The National Post, a newspaper in Canada, has done what the world’s intrepid reporters and viral-video assemblers have failed to: gotten the real scoop on what eight-year-olds REALLY think about Justin Bieber’s Believe. Given that a substantial portion of Justin Bieber’s fans are eight-year-olds, this is truly a necessary service for the world.
It’s also kids being precocious, which is always good fo Go to the Post’s site to read the whole thing–it’s quick–but some highlights are below.
ON “BOYFRIEND”‘S AGE-APPROPRIATENESS, AND ALSO ON POP FASHIONS: “‘I don’t want a boyfriend, I’m only eight! This sort of sounds like it’s in the world of Lady Gaga. She’s mostly naked, though.” (Side note: When I was in elementary school, one of my teachers would constantly remind the class: “There are no boyfriends and girlfriends in second grade!” Thanks to Bieber’s hit, a lot more teachers probably have to say this now.)
ON POTENTIAL BELIEVE SLOGANS: “I like him better than ice cream, because he can last forever.”
ON THE MOTIVATION AT THE CORE OF BIEBER’S ENTIRE CAREER/LIFE: “I think he wants someone to love him, I guess?”
ON PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR MUSICIANS: “I bet he’s a good cross-country runner because he always has to run away from his fans.