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“Dear Justin Bieber, I’m very disappointed…” 8-year-old fan pens note to troubled star

bieber_mug_635x250_1390603474Justin Bieber’s youngest fans were shocked Thursday to see that their hero had been hauled off to jail for a drug-powered DUI.

One of these crushed Beliebers, an 8-year-old from Ohio named Serafina, cried when she found out the singer that she’s loved since she was 3 had broken the law. The second-grader at Buckeye Central Elementary School in New Washington, Ohio, even wrote Bieber an open letter that her mom, Ami, shared with Fox News.

“Dear Justin Bieber, I’m very disappointed,” she began. “It breaks my heart that you were in jail for just one night. I loved most of your songs. I dance to them a lot! So many things have changed this year. This is the biggest one yet! Why did you do it? Why did you race cars? What made you do it? Didn’t you know it was a bad thing to do?”

She continued, “You had such a great life! I’ve read your books and watched your movies. You had something special. But you gave it up for drugs. My whole life I have been warned about drugs! And now my idol has started taking them! There are many drunk people in the world and you have become one of them. That’s sad to me! I think you should be disappointed in yourself. Just take a minute to think about what you did.”

Serafina’s mom said she used the arrest news as a way to talk to her daughter about making good and bad choices. While you might think that kids Serafina’s age don’t need to know about stories like 19-year-old Bieber’s arrest, social psychologist Susan Newman would disagree.

“If your child seems to know about a star or celebrity, whatever his or her age, it is appropriate to the situation — whether positive or negative — to discuss it,” Newman, who specializes in parenting, children, and family life, tells Yahoo. “Negative behavior on the part of a celebrity is an opportunity to discuss unacceptable behavior and one more chance to assert your values.”

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  1. Yemie

     /  January 25, 2014

    Awwww! Justin looks like a gazillion dollars, even on a mugshot with a stupid smile plastered across his pathetic lil face. Psst! And to the honey wasting her time writing him an open letter, I say, he doesn’t give two rats’ a$$ ’bout what you gotta say, so why bother, really? Most celebrities are not ‘role model worthy’, look to everyday people you see regularly and can actually vouch for.

  2. If only these celebs know the impact their lives have on others….
    Once you are a public figure, your life is not yours alone. You have to live above board and be humble. Whether they like it not, they are a force whether for good or evil

  3. She’s just eight. There’s nothing to say she wouldn’t OD on crack and die on the tiled floor in a public restroom eleven years from now.
    Her mother’s an attention-seeking bitch. She’s had her one-minute of fame. Hope she concentrates on parenting from here on out.

  4. Rare G

     /  January 25, 2014

    I agree with Topazo; celebrities wield great unwitting influence on both younger and older folks. Somehow you bkom d people’s property when you attain d celebrity status. If only they knew but then good behavior is difficult when u are a 19 year old multi-millionaire. Baby girl, make your mama ur role model.

  5. Edeeth

     /  January 26, 2014

    She has read his books??? Ehmm… Mbok, someone point me to the book he wrote…


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