Justin Bieber shot his Christmas video down in Franklin recently and now it’s up and available for everyone to see.
The tune is really catchy.
Oh wait, that’s not it. Let me try again.
What?! That’s not right. Okay, hold on. Let’s dim the lights and put on a little Dean Martin Christmas music and leave that Ingrid Michaelson video alone with the Bruno Mars video and…
Okay, there we go.
So, let’s say right off the bat that Justin Bieber should not be calling anyone ‘shorty.’ But let’s talk more seriously about the toolish behavior of everyone in this video.
Yes, there’s the blonde making a play for Bieber right in front of his girlfriend. Not cool.
There’s Bieber acting very flirty with a girl in front of his girlfriend and giving the scarf his girlfriend put on him to the blonde chick. Toolish.
But can we talk just a minute about the girlfriend? Who doesn’t discuss with Bieber that she’s upset or why, who pouts and acts sullen because he talks to a female friend, and who pouts off and disappears when he’s helping his friend pick out a Christmas gift for her boyfriend. No talking to him. Just he’s not a mind-reader and she’s hurt. But then, it turns out that he is a mind-reader and he’s bought her a dress and has shown up in his fancy car to take her to the Christmas party. She is rewarded for being an uncommunicative asshole.
And Bieber is shown kissing butt to a girl who pouts when he’s with his friends and who walks off on him when she doesn’t like who he’s spending time with, lavishing extravagant gifts on her in order to get back into her good graces.
The person who sent me this video described her behavior as controlling. And at first I was like “Oh, I don’t know.” But then I thought, imagine if the genders were switched and Bieber’s character were played by a girl and the brunette was a boy? And, yeah, if the video were exactly the same otherwise, I’d totally read that as controlling and think that it signaled problems for later in their relationship.
I guess today is the day of “I’m glad I don’t have to navigate a middle schooler through this crap” because I’m not sure I’m up for explaining just how fucked up the behavior in this video is and why it’s being treated as normal.