Justin Bieber: From Pop Star to Punchline
Justin Bieber's arrest instantly transformed him from pop star to punchline.
Jay Leno exclaimed, "First thing he's got to do is master the mug shot! He bad! He bad!”
Jimmy Fallon said, “I don't know if I'm looking at a mug shot or a Pro-Active commercial!"
It seems as if the whole world is ganging up against the troubled 19-year-old. The front page of the New York Daily News offered the disgraced Canadian-born singer a first-class ticket anywhere out of the United States, with this message: “News to pothead, drunk-driving Bieber: here's your ticket outta the U.S.-- on us!"
Details on the Lamborghini from the arrest.
Celebrities aren't showing much sympathy for Bieber. Actor, Seth Rogen, tweeted: "All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of ____ "
And this from Ricky Gervais: "Prison name: Justine Bieber."
Bieber's neighbor, former pro football star, Keyshawn Johnson, has complained about Bieber's fast driving in the past. Small wonder he tweeted: "They finally caught him! Glad no one was hurt, no kids in the street."
But, there was support from actress, Kirstie Alley, at a promotional event for her new TV Land show, Kirstie. She wished Bieber the best, saying, "He's such a life force that I hate to see drugs sap some of that out of him."
Actress, Niecy Nash, promoting her TV Land show, The Soul Man, also hopes things work out for Bieber. Nash remarked, "One, he's so talented. Two, all the kids love him. And three, we just want him to do well!"
David Letterman said, "The cops put out an all-point Bieber!" Letterman cracked more than a dozen jokes about Bieber-- plus the top ten list! He joked, “We have a projected headline you'll be reading about in Justin Bieber's future: ‘Justin tweets photos of his Bieber!"
And Bieber's mugshot is being outrageously altered by online pranksters!
Miami Police speak about Justin Bieber's arrest.
Why such a lack of sympathy for Justin Bieber? Psychologist, Jeff Gardere told INSIDE EDITION, “A lot of people feel that he's spoiled. He is very privilaged and he is very wealthy and he may be just squandering the talent that he has and the opportunites that so many people would like to have."
Jimmy Kimmel also joked, "No word on whether Justin will be charged with a felony or a mis-de-Bieber."
But in the midst of the jokes, there was some real sympathy from Bieber's fans, "the Beliebers," outside his hotel.
In short, fame is a two-sided coin and the spotlight that always shines on Bieber can also burn.
Gardere warns, "You have to be very careful when you become rich and famous-- it's not everthing it's cracked up to be."