Yesterday we saw photos of young Justin Bieber with a marijuana cigarette (well, a blunt, actually) in his hand and, naturally, the release of those photos have caused some consternation among his young fan base (and their parents). In the wake of the release of those photos, JB posted a series of tweets on his official Twitter profile, that seemingly refer to the incident … with regret. Click below to read what Justin had to say just after the release of those photos spread far and wide online.
everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up. / back on tour tomorrow. ready to see u all smile. time to do what im supposed to be doing. performing. #BELIEVEtour / i see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. #beliebers / like i said…2013…new challenges. new doubters…Im ready. We are ready. see u all tomorrow and everyday after that. #BELIEVEtour
While the public opinion of marijuana use seems to be changing here in the US (evident by the voter passage of marijuana legalization laws in 2 US States last November), it still isn’t really looked on favorably by young people. Smoking of anything, IMHO, isn’t a good idea for anyone, let alone young people but … that is just my opinion. In terms of what Justin had to say after the release of those photos, my initial reaction was that the tweets were meant to be used as damage control. But, we cannot forget that he is still a young kid … prone to making mistakes like everyone else. While I honestly do not believe that he will alter his private behavior to suit public opinion, I do believe that he will be more careful about what he shares with the world. With a lucrative empire like the one he enjoys, I can’t say I blame him one bit.