And Finally

Gallagher brothers split over Bieber, Louis Tomlinson calls for calm

By | Published on Monday 11 March 2013

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber may have jetted out of the UK, but his London antics were still getting plenty of coverage back in Britain this weekend. The Sun quoted Lord Noel Gallagher on the matter, who didn’t seem especially well informed on the pop boy, but joined in with the dissing anyways, telling the tab: “Is it rock n roll to be two hours late [for the start of a show]? It depends on what he was doing in those two hours. Was he snorting coke off prostitutes? Or was he playing bridge? That’s not very rock n roll, is it? My cat sounds more rock n roll than that”.

Though on the upside for Bieber, by applying the “my enemies enemy is my friend” theory, Noel’s ramblings for the tabloid does mean the pop singer now has Liam Gallagher as a supporter. The Beady Eye frontman made a rare appearance on Twitter to write “Wow, yeah, Justin Bieber rules!”, a message Bieber duly noted and retweeted.

Elsewhere, the pop press noticed, a fellow teen idol was hanging out on the micro-blogging platform also defending Justin. One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson told his Twitter followers: “Although I don’t know him personally, I do wish the press would take it easy on Justin Bieber”, adding: “I really do empathise with him, I don’t see anything out of character in comparison to any other teenagers I know”. Which was either a reminder that teens in general can be a bit tetchy sometimes, or a revelation that his 1D co-stars are also always lunging at photographers.

But while the singer’s recent activities were being defended by celebrity supporters, family members were expressing concern about the star’s behaviour while in the British capital. Though they felt sure it was the result of ‘bad crowd’ peer pressure. Or at least that’s according to the ever reliable Sunday Express, which quoted Bieber’s grandmother as saying: “He’s only just turned nineteen and he’s still learning to cope with the pressures of fame … he needs to understand some of those so-called friends probably don’t have his best interests at heart. Justin is a sweetheart. He just needs to be kept away from unsavoury people who want to bask in his limelight and lead him astray”.

Though, according to a Sun article, one of the people influencing Justin of late is God; so, is he part of the bad crowd worrying Granny Bieber? No, of course not, the problem clearly is that God, what with all that Pope Idol nonsense, has been distracted the last couple of weeks and hasn’t been able to guide the pop teen as well as normal.

But, says the star’s ‘preacher friend’ Judah Smith to Sun journalists: “[Justin] feels under pressure. Every eyeball is on your life. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. This is the first challenge he’s had in life, but it won’t be the last. I give Justin encouragement. Take time to say to God, ‘I’m over my head here. I need your help’. He has coping methods like turning and talking to God and practising the ancient scriptures. We exchange scriptures every day. Justin asks, ‘God if you’re there, I need help. I don’t know what decision to make'”.

Well, Justin, for the sakes of the Beliebers of Lisbon (the ones with tickets for the show that wasn’t cancelled), please do remember what Jesus said on the mount that day: “Blessed are the prompt show starters”. And if you can keep a lower profile for the rest of your European tour that would be great; these Bieber update essays are becoming a chore.