All Things ‘Instagram’, and My Personal Thoughts on Justin’s Behavior

Lately, Justin’s drama-starting method of choice has been an app called Instagram. Basically, it’s a picture sharing site where users can follow other users and view the photos they post. Most people think you have to have an iPhone or iPad to view the photos, but actually, you can just go here: http://populagram.appspot.com/user/justinbieber and look at all of Justin’s photos.

Everyone has been flipping out because Justin has been posting photos, mostly of him and Selena, on Instagram, and not to Twitter. SUCH a big deal, right? *Rolls eyes.* It’s really, really not. Some people need to take a deep breath and step back from all things Bieber, because honestly, in the scheme of things – do these pictures really matter? Do they change who Justin Bieber is as an artist? No. They do not.

His username used to be “swagisme”, but he changed it to “justinbieber” last night. My theory on why he did that? Because everyone was finding his photos anyway, so he probably changed the name to seem more public. I’m guessing that, when he made the Instagram account, he wanted it to be at least semi-private. But then, he used it to post a couple pictures to Twitter (maybe even accidentally?) and everyone knows about it now. He probably wanted to show us that he’s not trying to hide anything, but that kind of backfired on him.

I can see why some people are getting annoyed, I really can. Justin has two choices. Either be open with his personal life and who he dates, or keep it private. By posting pictures of his relationship on Instagram, but not to Twitter, it seems like he’s trying to find a happy medium, but it just creates more drama. I’m a firm believer that we need to stay OUT of Justin’s personal life and just support his music and life choices, but Justin is not always the good guy in these situations. He’s young, and still learning. He needs to find a way to balance his fans and his personal life, without causing so much uprising. Yes, he needs to stay as normal as possible, but he also needs to realize that he’s famous now. There are some things that he just has to work on, and I believe he’ll figure that out, eventually.

We also, as fans, need to realize that Justin is a person. He makes mistakes, causes drama that he doesn’t mean to, and really, truly does love our support. We need to be there for him through the ups and the downs, and not take everything he does (or posts) so seriously.

I write this with the utmost support for Justin. I love the person he is, and the career he has. I just hope he figures out that sometimes, he doesn’t handle situations to the best of his abilities. He’ll learn.

Sorry; this turned from a factual post about Instagram to a rant about Justin’s personal choices. Anyways…..

Let me know your thoughts! Leave a comment.

I Bet You’re DYING To Know… My Take on Jelena.

This has been done, and re-done, and re-done AGAIN. Everybody’s weighing in on their ‘Jelena’ thoughts, and hey, why not hop on the badwagon, right?

I honestly have mixed feelings about this, so it’s going to be hard for me to write my opinion. But just remember – this is MY OPINION. You don’t have to agree; nor do you have to like it. You don’t even have to READ it if you feel like you can’t handle it… Okay. Let’s go.

At first, when Justin and Selena started hanging out, I was one of those people in denial. I’d see a picture of them holding hands, and I’d dissect it, thinking it must just be a camera trick, or a weird angle. When this picture (below) came out, I thought they were just buds, going for a walk. Kinda cozy for “just buds”… But, you never know.

Then, other pictures started coming out that confirmed they were a couple. You would NOT go to a red-carpet event in matching outfits if you were “just buds”. And to be honest, at first… I was a little annoyed. I’m not one of those over-controlling fan-girls who thinks Justin should tell us every little detail of his life, but he DID promise to tell us if he ever got a girlfriend, and now that he and Selena were together and his lips were sealed… It was kind of like a slap in the face, you know?

I’m not going to lie. For a while, I was against the whole thing. Especially when I saw this video of Justin and Selena at a hotel, with fans (below) – that really made me believe that Selena was changing Justin. He’d never been so cold and out of touch with fans as he was that day, with Selena, or at least, that was my thought process.

But, when you look at that video not as a crazy fan, but as a normal human being, you can definitely see why they both acted the way they did. How would YOU like to be attacked by people filming you and wanting something from you EVERYWHERE YOU WENT? How would YOU like to have to have a smile on your face for the camera ALL THE TIME, even when all you really want to do is get the heck out of there er, take a break?

Then, of course, the famous beach pictures. Those actually really irritated me. I get it – they’re trying to be normal teens, just having fun on vacation. And no, it’s not a crime to kiss your boyfriend in public. But honestly, some of those photos were just plain TRASHY. And like it or not, both Justin and Selena are high profile celebs. They’re going to have paparazzi taking those photos, and they very well know that. They both have young fans, and it’s just not classy to be groping each other in public like that, when they know the pictures will be on the front cover of People magazine, or whatever, the next day. And that is all I have to say about that little incident.

I go back and forth about Jelena all the time. Some days, I do believe that Selena’s using Justin for fame. She’s been with a lot of hot-right-now teen guys, and it does seem like she breaks up with them after their popularity takes a nosedive. (Nick Jonas, Taylor Lautner, the list goes on…)

But, other days, I really am happy for them. Justin certainly seems the happiest he’s been in a long time when he’s around Selena. He’s always smiling and laughing. And after watching Selena’s E! News Special, she does NOT seem like the type of girl who would use a guy for fame.

You never really know with celebrities. Everything is smoke and mirrors, and lots of times, things aren’t what they seem at all. But, the bottom line is this, and it’s important:

No matter what’s going on with Jelena – how long they last, if they’re real or fake, blah, blah, blah – Justin and Selena both seem genuinely happy. Isn’t that all that really matters? If you are truly a fan of either of them, you’d be okay just knowing that they’re both content and having fun in a normal teen relationship. (Unless of course you’re one of those psycho, creepy fans, in which case – seek some help, please!) I really do feel bad for all the hate and rumors that go around for both of them, but mainly Selena. She seems like a sweet girl, and she does not deserve that. If they turn out to be fake, or if they break up in a couple months, then I guess you can laugh and say “I told you so!”, but for now, please keep the drama to a minimum, okay?

Bieber Beach Video, Say What?

There’s been a rumor floating around lately involving Justin Bieber, Lil’ Wayne, and a “How to Love” music video. Too good to be true…. right?

Maybe, but that’s definitely not how it looks. Both Justin AND one of his director/editor crew members, Alfredo Flores, have been dropping hints about a new single for Justin, a beach setting, and the song being “How to Love”. Check out these tweets:

It’s possible Alfredo was talking about some other artist, but he put “N.S.N.” (Never Say Never), which leads me to believe that we’re talking about Justin here. Alfredo would be one of the first to know if Justin had new music coming out, so that part also makes sense.

Another tweet from Alfredo… Pretty self-explanatory. Seems like he’s shooting/editing a “How to Love” music video on the beach, right?

Justin tweeted this an hour before Alfredo tweeted about “#MovieMagic”, etc. If this tweet hadn’t been there, there’s no real way to link Justin to the “How to Love” video Alfredo’s most likely making, but there’s definitely a link here. Not to mention, this is actually the second time Justin’s tweeted this. He also posted it back on July 4th.

Here’s another question – why “How to Love”? Sure, it’s a song girls are into, but Justin and Lil’ Wayne don’t really seem like a match, do they? I find it hard to believe that they would do a music video together. Also, if Alfredo says Justin’s got a new single coming out, maybe that means it’s a cover of Justin singing “How to Love”, rather than just a cameo in Lil’ Wayne’s video? I think that would make the most sense. It’d just be too random to have Justin in the background of a music video with Lil’ Wayne. It’s also rumored that Lil’ Wayne turned Justin down when he asked to collaborate, but that might just be a rumor. Furthermore, “How to Love” seems to me like something Justin would sing. Beliebers would be all over it, no doubt.

Another possibility (although less likely) is that Justin has a totally new song coming out, AND will be in Lil’ Wayne’s “How to Love” video. Not sure about that, but hey, then Beliebers would have twice the Bieber to look forward to!

What do YOU think is going on here?