It’s been a long time coming for Beliebers and the day has finally arrived. It looks like Justin Bieber’s reign of bad behavior may finally be over. After what seems like an eternity of run-ins with the police over egging, drag racing, fighting with paparazzi and more embarrassing behaviour, Justin Bieber is finally ready to move forward in both his career and personal life.
Bieber posted a personal video on his Facebook page yesterday, apologizing for his actions over the past year, saying ‘he’s not who he was pretending to be.’ Bieber explains his comment, saying “When I say pretending, often you pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re truly feeling inside.”
It sounds like Justin is fully aware of how his past actions have drastically changed public opinion. “I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I’ve been acting the past year, year and a half.”
Justin posted the video after pre-taping an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, surprising the daytime host for her birthday. In the interview, Justin admits to feeling nervous after taking such a long break from TV appearances.
Though he’s wearing a hat in a dimly lit room during his Facebook video, in the clip from Ellen we can see that Bieber has thankfully gotten rid of the bleached look he’s been wearing for the past few months, going back to his original dirty blonde hair colour.
In addition to his nerves, Bieber also talked about his upcoming Comedy Central Roast, which DeGeneres declined being a part of. Bieber said of the upcoming Roast “I think it’s cool to be able to laugh at yourself. I’ve done some things that might not have been the greatest. I just want to be able to laugh about it and own up to some of these things.”
Justin has always been vocal about his faith, making us now wonder if the Roast is his form of penance for bad behavior. Maybe just give a couple million bucks to charity next time, okay Justin? This Roast is not going to be pretty.
While some may scoff at Bieber’s apology, viewing it as ‘too little too late’ or a ploy to gain sympathy and possibly attention for future albums, we think this is the Biebs at his most sincere. We couldn’t be happier to have the old Justin back, the one who put his fans first, made amazing music, and didn’t make us having to say “he’s a teenager, we’re sure he didn’t mean it” every time his name hits the news. Welcome back Biebs, we’ve missed you.
We do have one big issue with the apology.
In his interview with Ellen, the daytime host informs her audience that Bieber’s first TV appearance was on her show. Hold it right there, El dawg.
Justin first appeared on Much on July 8, 2009. He didn’t appear on Ellen until November of that year. Ellen, you’ve made a lot of people famous, but Canada is not giving up credit for Bieber that easily.