So … Justin Bieber posted a new photo to his official Instagram profile that shows him happily and proudly holding a can of beer, Amstel beer to be exact. Bieber, as you may know, is only 19 years old … so he is not yet old enough to drink alcohol legally in this country but because he is on tour internationally, it’s likely that the photo was taken in a country where the legal drinking age is at least 19 years old (South Africa, I believe) … so, no problem, right? Well, I’m not so sure. Oh Biebs, why you always lookin’ to cause controversy?
Beers in the jungle
Now … not to sound like an old fuddy-duddy but … there really is no problem with Justin Bieber drinking beer … but if you consider that most of his fans are young kids, far too young to drink legally in almost every country on Earth, it doesn’t seem wise for him to advocate the practice. Trust me, I get it. The 19 year old kid wants to look grown up … he wants to show what a badass he is … it’s annoying but, well, we’ve all been there (of course, I’m speaking to those of you who are of legal age). BUT, by posing with a can of beer he is telling his young fans, “HEY, look how cool I am with this can of beer” which can inadvertently get translated into, “HEY, YOU can be cool like me with a can of beer in your hand … and don’t YOU want to be just like me?” In the end, JB is going to do whatever he wants, which is fine, but will no one think of the poor impressionable children? WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?! WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!