It’s Justin Bieber Week on Ellen, so Prepare Yourselves Accordingly
If it feels like Ellen only ever has one guest on her show these days, it's probably because she does. She's devoted an entire week of shows to Justin Bieber this week, in promotion of his new album. So, basically, gird your loins. His comeback train shows no signs of slowing down.
I have no idea what Ellen and Justin will discuss for an entire week, because she's already asked him about Selena and the nude photo scandal on today's show. Maybe by Friday we'll know about the recurring dream he keeps having where he falls out of an airplane, or how crisp he likes a bagel to be toasted.
I digress. Ellen, naturally, wanted to bring up the nude photos that were taken of Justin while he was vacationing in Bora Bora last month.
Ellen asked how Justin he managed not to notice the paparazzi lurking in the shadows. “Usually we’re all pretty good at spotting paparazzi. They hide in boats and pretend to be fisherman and we’re like, you’re paparazzi. I mean, we’re pretty good at it. How did you not see that there was paparazzi there?”
“Well I just didn’t see them,” he said. “I think I wasn’t really looking out for them either.” I mean, that's fair. When I'm on vacation in a private bungalow on an exclusive, remote island, the last thing I'm thinking about is someone trying to take my photo. Then again, I'm not one of the most famous pop stars in the world and I only go to Bora Bora in my dreams.
She asked him when he learned about the photos. “It was pretty much like a couple days later. Scooter [Braun, his manager], he was like, ‘Yo I hate to tell you this, but your penis is on the Internet.' I was like, ‘what?' The first thing I saw that the censored one and it had like the black thing over it. And I was like, ‘oh my goodness like I don’t know what this is gonna look like,' and then it wasn’t, like, as bad as I thought it was gonna be. It wasn’t as terrible.”
Ellen agreed, saying, “I'm no expert, but I heard it was good.”
“It was alright,” Justin grinned.
Many people will argue that he should not have walked outside fully naked even if he didn't see the paparazzi there, because he's a public figure and people are basically always trying to take his picture. But I actually feel bad for him on this one — it's incredibly violating to think that you're alone and have some semblance of privacy when you obviously don't. I dunno, just because he's famous doesn't mean he shouldn't have the right to rock out with his, ahem… you get where I'm going with this.
I guess it just affirms that even though it can seem really glamorous to be famous, I don't think I'd ever want that burden and lack of privacy. Though I would love to go to Bora Bora. Sigh.