For those of you not in the know, The Webby Awards are sort of like the Oscars of the Internet, in that they’re both awarded to the same group of people every year and they’re essentially useless at this point. And for reasons beyond me, someone decided to give Justin Bieber an award for Best Comedy Video, despite the fact that any video of Justin Bieber where he’s not getting hurt couldn’t be any harder to watch if it were based on the novel Push by Sapphire.
Justin Bieber took the People’s Voice award for best comedy video for his April Fool’s takeover of FunnyOrDie.com as Bieber or Die. The site’s home page was remade with clips featuring Bieber in famous viral videos.
But don’t worry, they’re not all awful …
Galifianakis led the 15th annual Webby Awards on Tuesday with four awards for his Web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. He won best Web personality/host, best comedy short and best online variety show. He won the latter in both the voter-chosen “People’s Voice” category, and the proper Webby Award category.
Lisa Kudrow won two awards for her Web Therapy series. Arcade Fire’s innovative The Wilderness Downtown music video also won two awards, as did the interactive Johnny Cash Project. Both Web-based music videos were directed by Chris Milk. SOURCE
I’ll give them points for giving awards to Lisa Kudrow and Arcade Fire, but … Bieber? Really? You people are fucking enablers is what you are. You are enabling the slow erosion of Western Civilization with every award you give him. You do realize we’re going to have an entire generation of women who grew up idolizing emotionally abusive sparkling vampires and vapid corporate cyborg lesbians, right? We are sooooooo screwed.