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MamaJunebug

WTF moments in worldly distractions

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MamaJunebug

YMMV on the following and I almost hope it does, because I'd like to hear a different PoV that maybe makes me feel less like throwing shoes.

:?

 

Ok, ready yourselves to use the s word on me (socialist) but JMHO, Michael K at dlisted.com said it all when he reviewed the 3/1/12 episode of Ellen, which I chanced to watch. Spoiler: Ellen's big star was Justin Bieber, and Justin got a car for his 18th birthday. But not just any car.

 

As Michael described it:

 

 

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Ellen said that Bieber has done so much for people (insert Mother Teresa eye roll here), has visited sick children in the hospital (insert Princess Diana eye roll here) and that he doesn't do anything for himself (insert the world's population simultaneously eye rolling here). Yes, because buying two multi-million dollar mansions is Justin's way of doing nothing for himself, Ellen. Ellen then brought out Justin's manager Scooter (note: you know some NOT RIGHT shit is going to go down when someone named Scooter comes out) to give him a special birthday gift: a $100,000 Fisker Karma! The audience cheered like they were happy for Justin and shit, but I'm sorry....

 

If I was in that audience, I would've taken off my shoes and thrown them at that car. Fuck that shit. This is not how the game is supposed to go. The audience has to watch that spoiled ass, chipmunk looking multimillionaire functional fetus get a $100,000 car as a gift while their Toyota Tercel with a broken taillight and a stuck window is waiting for them in the parking lot? I don't know if the audience got anything, but I know they didn't get a car. Oprah needs to smack Ellen down for this shit. This is not in the talk show bible. Oprah would never be like, "Justin, YOU get a car AND.....everybody else you get your parking validated for 1 hour and you've been here for 2 so if you don't have cash on you there's an ATM in the lobby."

 

I don't mean to take away from the gaiety and fun nature of QoWD but I do just have to say, this is where I begin to believe about the 1%-ers.

 

Over at FreeKatie, we used to snark about how Tom Cruise's people publicize his outlandish expenditures on behalf of his daughter Suri. We would say that Tom as a dumbass Scientologist didnt' know how stupid and crass that all came across. OK, that's enough, except to say Ellen didn't get the memo either.

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http://dlisted.com/2012/03/01/lets-all- ... s-birthday

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moreorlessnu

I thought the same thing when I saw the Ellen clip. It is highly unlikely that Justin B. can't afford a car like that on his own.

I don't see why the audience should be so thrilled at seeing someone that wealthy receive such an extravagant gift.

Ellen is better than that.

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Whydoyouask

I don't like 'bee-bop' anyway. This fiasco is absurd. I DID like Ellen, currently re-thinking my stand on that right now.

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Boogalou

Wait, was it Ellen who gave him the car or was it his manager. If it was Ellen, I don't think that was a good idea, but it sounds like it was his manager, in which case I don't really care.

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Terrie

If everyone had health care, food and a roof over their head, I would be fine with him getting the most expensive car he could come up with, even though I think it's a silly waste of money. But I'm baffled by the idea that people's ability to buy things they don't need should trump other people's ability to survive. Whatever it is that makes you want things that are more expensive than your neighbors things... I'm lacking it.

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LilBit0318

I feel the same way! I'm hoping the manager was actually the one who gave Justin the car & that Ellen just gave him the platform to do it. I'm the last one to begrudge someone who's been successful & made something of themselves the chance to enjoy that success, but come on! No 18-year-old is responsible enough to handle that kind of car! Not to mention the kid's already got at least one ridiculously over-the-top car! Remember that custom "Batmobile" thing he's been pulled over in, I think on multiple occasions? Yeah. And the fact that he didn't even know how to use a sunshade or a dashboard bobblehead? Hahahahahahaha! :laughing-rollingyellow:

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MamaJunebug

Yes, apparently the manager gave the kid the car. My objections are to Ellen talking up the kid like he's srsly a selfless saint (he's not) and then, as someone here said, giving him and his manager the platform for the whole shebang.

I wonder if the audience were treated to any nibbles of the gigantic cake his mother, grandparents and manager wheeled out. Betting on "no."

Less irritably, I just wonder that this sort of mutual kissy-face has become accepted as entertainment. Each to their own.

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Boogalou
Yes, apparently the manager gave the kid the car. My objections are to Ellen talking up the kid like he's srsly a selfless saint (he's not) and then, as someone here said, giving him and his manager the platform for the whole shebang.

I wonder if the audience were treated to any nibbles of the gigantic cake his mother, grandparents and manager wheeled out. Betting on "no."

Less irritably, I just wonder that this sort of mutual kissy-face has become accepted as entertainment. Each to their own.

Ok. I think it's less bad that the manager gave him the car instead of Ellen but I don't really think it needed to be done in such a public way just to scream "LOOK AT ME!" I've noticed that a lot of celebrities get talked about like they are just oh-so wonderful and ready for beatification any day. Blergh. I do have to like Justin Bieber a little bit because he's Canadian.

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