There's so much weird stuff going on with Justin Bieber lately that I don't even know where to begin. There's the running around the U.K. with his pants down and shirt off. There's his friends cracking up his cars (over and over). There's his Sean Pennesque fights with the paparazzi. His break-up with Selena Gomez. His alleged drug use. His Instagram rants. And let's not forget his alleged spitting on a neighbor, for which he might get prosecuted. (Not everyone is a fan of Bieber spit.) But this latest escapade, involving a monkey of all things, has gone too far.
Apparently trying to imitate Michael Jackson with his pet chimp Bubbles, Bieber now has a pet monkey, a capuchin named Mally, given to him by a record producer. Reports say Biebs brings the monkey everywhere with him now (Mally is probably the only one who can stand his ego).
But reportedly Mally was confiscated by custom officials in Munich, Germany, who were astounded that Biebs tried to enter the country without any official paperwork for the pet. Zoinks, this is what happens when you have "handlers" micromanaging your entire life -- you don't know how to do anything for yourself. And I guess no one in his entourage thought about the monkey, so Bieber didn't either. Like you can just enter a foreign country with a monkey?!
Reportedly, the monkey is now in quarantine in Germany. A source told The Sun:
He and Mally go everywhere together. He will be heartbroken. Justin has been acting like a right diva. He is out of control and lives in an alternative reality to the rest of us.
I can't stand it when celebrities get animals, parade them around in front of the press for awhile, but then have no idea how much work, effort, and dedication it is to care for them -- especially exotic pets, who have no business being in private hands, if you ask me. Who do you think ends up with these animals? Underfunded and understaffed rescue groups, like the many that stepped forward to take Michael Jackson's menagerie after he couldn't afford their care anymore.
This is one story I'm really hoping isn't true and that somewhere there is really NOT a little monkey in a steel cage in Munich's quarantine area -- though perhaps that is a better life than being Bieber's plaything. Everyone deserves a meltdown, but not with innocent animals as collateral damage. Bieber needs to stop monkeying around and come back to his senses.
What do you think of Justin's behavior lately? (The monkey below isn't the unfortunate Mally.)
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside