Rosie O'Donnell Calls Justin Bieber 'The Real Deal'; Doesn't Want To Hear His Position On Abortion
Justin Bieber has a lot of fans. Now he can add Rosie O'Donnell to the list. Rosie came to Justin's defense over the current controversy surrounding Justin's recent comments on the topic of abortion in Rolling Stone magazine... kind of.
"I really don't believe in abortion," Justin says in the interview. "It's like killing a baby?" And when asked about abortion when the pregnancy is the result of rape, Bieber said: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. The magazine has since amended his statement to include the sentence, ' I don't know how that would be a reason." Um, kind of a big deal to leave that sentence out. But Rosie's point was that Justin shouldn't have had to answer those questions in the first place.
"Why an interviewer would do that, it's like setting him up for a controversy," she said Thursday morning on her Sirius radio show. "He's not equipped at sixteen to come up with some sort of cognizant philosophy on such elaborately complex issues."
She kind of has a point.
But the interviewer, Vanessa Grigoriadis, later tweeted this explanation for her controversial line of questioning: "A 16 year old kid, to be 17 in a couple weeks, who has control over a large population should be asked all questions."
She kind of has a point too.
With the millions of Beliebers only a few years away from voting age, Justin actually has the potential to influence politics similar to the way many felt Oprah Winfrey helped President Obama win the White House in 2008. Justin, President Obama and Oprah all have over 5 million Twitter followers. In fact, Justin has over 2 million more followers than @oprah. And he has over 600K more followers than @BarackObama.
True, the average teen pop star shouldn't have to weigh in on topics of that magnitude when he's being interviewed by a music magazine, but Justin Bieber is no average pop star. While Rosie still believes Justin shouldn't have been put on the spot (interestingly, however, she does think 'Teen Mom' is an important show for teens to watch), she still a Belieber.
"I enjoy Justin Bieber I have to say I really feel that he's very talented, she continued. "We saw 'Never Say Never' -- my kids and I went to see that movie -- it was really good. I'm very interested in his manager, Scooter, the guy who found him on YouTube, that's the guy I really want to talk to. The Biebs, he's really cute and it seemed predestined that he do this from watching him when he was little. I wish there was more emphasis on when he was a child in the documentary than what they showed. But I think he's very good and he's gonna end up being in show business for a long time...[he's] the real deal. His talent is fairly immense. I just don't think he needs to be answering those types of questions."
Justin also had some interesting things to say about sex before love, check it out here.