Watching this video might confuse you, or possibly even make you wonder if there’s any hope left for humanity (there is!). Justin Bieber has done some strange stuff in his time, but a (pointless?) publicity stunt like this has got to be taken as the sign of a potential downward spiral.
Then again, who knows? Maybe the Biebs was just trying to get in some exercise and recreation. It’s not his fault that New York City is crawling with Beliebers- which perhaps makes this whole affair even more embarrassing.
Skateboarding is one of those weird, um, sports that really stresses the mantra ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again,’ which we’ve seen Justin Drew apply to other areas of his life, such as his tumultuous relationship with Selena Gomez. Honestly, we give the blond Biebs lots of credit for getting back on that board time and time again; most people would probably call it quits after the first fall in public!
Justin is clearly undergoing a transition period right now, from a religious retreat to city rendezvous with model Hailey Baldwin. We’re proud of him though, and excited to see what he has in store for us in 2015. Which might be something substantial if there’s any truth behind this recent Instagram!
Hopefully whatever Justin was planning to surprise us with is not his skateboarding tricks.
The best part of this video has to be the patronizing but loving basic betch narration in the background, and boy are we thankful for it. The best quotes are as follows:
“So close. You got it. *giggles*”
“Oh my God he’s so close!! I love his hair. I love it.”
“Ohh my God! Oh my God. I literally almost just died. Are you okay? I almost just died.”
And then, the gallant Bieber skates away into the sunset… aka the traffic in Times Square.
Justin Bieber wasn’t afraid to show off his skateboarding ‘skills’ in New York City yesterday. Watch here!