Justin Bieber’s gig hosting Saturday Night Live last night was entertainment at its finest, and the Canadian pop star self-deprecatingly referred to a handful of his own recent personal scandals throughout his starring skits.
Love him or hate him, the Biebs is usually pretty good about laughing at himself, as we said in a previous post. I’ve also said before that the best way to dig yourself out of a celebrity scandal is to poke fun at it and sprinkle the joke with a bit of mea culpa.
Bieber did both on SNL last night when he starred in a sketch called “The Miley Cyrus Show,” during which he made reference to his recent experimentation with marijuana.
Bieber, as the president of Miley’s fan club, made fun of himself, telling Cyrus that she was “light years better than that douche Justin Bieber,” that he “looks like a lesbian,” and that he still has all of his baby teeth.
Then, Bieber got right to the weed smoking drama, saying: “I also heard he got busted for smoking weed, and he’s really sorry about it, and that people make mistakes and he’s never going to do it again.”
To our knowledge, nowhere during his hosting gig did Bieber make reference to his Friday Instagram post. A picture of himself standing with SNL creator Lorne Michaels caused a ripple of controversy when he mis-labelled the TV icon as “Lauren Michaels.” Maybe that spot of controversy was settled quietly behind-the-scenes.
Here’s Bieber on SNL, mocking himself for smoking weed: