It is hard to tell if Justin Bieber has a problem with substance abuse, or if he is just plain  ignorant and stupid. Within the past few weeks the nineteen year old pop star has made headlines for his run-ins with the law enforcement officials.

For instance, earlier this year, on January 23, Bieber was caught street racing in Miami. Reports from a toxicology test conducted after the incident suggest that Bieber tested positive for marijuana and a prescription drug known as Xanax. Bieber was later charged for resisting arrest, driving under the influence and driving with an expired license.

 

Justin Bieber.  Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

Justin Bieber. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

Bieber’s next air-headed offense again involved marijuana abuse, but this time on his private jet. According to Richard Esposito of NBC News, “Justin Bieber and his father were ‘extremely abusive’ to a flight attendant as their private jet flew from Canada to New Jersey, forcing her to take refuge in the cockpit.” Apparently, the flight attendant was abused because she along with the rest of the flight crew urged Bieber and company to stop smoking marijuana. The most difficult part of the story is that Justin’s father was along for the ride, and appears to have condoned his son’s reckless behavior.

In his coverage of the “Pot” incident, Esposito also shared that conditions in the plane were bad enough to make the captain and crew take precautionary measures, “According to multiple law enforcement sources, the leased, luxurious Gulfstream IV on which the 19-year-old Canadian pop star, his father and an entourage of 10 friends traveled was so full of marijuana smoke that the pilots were forced to wear oxygen masks.”

Photo: CW Griffin/Reuters

Justin Bieber. Photo: CW Griffin/Reuters

It used to be that many people disliked the teenager without reason. Well, one can’t help but wonder now whether Bieber’s recent disputes with the law will give his “haters” more ammunition to bash and ridicule him.  Hopefully someone out there will get through to him before he makes more mistakes that could be costly to rectify.

 

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