Bon Jovi calls Justin Bieber an a-hole

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 23, 2013 | 18 Comments

In an interview with London Evening StandardJon Bon Jovi lambasted Justin Bieber for being hours late for a concert at the O2 Arena in March. He said, “Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new.” He continued, “They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives – or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives.” Bon Jovi went on, “Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool – you’re an a-hole. Go to f-ing work!” Bon Jovi has been around for decades and has had great success along the way, so it would probably be a good idea for Justin to take his words to heart. The 19-year-old pop star was scheduled to go on stage at the O2 Arena in London at 8:30 p.m. but showed up at 10:20 p.m., leaving the crowd waiting for almost two hours. This is not the only time the star was hours late for a performance, similar incidents occurred in Dubai and Miami. Success can be fleeting if it is not managed well, so let’s hope Justin listens to Bon Jovi and doesn’t disappoint any more of his fans. ~Stacy Raivich

Comments & Discussion

  1. Janice • May 23, 2013 @ 10:50 AM

    Maybe the kid will listen to someone who knows what he’s talking about.

  2. Gerry • May 23, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

    Justin is a Canadian and we are generally respectful to others. He probably doesn’t have a great deal of control over his schedule, but his handlers should take note of and be advised that his fans can be fleeting . Take control little boy and be warned that you are a passing fancy.

  3. stevie • May 23, 2013 @ 12:47 PM

    Don’t speak for us all gerry, not all canadians are generally respectful.

  4. JB • May 23, 2013 @ 12:50 PM

    Go for Jon, for calling a spade a spade, and not a stupid shovel. And I am “Canadian”.

  5. Wendy • May 23, 2013 @ 1:14 PM

    I wish someone would “mentor” these young stars so they don’t let the fame and stress of all the attention derail them so soon and so young….it’s a shame that this lovely young man is having his talent blackwashed by his reactionary behaviour….Someone step in and help him rather than put him down.

  6. Rick • May 23, 2013 @ 1:25 PM

    why hasn’t he criticized Rianna,she is worse than Bieber,maybe hes afraid of being called racist cause he is a white guy

  7. O'Neill • May 23, 2013 @ 1:52 PM

    Rick: leave racism out of it. That’s just ridiculous. Bieber is a punk and deserves to be chastised. Rihanna (that’s the spelling by the way) has been publicly chastised for her behaviour too.

    Bon Jovi is still popular for a reason. Bieber is on his way out….I hope.

  8. Rick • May 23, 2013 @ 2:03 PM

    Not by Bon Jovi this is the first i have heard him criticize another singer,Hopefully Rihanna (thanks for the correction)is on the way out she stinks also

  9. Colin Fox • May 23, 2013 @ 2:08 PM

    Bieber has become a low class ho. Time to get rid of him.

  10. David • May 23, 2013 @ 3:24 PM

    Bon Jovi just became ‘cool’ again in my books.

  11. Dalyce • May 23, 2013 @ 4:03 PM

    Bieber needs to grow up and show up…otherwise his attitude will be remembered far longer than his so-so talent.

  12. Meow Meow • May 23, 2013 @ 6:43 PM

    Bieber has finally embraced his roots, born of white trash and became one himself. woohoo. Hes been watching too much trailer park boys…

  13. gbh999 • May 23, 2013 @ 9:50 PM

    The little wiener needs to go back to school, and get his grade 8 passing report card. You can see by his actions, and re-actions lately, that there is not too many smarts, in his head. In fact he is semi-illiterate at best.
    Chill out fool. You have $100 Million, in the bank. Slow down, and get some knowledge. You are nothing without it.

  14. Gus • May 23, 2013 @ 11:17 PM

    @Rick listen to @O’Neil cuz RihanASS has been lambasted enough for her ridiculous attitude and brainless actions but does it get throuigh to the twat? of course not! Nothing to do with race since her handler Jay-Z is one of the most professional in the bizness and even he has pretty much given up on her. She is a lost cause so why would a class act like Bon Jovi even give her press by mentioning her? He is talking about Beiber cuz maybe the lil snot nose will listen while he is still salvageable..Rihana on the other hand does not merit Bon Jovi’s breath…she only listen to Chris Brown type messages sad and despicable but true

  15. Garrett • May 23, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

    I dont blame beiber.. He has no “real” family or true friends for support, thus hes forced to listen and act the way the producers and record company wants him too.. Got too big too young, never was given a moral compass to follow.

  16. Dee • May 24, 2013 @ 3:01 AM

    People need to stop supporting these spoiled stars. Why should I waste my savings on these celebrities that don’t give a damn about their fans. All you’re contributing to them is their extravagant lifestyle. They don’t appreciated you at all for supporting and making them famous. If they did there ticket prices wouldn’t be so damn expensive.

  17. Annabel • May 24, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

    Bravo Jon Bon Jovi. Someone needs to tell him like that. He will br soon forgotten like a piece of old newspaper.

  18. Checkit • May 24, 2013 @ 2:50 PM

    ‘handlers’ or not, Bieber is old enough and toured enough to not be late for 3 shows now. Time to grow up. You can drink and vote in Canada, you can now act like a respectful adult Canadian and resepct your fans. Listen to Bon Jovi who is a wise old man.

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