Parents of America, it's time to have a little chat. I know you're just loving your teens' obsession with Justin Bieber. He's just so clean cut and those lyrics are so sweet. We couldn't ask for a better role model, right?
But your kids have officially gone off the deep end, and it's time to rein those hormonal nutjobs in just a wee bit. Seriously, Mom and Dad. NOW would be a good time to take that iPod away. Because your kids wandered into criminal territory about the time they began literally threatening Selena Gomez's life.
Gomez, who allowed herself to be officially outed as dating the Biebs last month, says the death threats are starting to scare her:
It hurts, it really does. I don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong ... I've been best friends with him for a very long time. It does hurt my feelings a lot but I try not to focus on it. I have a strong family and great fans.
I'm glad the 18-year-old Gomez can act like the adult she just barely is (in terms of age -- no knock on the Disney star's character here). But what about those "Beliebers"? They're not just any old creep. They're your kids.
It was teenaged girls who broke into the Biebs' hotel room the other day. It was teenagers who formed such a scary mob that Bieber had to hide out inside his hotel room in London last week to keep himself safe. It would stand to reason that at least SOME of these death threats to Gomez are coming from teenagers.
Which means our kids have crossed over from "fans" to "criminals." Statutes vary from state to state, but death threats are illegal. As is breaking and entering. As is any form of assault that some lovesick teenage girl might be planning on Gomez if she sees her out and about with her boyfriend.
It's not exactly a new phenomena. We had the bobbysoxers in Frank Sinatra's days, and the mosh pits in Nirvana days. But technology has advanced. Kids can screw with the stars online, and cops can catch them more quickly. And trust me, nothing will be worse for your kids than having to stand in front of a judge and admit, "Bieber Fever made me do it."
Mom and Dad, the Biebs' music may be cleaner than that satanic crap they played during the middle school rebellion phase, but he's taking your kids into dark and twisted places. Let's nip this one in the bud, shall we?
Do your kids have Bieber Fever?
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