Canadian pop-star Justin Bieber stated that being famous has made him feel isolated and that he empathizes with the late-singer, Amy Winehouse. In a recent interview with the British music magazine, NME, Bieber said:
“People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don;t know the other side. This life can rip you apart. I get depressed all the time. And I feel isolated. You’re in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can’t go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. I would not wish this upon anyone.”
If we’re being totally honest, I’m sympathize with Justin Bieber right now. It is time that we begin to respect the personal space and privacy of celebrities.
He continued in the interview, stating that he understood the forces that helped drive Winehouse to death by alcohol poisoning back in 2011 at age 27. He recalls how he had tears in his eyes whilst watching Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary released in 2015, on the plane. Bieber said he related to Winehouse in her lowest moments, saying that “people thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that’s what they were trying to do to me.”
In the same interview, Bieber commented on his recent “bad boy” behavior. He told NME that he was “rebelling against everybody and everything [was] being a normal 19-year-old.”
Have you looked at a college campus recently? Bieber isn’t wrong. Being in the public eye constantly doesn’t mean he should be viewed any differently. At the end of the day, Bieber is human like the rest of us.