It can be so difficult to humanize a star. Most of the time they have to go through such anguish, and loss for the public to recognize they are ” just like them”. This is what’s been happening with Justin Bieber for the last four years. To revamp his image from “toxic f boy” to calm, caring, and collected forgiveness seeking man, he had to face the fire for his actions. But, sometimes bad behavior is the product of a deeper symptom, and for him it was more than just petty drama behind the scenes.
The iconic singer and soon to be musical legend Justin Bieber has now come out and allowed the world into a secret he’s been keeping for a while. After years of scrutiny more so based on his appearance when compared to how well kept, and healthy the popstar used to look to now it seems as if Justin has taken the brunt of many accusations just to keep this personal struggle hidden. Although people have accused Justin of continuing to be on drugs in these last few years, Justin made a statement about his battle on Instagram clearing a few things up.
It is said that when someone experiences such fame along with ridiculous amounts of money they lose touch with reality. If you are a child and this happens to you then the effects can be even worse. This encapsulates the entirety of Justin Bieber’s life from the age of 14 to now. In that time frame he had lived more than most people have at the age of 50. So, the fact that he would indulge in things like drugs, and sex shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. It is easy to be on your high horse and become judgemental when you’ve never been through what someone like Justin Bieber has. The fact that he might have participated in depp drug use as a teenager shouldnt be a stain on who he is as a man today, and isn’t always the answer for why he might look down and out on occasion. In fact, Justin recently acknowledged the accusations with a desire for dialogue about his illness. He shared that he has been diagnosed with Lyme Disease which is rare. This disease can affect the way someone looks and their energy levels immensely. So, the instant thought that any celebrity is on drugs solely because they have bad skin or look tired and gaunt shouldn’t be the only one.
Ultimately we should as the public as well as fans respect the privacy of others. Nobody knows for sure what goes on in any relationship, family unit, or friendship, so ignorance at the end of the day doesn’t serve you when coming to crass assumptions about somebody else . Sadly this mode of thinking is sensationalized and normalized. Nobody sees anything wrong with “calling out” Justin Bieber for being a crackhead even though they could be wrong and a multitude of issues could be plaguing him. Oddly there seems to be a sense of ownership over fans to insert themselves into the lives of their beloved celebrities, but at the end of the day all you know is what you see and life in many ways is an illusion. From social media, to public engagements . In some way we are all putting on a well versed show. It is just about who has the ability to pull it off better, and who can’t handle the heat. Jim Carey the great comedian is quoted with saying that “ I wish everyone could be famous to see that it isn’t the answer”. This really rings true.