For the third time this month, Justin Bieber dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which he vowed to Ellen he would do whenever he was in town. Considering he lives in L.A., he might want to consider setting up a cubicle in her office. Or maybe the ladies’ bathroom, where he and Ellen pranked guests who didn’t think they would be walking in on the host and singer entangled in mid-grope.
Nevertheless, Biebs’ latest visit involved making a prank call in a half-decent British accent to some poor unassuming student.
And just last week, Biebs posed with some NYPD officers after buying them dinner.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 14, 2015
Are his motives completely selfless? Of course not! But we’re OK with it. Because anything’s better than the Justin of yore. You know the one. The one who liked to egg his neighbour’s house. The one who drives recklessly and likes to drag-race in his ‘hood. The one who fights with the paparazzi and has had multiple run-ins with the law. But that Bieber is gone and in his place is someone who seems to want a fresh start. Whether he’s starting to clean up his act or merely wants us to think he’s cleaning up his act, whatever. We’re all for it.
And Justin (and we’re sure it’s all thanks to his manager, Scooter Braun) couldn’t have teamed up with a better person. Ellen is as squeaky-clean as it gets, so her show is the perfect place to show everyone he’s changing — or trying to change — for the better. Whether Justin is playing a game with a contestant or dancing with the audience during a commercial break (see, no cameras!), he actually looks like he’s having fun. Some feel that Justin is the Lindsay to Ellen’s Oprah but, please. LiLo is in a class all on her own when it comes to finding redemption.
In the past Bieber’s blamed others for anything bad that’s come his way. But it looks like he’s finally owning up to it. He’s probably sick of all the criticism (granted, he earned it all on his own) and doesn’t want to hear it anymore, and we’re sure getting booed at various awards shows doesn’t help. Justin is almost 20 but he’s still a man-boy in so many ways. He now knows that if he wants to be taken seriously, he has to change his ways. And if that means campaigning to no longer be known as Bratty, King of the Douchebags, then he’s going to keep dropping by Ellen to prove it. Here’s hoping this new and improved Justin is here to stay.
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