Oh that Bieber. Maybe he had us fooled with that bad-boy image he's been milking lately, what with the pot-smokin' party rumors and the tattoos. But just when he's coasting on the new, dangerous Biebs, he can't help slipping up and being a nice guy. While in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bieber visited a 7-year-old fan in the hospital.
Millie Flamm is fighting leukemia. She had hoped to make the concert in Salt Lake City, but she suffered a relapse and had to sell her tickets. Her friends rallied around her and campaigned for Justin Bieber to visit her to make up for it. And he listened! Can you even imagine how much this must have thrilled Millie?
Bieber sang her a song while holding her hand, and then he gave her a guitar pick. "It was incredible, he was so sweet to her," Millie's mom Amanda said. And there's this heart-crushing photo of Justin kissing Millie on the cheek. She has the brightest, happiest smile you can ever imagine.
And now Bieber's image is ruined! The bad-boy image, I mean. No amount of pot smoking (not that he really IS toking, I'm just saying) could ever possibly erase the goodness of that photo. The real Justin Bieber has been exposed. He's got a sweet, mushy core! Justin, you cannot escape your true self. Stop trying to be the male Lindsay Lohan. You are: NICE! Own it.
Or maybe it's just the effects of being surrounded by so many nice Mormons in Utah?!? Am I being naive? Was it just a publicity stunt? No, I wanna belieb in the Bieber!
Anyway, I feel like Justin's struggling to find his grown-up identity. And he's in that insane Hollywood hall of mirrors, surrounded by too many people who say "yes" to him. Does he even know what real adulthood looks like? I hope so, and I hope he lets the compassionate side of himself grow.
Do you think Justin Bieber will survive his growing pains and turn out a decent guy eventually?
Image via Pacific Coast News