Justin Bieber has a new aka, though it definitely won't be of his choosing: "Fifth most disliked man in America." Former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, topped the E-Score poll with 92% of the votes.
Justin Bieber may have found the title for his forthcoming new album, "Fifth Most Hated Man In America."
It has a certain ring doesn't it? And a certain ridiculousness.
According to a new poll by E-Score, the 20-year-old superstar came fifth among the 1,100 surveyed with 86% of votes for "Most Disliked Man In America."
And the company Bieber's keeping is quite something.
As far as those polled are concerned, Bieber's incident-prone Believe world tour, arrests for suspected DUI, assault, and alleged tossing of eggs at his former neighbor's residence, are more egregious than the poll's No. 6 -- "Wall of Sound" music producer Phil Spector, whose murder of actress Lana Clarkson earned him a prison sentence of 19 years to life in 2009.
Astonishingly, "Dislike" votes for Bieber exceeded votes for former Patriots star cum murder suspect Aaron Hernandez, who polled 81% on the survey.
Hernandez is currently being held in jail without bail after being indicted on three murder charges.
Justin also polled more votes than Michael Lohan, father of Lindsay. He is widely seen as an opportunist and "deadbeat dad" who allegedly used his daughter's name to secure deals and exacerbated her slide into infamy. Lohan polled 76 % of "Disliked" votes.
Elliot Spitzer's 73% reveals Bieber is even more disliked than the ex-Democratic Governor of New York, whose career was hit by scandal in 2008 amid exposure of his membership of an escort agency that was later shut down over illegal prostitution activities.
However, according to the poll, dislikes of Bieber are eclipsed by four men.
In joint third position with 88% of "Disliked" votes, O.J Simpson -- believed by many to be a double murderer -- pairs with Conrad Murray, the disgraced doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.
(Photo: Bernie Madoff.)
Despised Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff is the second most hated man in America with 90% of votes, while No. 1's dishonor is bestowed on the racist, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling who polled 92%.
Apart from Sterling's racist views, his position at the top of this unfortunate list is also down to topicality. Audio of his ignorance, which may have been affected by recently diagnosed Alzheimers, went around the world.
The new survey reflects that intense coverage as well as an objection to his standpoint.
(Photo: Donald Sterling.)
But does Bieber's inclusion in a poll alongside serious criminals and/or corrupt personalities demonstrate the effects of disproportionate, constant media focus on his missteps, and lack of rational perspective among voters?
Put simpler: Do sane people seriously believe Bieber's teenage acts of rebellion are on a par with alleged and actual murderers and deserving of the "Fifth Most Disliked Man In America" title? Or is that a stomach-churning insult to those whose lives were [allegedly] taken by such men and whose families and friends mourn them?
Sound off below.
(Photo: O. J. Simpson tied as third most disliked man in America with Conrad Murray.)