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Let's face it, a nice Justin Bieber is just so... boring

By Liz Braun, Postmedia Network

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Regrets? He's had a few.

Here's what Justin Bieber wants you to know:

"I'm not who I pretended to be."

Got that? The worm has turned, people. The badly behaved, tantrum-throwing pop star whose every misdeed — all over the world — made headlines for the past two years has turned over a new leaf. Started fresh. Separated himself from his misspent past.

St. Justin is back.

Forget that guy who drives under the influence, needs to be carried up the Great Wall of China, manhandles the Argentine flag, pees in a bucket, abandons a monkey, spits on fans, smokes way too much dope or inadvertently makes racist comments! Let he who is without sin throw the first egg.

Worried about appearing 'arrogant and conceited' for the past 18 months, Bieber appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show recently to make sure everyone knows he's trying to stop being a tool and start being the good person he was raised to be. He's done things he's not proud of, he says.

People think he's totally sure of himself! Haters (gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate) think their comments don't get to him!

They're both wrong!!!

He's only human. He gets insecure, too. "Things that people say bother me and I gotta be strong enough to just keep it pushing," sez the Biebs. "That's why I just wanted to make a video to just let people know that I'm human. I love people. I love love. I'm passionate about things and I'm passionate about being better and growing."

Get out your handkerchief.

Bieber also says he expects this next chapter in his life is going to be "awesome," so he wants his fans to know he's grateful for their continuing support during his wild days.

The response? #WedontjudgeyouJustin swept the globe!

Really, people?

What's the fun in any of this?

Nobody wants the Goody Two-Shoes Bieber. The Bieber who crashes cars, snarls rush-hour traffic on his skateboard and eggs his neighbour's house to the tune of $80,000 is the Bieber who gets our attention.

It's great that the singer has had some kind of awakening, maybe even seeing himself as others see him, but does that mean the fun is over?

Why would you want to see the 'aw, shucks' Bieber when you can see the juvenile delinquent one?

(You understand that neither of these persona is the real guy, right?)

TMZ reports that all of L.A. is abuzz with how pleasant, kind and polite Bieber has been for the last few months. He's changed, everyone says.

People — the kid is from Stratford, Ont. He's probably got politeness bonded into his genes by virtue of having been born in Canada. Even shirtless, tattooed, high-hatted and down-panted, Bieber could never quite escape his Canadian past.

Never hurts to try, though, right?

There's nothing as riveting to the masses as a fall from grace, which was Bieber's story since the middle of the Believe tour. Rags to riches held everyone's attention in the beginning, then came fame overload, and now we're at the biblical self-recovery stage: There will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents etc. etc.

Okay, fine: hurrah! Bieber will turn 21 on March 1 — a changed man.

We're guessing there won't be a party.

Twitter: @LizBraunSun

liz.braun@sunmedia.ca

 

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