Music’s resident bad-boy and reigning heartthrob Justin Bieber stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show for a surprise appearance in honor of Ellen’s
21st 57th birthday, while debuting his back-to-normal hair color. An admittedly nervous Biebs sat down to deliver some gifts to the birthday girl (Flowers and underwear!), and got to discussing various subjects including his Calvin Klein campaign, his upcoming Comedy Central Roast, and his recent troubling behavior:
I think it’s just cool to like, be able to laugh at your self, you know? I’ve done some things might not have been the greatest? I just want to be able to laugh about it and, you know be, kind of just own up to some of the things
The full interview will air today (January 29).
After the television taping, Justin posted a video on his Facebook page explaining his on-screen nerves, and apologizing for his unbecoming behavior over the past couple of years:
I was really nervous, and I think I was nervous because . . . I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now. It’s been a minute since I’ve been in a public appearance, and I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited or basically how I’ve been acting for the past year-and-a-half . . .
I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say I was “pretending” is often we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re truly feeling inside. And there were a lot of feelings going on in there. Just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Just growing up in general is hard.
I just felt awkward up there. I felt like people were judging me, and I really want people to know how much I care, how much I care about people, and how I’m not that person to say, “I don’t give a fuck!” you know? I’m not that kid. I’m a person who genuinely cares. And although what’s happened in the past has happened, I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind and loving and gentle and soft. And although people can call me a “softy,” that’s how my mom raised me.
It seems Bieber can’t catch a break, though. Although many people have been wanting and even demanding that he publicly apologize, as soon as his video was published, some commented that his words are merely a publicity stunt as damage control to aid future album sales.
What do you think? Should we give him the benefit of the doubt or should should we exile him into obscurity without mercy? If his apology isn’t redeeming enough, what do you think he should do? What about his hair color? Leave a comment below!