Justin Bieber, Justin Trudeau, and Justin Timberlake. Apparently, all the world loves a Justin, these days. In a weird turn of events, there are presently three Justins in the news all at once. There’s Justin Bieber, the musician who is busy going through his Purpose World concert tour. He performed in Toronto yesterday, reports CBC. And then there’s Justin Timberlake who just launched his first music single in three years, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”
Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau, perhaps the most mediagenic prime minister of Canada, managed to get himself in the news, too. This Justin recently apologized on the world stage for the Canadian government’s historic race-shaming of Sikh refugees on May 23, 1914, according to The Inquisitr. And the next thing you know, Justin Trudeau just happens to uncharacteristically elbow two members of parliament in the House of Commons, according to a CBC report.
“In video from the House, Trudeau is seen walking toward Brown in a crowd of MPs in the Commons aisle, taking his arm in an apparent effort to move Brown toward his seat. While doing so, he encountered Brosseau, who was also standing in the aisle and was seen physically reacting after the contact.”
All these events take place in Ottawa, the seat of Canada’s federal government, in a span of two days. Go figure. It appears that Justin the prime minister “couldn’t stop his feeling,” to borrow words from Justin Timberlake’s new song. But perhaps it’s better to say that Trudeau might have lost his temper for the first time.
How often does it happen that three Justins, not just one Justin, will all be newsmakers at the same time? In the words of U.S. President Barack Obama during the March 11 White House state dinner in honor of Justin Trudeau, he was the most popular Justin in America, reported the BBC.
Well, another Justin with an equally memorable past is Justin Bieber. And that is because he is the superstar Justin America fell in love with on YouTube way back in 2007. In 2014, American love for the “Baby” singer turned into hate as a number of Americans called for Justin’s deportation to Canada. Just one of the charges was indiscriminately partying at night and well into the morning, thereby keeping fellow mansion-owning neighbors awake in L.A. Other charges were doing drugs and driving under the influence, according to CNBC.
The plot thickens in regard to the tale of three Justins, as we stop to consider the year we are in. This year, Justin Bieber has been able to turn his life around against all odds. Save a few psychological hitches, he seems to be for the most part, back in his groove and on top of the world. And now back to Justin Trudeau, to whom 2016 is equally significant. When asked why the Canadian prime minister was equalizing his cabinet’s gender composition, this Justin simply quipped, “because it’s 2016.”
Lest it gets a bit weirder, we have hesitated to ask Justin Timberlake, the American pop superstar, why he chose to launch his first music single in three years during this year of all years. Is it just a coincidence? We certainly hope so. Otherwise, all these coincidences will be too much to bear. We don’t want people to start thinking that there’s some kind of connivance or conspiracy between the three Justins.
Too many Justins, so little time may; it well be the battle cry in the newsrooms of the world at the present time. For a baby being born today, the name Justin will probably be a great idea.
As for Timberlake’s new song, the word is out that it will be another hit. After all, this Justin has never had a dud in his musical career. And, judging from the dancy tune of “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” people will be gyrating to it for a very long time. To-date, Justin Timberlake’s fancy footwork for the hit single has already reached viral status on YouTube.
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