The Odd Couple – Justin Bieber and Anne Frank

Being a man around the internet, very few things make me take pause. Basketball-sized tumor on a guy’s face? Meh. Michael Vick adopted a dog? Yawn.

But every once in a while, someone or something comes along that really rustles my jimmies. This week it was Justin Bieber. Yes I’m sure you’re all tired of the hyper-critical internet bandwagon that comes bouncing along every time Bieber opens his mouth. But then again, sometimes he’s pretty freaking fun to talk about.

In reality, it was only a matter of time before Justin Bieber showed up on this blog. We like to talk about manly stuff here, and so it’s natural we’d discuss the antithesis of everything manly.

Most people already saw the news about what happened on Sunday with Justin Bieber. For anyone who missed it, Bieber spent an afternoon at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam mourning the loss of a potential fan. In the house’s guest book he wrote, “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”

dammit Justin

Now this may not seem like the most egregious of offenses, but it violates a pretty significant man rule: don’t be an idiot.

I mean really, there’s a reason so many women are looking for the strong and silent type. It’s not that the silent type is any smarter–he just presents less evidence to the contrary. If you’re an internationally famous pop star (such as Justin Bieber) you’ve really gotta consider the fact that everything you do and say is going to be scrutinized. So perhaps wishing a young Holocaust victim had hung on just a tad longer to hear “baby baby baby oh baby” wasn’t the best decision.

Whatever. It’ll probably blow over; Justin Bieber’s fans don’t really even seem to know what’s going on anyway.