Rolling Stone interview with the teen pop godling, who seems not-at-all-shy about expressing measured opinions about the world outside of his music. On America, Bieber jokes: “You guys are evil. Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills.” (Oh, tonight’s Glenn Beck is going to be a treat!)Justin Bieber loves universal healthcare, doesn’t believe in abortion, and thinks you should wait until you’re in love to have sex. These and more revelations come from a
But don’t put Bieby in a corner, politically-speaking – he’s unaffiliated with any party, and notes for good measure that he “doesn’t really believe in abortion.” (So, in summation, he’s a politically moderate 16-year-old. Canadians are awesome!) The pop star plays coy on the subject of premarital sex, explaining, “I think you should just wait for the person you’re… in love with.” Well, it’s probably not what parents want to hear, but at least he’s not setting a ridiculously high moral standard for himself, right?
PopWatchers, what do you think about Bieber’s candor? Do you like the fact that he’s not trying to act all Disney-fied, or is this the dawn of a horrible new youth counterculture built around rebellious notions like “love” and “Canada”? Also, is Canada really that awesome? And if so, how come all of its funniest citizens move to America?
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