Justin Bieber is undeniably reminiscent of a young Justin Timberlake. In many ways, Bieber seems to be on the same path that led Timberlake to become who he is today: an annoying asshole.
From the R&B bullshit shtick to the diva behavior, these two have an uncanny amount in common. The only major difference, really, is that Bieber’s hair is slightly less ridiculous than Timberlake’s back in the day. Let’s examine the similarities.
The first and most obvious similarity between these two is that they both have “swag.” I’m not quite certain what “swag” is, to be honest, but I think it’s something along the lines of looking like this:
Fedora? Check. Cool jacket? Check. Sexy facial expression? Well, he’s trying. And so did Timberlake. Remember when “Justin Timberlake” and “dumb fedora” were synonymous? Here, let me jog your memory:
Couple their style with their falsetto rap singing, and they’re basically the same person.
Alright, I’m not saying the Justins are ugly—they’re certainly not. They’re perfectly fine looking. But Jessica Biel? Selena Gomez? These ladies are dimes, and what I’m getting at is, both of the Justins are lucky enough to date ladies who are way more woman than they are man. I mean, let’s face it. In the real world, there’s no way this picture would happen:
Or this, for that matter:
Both Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber have been groomed to be the loveable, charming “It” boy of their respective generations.
How people perceive them this way is beyond me. From Bieber not knowing what “Germany” is to Timberlake wearing a denim suit on the red carpet—I’m not sure why the public finds them so goddamn loveable.
At this point, I think it’s safe to assume that Justin Timberlake is Justin Bieber’s Looper.
Despite being America’s sweethearts, these two have a more subtle reputation of being complete assholes. I say subtle because the stories of their asshole behavior are usually cleverly buried. But remember the time Justin Bieber threw a little diva fit on an airplane? And then on the set of CSI? There are a slew of other instances that involve Bieber throwing a temper tantrum, but all he has to do is say, “swag,” and we all seem to forget the fact that he’s a little turd.
Then, last year, Timberlake was leaving a “Friends With Benefits” party when he found the elevator to exit full. Did he wait, like a normal person? Nah, he decided to have everyone who was on the elevator removed so that he could get out of there a little quicker.
And that’s not the only diva behavior exhibited by Timberlake, not by far. He’s known to be quite the demanding asshole when he’s not in a good mood.
But perhaps that comes with the territory. Either way, Bieber is clearly on the path to becoming the next Timberlake. It’s great for him—he’ll break into film and marry someone way out of his league. But for the rest of us, this is not good news.