Did Justin Bieber just diss the future King of England? No, of course not. Well, not really. Well, actually, sort of. JB recently expressed his horror at the prince's obviously worsening baldness. Biebs wondered why the Prince didn't just buy some Propecia. He then wondered if perhaps the heir to the throne had never heard of the product. Ouch.
In an interview in Rollacoaster Magazine, Selena Gomez's perfect "Boyfriend" sort of wedged his foot into his mouth. The 18-year-old JB dished on the 30-year-old Prince William's obviously increasingly follicly challenged condition. Justin reportedly "expressed his horror at Prince William's receding hairline when he was asked in an interview what he would do if his own famous locks started thinning." Fortunately, the tragedy of male pattern baldness will never happen to the Never Say Never guy because he knows how to prevent it. It's called Propecia, and it's readily available in the U.S. and Canada. Why, wondered JB, hasn't Prince William picked some up?
"I mean there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia," Justin explained. "I don't know why he doesn't just get those things, those products. You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?"
Right. For that matter, why doesn't Kate Middleton get off her duff and pick some Propecia up for Prince William? Ah, the follies of youth. And the naivety.
It's obvious that Justin meant no disrespect to Prince William or the British royal family. The kid's just seen (and obviously believed) too many TV commercials. Interestingly, however, even some of his loyal true Beliebers thought he went a tad too far. They thought his comments bordered on rudeness.
"I mean that is just plain rude," wrote one. "Prince William is a good guy who does so much for England and charities and people all over the world including the army. He is not a man who is wrapped up in looks, like Justin Bieber. So what if his hair is thinning? Justin's eventually will also."
"uh...that's kinda rude," another fan reluctantly agreed. "i mean it's not like the guy doesn't know his own hair. Sometimes it's best not to be 'honest' ... that's like telling an old women to use botox."
Other fans defended and agreed with their idol. "hes just being honest," reasoned one such Belieber. "i mean it is true i would die if justin lost his hair"
Hopefully, for that last Belieber's sake, Justin will keep his famous locks until he's 90. Anyway, what do you think? Did Justin diss the Prince? Or was he just being honest, and naive?
Â© Hope Carson 2012