The highly-anticipated Justin Bieber Roast on Comedy Central is gearing up to air in only two weeks, and according to insiders, “it ain’t pretty,” at least for some of the pop star’s more hypersensitive fans.
Since 1998, Comedy Central has roasted a total of 14 willing celebrities. Ranging from Donald Trump to Flavor Flav, there are no limits on which celebrity gets tossed in the fire. However, what these prior “roastees” lacked was millions of screaming, hormonal teenage fans, many of whom are prone to make death threats to anyone who dare say anything negative about their adored Bieber.
In addition to fiercely defending their idol to no end, part of the fan base seem to literally lose all common sense when it comes to Justin Bieber. In fact, according to Slate, some fans’ most important goal is to get a reply from Bieber on Twitter. Yet, when it happens, all logic is thrown to the wind.
I STILL CANT BELIEVE IS THIS REAL LIFE OHMYGOD IM ON JUSTINS PROFILE IMSBSJSBSBS IM CRYING MY MOM IS ASKING ME WHY I AJZZJSJQBS
— queen ari ❁ (@Strat4dKidrauhl) January 13, 2014
On the other hand, any perceived slight, regardless if warranted or not, will drive fans from happy to bursting full of anger within minutes, including an attack against Dutch model Lara Stone, who posed in a January Calvin Klein ad with Justin Bieber.
The Beliebers' comments on Lara Stone's instagram are an interesting read. 'Go kill yourself with a cactus' ; they need to be euthanised.
— LΔURΔ LOU (@LauraLouMakeup) January 7, 2015
With so much vitriol towards anyone, even someone who is just doing her job, one has to wonder what kind of reaction will result when these fans watch leading entertainers, such as Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, go full-force on their beloved “Baby” singer.
Of course, not all “Beliebers” react in such a negative way. Many fans are appreciative that Bieber is brave enough to be roasted in the first place. For the other fans who aren’t so enthused on anyone slaying their idol, there are a few things to understand beforehand:
- Justin will be taunted in ways that make the Drake Bell feud seem like child’s play
- The pop star’s parents, Jeremy Bieber and Patty Mallette, are thrown into the roast for their parenting skills, or lack thereof
- As expected, Selena Gomez will bear the brunt of numerous jokes
- Sensitive topics, such as suicide and abortion, are discussed
- Bieber’s bouts with the law, public urination, and egg-throwing antics will be ridiculed
Keep in mind that Comedy Central roasts are intended for an adult audience, and although most Justin Bieber fans will go to great lengths to watch anything that shows his pretty face, parental discretion is most certainly advised. The Roast of Justin Bieber is scheduled to air on Monday, March 30, on Comedy Central.
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