty. A source claimed, "This isn't 'bullying', per se, but still a douche-y move. My friend works at the Apple store in the richest mall in Atlanta and Justin Bieber came in to buy a laptop. When he brought it up to the counter, he just threw a wad of cash at her and told her to count it out herself. She threw it back at him and refused to ring him up until he acted more respectful." Hmm.
Again, these stories are face value and Beliebers can take 'em or leave 'em. Nobody is perfect and kids will be kids. That said, there's no excuse for bad behavior and we're not condoning any of these behaviors -- and we're right there with Lady Gaga as she works to stamp out bullying. So, if the Biebs did commit the offenses, shame on him and hopefully he's matured and learned a lesson.
We've gotta give him props, though, as he cruises towards his 18th birthday in March. He's being generous and kind with his time, using his incredible fame for good. He is generous and caring, and the good certainly seems to outweigh the bad.