Posts Tagged ‘Roling Stone’


February 20, 2011

Throughout the history of the media, major stars and their representatives have often threatened and cowtowed entertainment tv shows, newspapers and celeb magazines into killiing stories that make them look bad. It has kept many of the most lurid secrets of Hollywood legends from ever coming to light and the the public’s eye. Big time agencies simply inform media outlets that if they run a negative story about their client they will simply deny that organization access to ALL of their clients forever. It works every time.

However, it had never worked on ’60s legendary anti-establishment magazine Rolling Stone before. That is until this week. Rolling Stone published a cover story on teenybop pop star sensation Justin Bieber. The article could have been career-ending for a star of lesser magnitude. In the article, Bieber manages to offend every American on the left and the right. When asked if he’d ever become an American citizen, Bieber responded no and extrapolated, “You guys are evil!” He then whent on a rant about health care in Canada, an opinion sure to piss off everyone on the right.

Bieber didn’t stop there. He then offended every left-winger by saying, “It’s like killing a baby.” Even is cases of rape? Yup, the Bieb responded, “Everything happens for a reason.”

Now, these comments would have been enough to kill many a career. Instead, hardly anyone has noticed. Sure, the Boston Herald penned a piece entitled “Justin Bieber Sounds Like an Idiot,” and the women on The View went nuts. It also led Focus on the Family to call on its memebers to pray for Justin Bieber’s “purity” but the Canadian pop star has emerged relatvely unscathed. Of course, Bieber’s hordes of tween fans couldn’t care less. He was just named the MVP of the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game by online voting. Not surprising since he has 7 million Twitter followers.

Bieber has been largely unaffected because Rolling Stone went back and SCRUBBED the interview online. They revised the most damaging quotes to give them “in their full” and completely REMOVED the “killing a baby” quote.

Hunter S.Thompson is rolling in his grave.