THE BEEB: Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber deserves the same respect we teach our children to treat others with.
THE BEEB: Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber deserves the same respect we teach our children to treat others with. Instagram / justinbieber

Why Justin Bieber hate goes too far

IN CASE you missed it, Justin Bieber has been in Noosa.

Love him or hate him, his presence on the Coast certainly caused a stir.

Eighteen hours after the Daily announced his visit on its Facebook page, 953 people had shared their respective delight, sarcasm and displeasure.

And it seems we have forgotten one of the most basic rules taught to us as children by our parents: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Sure, the Beeb has placed himself in the spotlight, but does that make him fair game for the bullies of the online world?

No.

You might not like his voice, or his style of music, his haircut or the way he conducts himself, but expressing those views in a nasty way, attacking him using vile and derogatory remarks, is not okay.

How did you feel about Justin Bieber on his visit to the Coast?

This poll ended on 29 March 2017.

Current Results

I'm a fan.

31%

I may not like him, but I have friends or family that do.

14%

I'm most definitely not a fan.

54%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Comments like this are not okay: "On behalf of the Sunshine Coast, piss off you little egotistical man-child", "Go home little girl...you're a disgrace. Can't see why anyone likes you the way you talk to your fans", "Isn't the surf really big at the moment? Perhaps more chance of him drowning!!!"

Why? Believe it or not, Justin Bieber is a human being too.

He has feelings like you and I.

He might even have read every appalling word.

Just because he's famous, doesn't make it alright to spew disgusting hate about him on Facebook.

Sure, you're free to say if you don't like the way he talks to his fans, but leave the name calling out of it.



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