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Justin Bieber, Who Is Not Black, Nominated For BET Award

Justin Bieber, Who Is Not Black, Nominated For BET Award

There is a mega-huge controversy* a-brewing on the net about Justin Bieber being nominated for Best New Artist at the BET Awards. That's "controversial" because Justin Bieber is Canadian (!), and not black (just look at that photo. Dude is so white bread, he probably shits crutons). Apparently some people feel like Justin Bieber should maybe not be nominated for awards that have traditionally gone to emerging black artists who usually don't suck. That's okay I guess. My problem is is that this is like Google Trend-ing for awards shows. The organizers of the show knew that the Bieber announcement would get blog posts just like this one (I'm part of this machine now), and maybe people would actually give two shits about the damn BET awards. Consider this a win, people behind the Mo'Nique show. You've won, yet again.   

 

*- An by mega-huge, I mean not as huge as the fact that there are actually important things happening today. Like war. 

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Justin Bieber

croutons line wins.

h0gy

he's pretty white.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

you are berry cute and mu best friends are your fan #1

yanna

Actually, I see the logic of this nomination.

Bieber is a creation of Usher, so in that sense, he's an artist whose repertoire and image was shaped by an African-American artist. This speaks to the fact that African-Americans now have the kind of clout in the business that whites have long had. Usher played Don Kirshner (the Monkees Svengali), so to speak, so the Bieber nomination is really a nod to Usher's power in the biz. Just my opinion.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/tsclafan/moi image.jpg tonys

This post is hilarious.

And, to the comment above, does that mean Britney Spears can be nominated because of the work Timbaland and the Neptunes did on her albums, basically shaping them? How much black influence does a white artist need to be nominated on the BET awards? Going off of that, how much white influence does a black artist need to be disqualified from the BET awards? It doesn't make any sense any way you slice it.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/rmarshall/episode_4_han_solo_and_chewbacca_1jpg.jpg rmarshall

Who be dis honkey? He best not be getin dat BET award yo. Wad up wit dis sheeat?

tyrone

who is this freak, i love the way he's all cool in that pic, he needs to be bent over. and to be thought a lesson. no really.

zorax

Yeah, Tonys, the Usher thing would make sense only if Usher actually ran the label Bieber was signed to. It's more like Usher passed Bieber on to someone else at Universal or wherever (who is most likely white, let's be honest).

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

i have no prob with justin wining a BET award he have a sexy voice and hot like most artist on BET. Its not because Usher gave him contract. He getting the award cuz he deserves it. now stop making a big deal of this!!! Dam

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