When thinking about the firestorm of all the media attention that Bieber has gotten, and all the jokes hitting the world wide web, it just never really sat right with me of how we as the collective human race were being entertained by someone's serious unraveling.
I wanted to say something, but at the same time didn't want to overreact or worse claim some judgement on those posting as though I have not been guilty myself of the same things.
Before I continue: I think Craig Ferguson says it best here, and a good blog post attached - take a look, it is a good one
So, if you don't plan on reading this post, check out that video.
Now, on we go.
I can see how it can be easy to make Bieber an target of such things, because he has always been an easy target when it comes to mockery. As well, it is easy to do so, because we have no connection to the young gentlemen. But, let us not forget, Justin is human just like you and me. Feels and hurts just like you and me. Has family who are worried sick about Justin, just like you and me. When people are made into social and pop icons, it becomes much to easy turn them into characters instead and forget, they have the fingerprint of God's creation on them, they are human, just like you and me.
Also, it worries me that we lose a bit of our humanity every time we give in to such things as this. We forget where we have come from and that we are all connected at the core. We unintentionally fuel hate and forget compassion and love. Should not the collective human race look more like Rescue Missions than Slaughter Houses? This concerns me because though it is all in 'good fun', it shows how disconnected to the reality that this is someones life. You know?
Now let me be clear, I am not dissolving Justin of his responsibility, we all need to be accountable for our actions. But what I wonder is, does this need to be made into entertainment for our eyes? And I must admit, I am guilty as the worst of them. I can see how this stuff can be twisted as funny, and I have found myself laughing on occasion, which I feel I must be the first to repent. So this is not me pointing the finger. This is simply a plea for us all to never forget when we interact with people, see stories on the news and read our news feed, our shared humanity with one another and always fight for LOVE.
Let us be people who run rescue missions, bring HOPE and LOVE into the world we live in. This is my prayer for this world and the hurting people in it. We could all use a little more of HOPE and LOVE, even Justin Bieber.
Just my two cents.
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