As it turns out, Justin Bieber has it all wrong.
The singer recently opened up on Instagram about his struggle with mental health and how anxiety is destroying his life.
This is mistaken, however.
The artist is destroying his own life by saying really dumb and really insensitive things.
Late on Friday, Bieber shared a tribute to Chris Brown, one that didn't merely paint a rosy picture of the polarizing star...
... but one that put Brown in the musical class of two all-time greats.
In this Instagram post, Bieber published an image that featured the phrase "The Legendary Equation" at the top and included photos of Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Brown.
"MJ plus 2 Pac equals CB," the snapshot reads.
This alone would have been controversial enough on its own.
Michael Jackson is considered the King of Pop. Tupac is considered the greatest rapper of all-time.
Is Brown really at their level?
However, Bieber stepped into scalding hot water that extended far beyond one's music taste when he went on to explain his reasoning here.
"everyone wants to wait til people die To give them the credit they deserve. I’m calling it now when CB passes away after a long full life, you will miss what you had in front of you the whole time," Bieber wrote as a caption to this picture, adding:
trust me watch you will see.
the people who have over looked this mans talent because of a mistake he made.. you need to reevaluate! Love you @chrisbrownofficial.
You caught that, didn't you?
Bieber brushed off Brown's infamous assault of Rihanna as a mere "mistake."
Brown, of course, beat his then-girlfriend bloody back in 2009.
He slammed his fists into the singer's face multiple times, eventually agreeing to a plea agreement that resulted in five years of probation and six months of community service and nothing more.
In the many years since, Brown has been accused on other occasions of beating women and of flipping out in an extreme manner -- sometimes with a gun.
In other words:
The Rihanna incident would have been enough of a reason to cancel Chris Brown forever, but he has shown in numerous other instances that it was far from a one-time mistake.
The guy is a violent, entitled, dangerous thug.
But Justin Bieber loves him!
He has gushed about Brown often in the past, setting a truly terrible example for all of his young fans.
And many social media users called him out this week for doing so.
"Domestic abuse aint a mistake, especially when its done repeatedly. Im sick to my stomach, definitely unfollowing you, mad disappointed," one person remarked.
Another referenced wife Hailey Baldwin and added:
"What if Rihanna was Hailey (sic)? Would you say the same?"
"it wasn't a mistake. it was a crime," another individual wrote.
Brown, as you might expected, reacted differently to Bieber's kind words.
“I love you man! Thank you for believing in me. Your star shines so bright and your heart is unmatched!” he wrote on Bieber’s post, concluding:
"You are a king but more importantly you were here to inspire and create endless possibilities bro! I’m with ya till the wheels fall off and when they do .. we gone get some new wheels."
God, let's hope not.
Let's pray the wheels fall off soon and everyone involved in making wheels out there just ups and quits their jobs.
Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff work together and live approximately 100 yards away from each other.
They see each other almost everyday and are constantly asked about one another.
And yet... Amy and Matt are not merely divorced, but they are in very serious relationships with other people and yet still manage to remain amicable and supportive of each other.
This prompts an obvious question, right?
How do they make this arrangement successful?
“We want to remain respectful,” Amy told Access in a recent interview, explaining how they may no longer be husband and wife... but they will always be the parents of four children.
“For the sake of our kids. … We did have a long life together … it didn’t work out, we’ve moved on, but for the sake of the kids, you know," she added.
Most of Little People, Big World this season has been centered on a feud between Amy and Matt.
The latter seemingly wants to sell the family farm, while the former is far more hesitant.
Matt went as far as to say Amy was holding his life hostage on a recent episode, but this obstacle doesn't appear to have affected the former couple's long-term relationship.
“We can drive each other crazy, but then we respect each other as well,” Matt told Us Weekly a few days ago, echoing his ex-wife's sentiment.
He even said the pair often hang out together... with their respective girlfriend (Caryn Chandler) and boyfriend (Chris Marek).
“We ran an event just the other day - I was there with Caryn and [she was] there with Chris, and Amy and I and Chris and Caryn all had conversation. There was no tension in the room; it was all very easy.”
But also unusual.
Amy explained to this same tabloid that the quartet are likely not “going to be best friends,” yet they “can be in the same room” together.
Matt, for his part, said he would love to double date with Amy and her boyfriend, but “it hasn’t gotten anywhere” yet.
He has, however, put trolls in their place any time they criticize Amy online. He still has her back.
The TLC costars — who share twins Jeremy and Zach Roloff, 28, son Jacob Roloff, 22, and daughter Molly Roloff, 25 — got married in 1987 and announced their split in June of 2015
“After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce,” they said in a statement at the time, concluding:
“We are proud of what we have accomplished together.”
The duo now reside in separate houses on the same Oregon farm, which they still run as a team.
Although it's unclear for how much longer this will be the case.
Check out snippets from their recent interview here!
Austin Jones, a long-time YouTube star who preyed upon his enormous teenage following by coercing young girls to send him sexually explicit videos, was sentenced in a Chicago federal court yesterday to 10 years in prison.
The 26-year old was arrested in 2017 two counts of production of child pornography.
He later confessed to enticing six underage girls to send him X-Rated videos of themselves, according to a plea agreement made available to the public last February.
The girls were as young as 14 years old.
Jones amassed his large following mostly by singing a cappella covers of famous songs.
Prosecutors pushed for an 11-year prison sentence on Friday, although he faced a maximum of 20 years.
The lawyers who argued in court against the star said Jones "preyed on their youth, their vulnerabilities and most glaringly, their adoration of him," per the Associated Press.
A defense filing contended Jones' life was "marred with abuse, pain, loss and death," asserting he suffered sexual abuse as a child and trying to use that incident as a defense for his actions.
Alas, this argument did not hold much weight with the judge.
"Production and receipt of child pornography are extraordinarily serious offenses that threaten the safety of our children and communities," Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Neff Welsh said in the government's sentencing memorandum, adding:
"Jones' actions took something from his victims and their families that they will never be able to get back."
According to the Department of Justice, Jones would tell young girls to submit nude videos of themselves as a way to "prove" their fandom.
He also promised these young girls modeling opportunities and a chance to grow their own social media following.
In June of 2015, before he was even arrester, Jones shared a 16-minute YouTube video in which he looked directly into the camera and admitted that he used to ask fans to send him twerking videos.
But that's where he drew the line, Jones said.
"Nothing ever went further than twerking videos," he said back then. "There were never any nudes, never any physical contact."
Jones had more than than 534,000 YouTube subscribers and over 41 million total video views at the time of his arrest.
In one exchange documented by the government, Jones acknowledged he shouldn't be talking to a 14-year-old due to her age.
He repeatedly told her, though, that she was "so lucky" she had his attention, continuing:
"If you're lucky, maybe I'd let you suck my dick."
When the teenager said she didn't want either of them to get in trouble over the footage she was recording, he replied:
"I guess you really aren't my biggest fan .....ok then."
In addition to giving the girls suggestions for poses and underwear choices, Jones often gave them "lines" to recite to him.
"At the beginning, get super close and say these lines: hey Austin, it's (name) and this butt is (age) years old and then make it clap for 30 seconds. Got it?"
It doesn't get too much more disgusting than everything chronicled here.
If you've been keeping up with all the news about Jenelle Evans and David Eason this week ...
Well, we don't really have to say "if," do we?
There really hasn't been a way to avoid it.
But just to be absolutely certain we're all on the same page, today we're going to be talking about the fact that David killed Jenelle's dog on Monday, and everything that's happened since.
And how it really, really looks like she's already made the choice to take divorce off the table.