If anyone knows a thing or two about the underbelly of teen pop stardom, it’s Joe Jonas. Remember that time he basically told the world that being a squeaky clean purveyor of G-rated songs means you’re going to spend most of your time in a miasma of booze, weed and casual sex? Yeah, that was fun. Anyway, now Joe is talking about Justin Bieber, and how it’s really only a matter of time before that one goes belly up. Us Weekly reports …
Jonas, 24, appears in the April issue of Scene magazine, telling the publication about his early rise to fame, “I’ve had an easier route than most. The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope.”
“[Bieber] is having a very tough time finding balance,” he continued. “I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal — that’s going to sum it up pretty quick. There’s an equation for some sort of explosion.”
Which brings me to my point at large: Don’t let your kids be famous. Don’t. Just don’t do it. When they’re older, and they’ve had the opportunity to have a childhood and develop adult social skills for the real world, by all means let ’em go down to Hollywood and roll the dice. But the honest to God truth is that for every well-adjusted child star who adapted to the world around them and maintains healthy relationships with their family, there are about 99 others who regularly stab voodoo dolls of their parents and chase down photographers in their car.