Justin Bieber’s “annus horribilis” shows absolutely no signs of slowing down just yet.
The teen star has just been called out by ex-Saturday Night Live castmember, Bill Hader.
Following his exit from SNL last week Hader stopped by Howard Stern’s Xirius XM HQ on Wednesday to talk about the cult show and his plans going forward.
Recalling both Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake’s SNL hosting stints, Hader had only glowing words for The 20/20 Experience singer.
“Also, the guy doesn’t show up with anybody. It’s just him.”
When it came to Bieber, however, the comedian-producer-writer, was less than impressed:
“Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys,” said Hader. “He had a guy holding a slice of pizza. A guy holding a diet coke. Going around stage, you’re trying to fight through all these people to get dressed.”
Coming after uncomplimentary remarks by a CSI producer after the then 17-year-old appeared on the crime drama in 2011, prima facie, Hader’s comments don’t reflect well on Bieber.
But to be fair to the teen, tales of him locking a producer in a closet and putting his hand though a cake — while the CSI crew laughed — sounds more like high jinks than anything else.
As for the Canadian’s apparent liking for an entourage, suffice it to say it usually indicates an insecure personality when someone needs a cast of thousands around them, and that isn’t a crime — yet.
Back in February, Bieber’s SNL appearance attracted widely positive reviews, notably the sketch where he addressed the smoking pot furor, so it seems kind of a shame to rewrite that memory.
Seeing as there’s a glaring 13-year age gap between Timberlake and Bieber, isn’t it about time we gave 2013’s designated punchbag a break?