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UPDATE : Justin Bieber's manager -- Scooter Braun -- gave me a call shortly after this posted to say the laptop theft was real.

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Stolen Video a Publicity Stunt Not A Stunt. Tacoma to Bieber: Hey, Fuck You!

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UPDATE: Justin Bieber's manager -- Scooter Braun -- gave me a call shortly after this posted to say the laptop theft was real.

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*Original Disgruntled Post

In the words of Seattle Weekly's Erin Thompson, "shit aint right."

Earlier this week mega pop star Justin Bieber told the world he'd had a computer and camera, containing "lots of personal footage," stolen during a tour stop in Tacoma. Naturally, the Pacific Northwest laughed and nodded its head knowingly; just another instance of ghetto, thieving, crime-ridden Tacoma being Tacoma, right?

Apparently not. Apparently, this was all an elaborate hoax to promote some new goddamn Bieber video in which the silky-smooth Canadian takes his auto-tune machine in the pool.

I'll speak for Tacoma on this one: Go fuck yourself, Biebs.

Did Bieber know this stunt would make a city already trying desperately to crawl out from underneath years of bad headlines and Hilltop drive-by shootings the butt of yet another crime joke? Did he know people would instantly believe his story, simply because people outside of T-Town are always more than comfortable to believe the worst about the city?

I can't say for certain. But what I can say is this ridiculous publicity stunt put the words "Tacoma" and "crime," together yet again in the eyes of the world. It made Tacoma the punch line of a bad joke one more time. It rubbed Tacoma's face in shit one more time, for nothing more than the payoff of hyping a video that needed no hype.

Fuck you, Justin Bieber. Tacoma wants an apology.

Here's the stupid video:

 
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