Justin Bieber 's gotten a lot of bad press lately, but one fellow Canadian artist is coming out in support of the 19-year-old superstar: Michael Buble .
Michael tells the British paper The Daily Star that people shouldn't be so upset about Justin's missteps, which include running around half-naked, showing up to concerts late, allegedly smoking pot, allegedly getting into a fight with a neighbor and making what some feel are insensitive comments about Holocaust victim Anne Frank . As Michael points out, how many of us could have handled the level of fame Justin has without making similar mistakes?
Says Michael, "I’m glad I didn’t achieve fame until I was almost 30...if it had happened when I was 17 I would have been a pr*ck.” He adds, "I think, for what Justin Bieber has been through, he is remarkable. He has handled it with dignity. I am a fan of the way he handles himself."
In fact, Michael says, Justin should be rewarded for some of his naughty behavior. "They should give him a medal for smoking a joint," he says. "It made him human –- he’s just a kid."
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