It is interesting to me that the reporter in Rolling Stone asked question about abortion of a 16 year old, even if he is a star. I don't remember hearing about it being asked of sports starts, rap or hip hop stars, young vampire movie stars, and others. I wonder if the fact that Justin Bieber is known to be a Christian had anything to do with this question being thrown to him as bait to trap him. He is just too young to recognize it as that when it was asked. It is surprising to me that all the liberal thinkers are liberal unless someone disagrees with them. Then they are not so liberal in their thinking. He has a right to think and believe the way he does without ridicule because the reporter and popular talk show hosts don't agree with him. Where is "free speach" in that?
I am quite frankly disappointed in the overall media backlash at JB for having an "opinion" on "controversial issues". Last time I checked he's a grown human being 1 year from what our society considers an adult. Now we can argue on whether or not the magazine should have asked him those questions, but it is down right disrespectful to young adults everywhere to disregard or think they don't have their own thoughts, feelings, opinions on major "controversial issues". One of the reasons President Obama was so popular with the youth during his election campaign is because he engaged them, listened to them and cared about what they thought. I think it would behoove us to listen to our youth and engage them more. We don't have to do or agree with everything they say but we shouldn't completely disregard or dismiss them either.
Justin Bieber is a Canadian. His answers were perfectly mainstream given his background. Further he is a 16 year old who has paid little attention to anything but music. He can't very well give profound answers to such questions. Why was Rolling Stone asking such questions?. It is like expecting profundity from Kellie Pickler.
The questions were intended to humiliate and embarrass him.
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