The Beatles' Arrest History: Their Not-So-Fab Brushes With the Law
I picked the Beatles because we ALL know that their fans were spectacularly devoted and vocal. Regardless of what they did off-stage. Oh, speaking of...
Trial of Michael Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Now, this is a little more interesting because Bieber is apparently comparing himself to Jackson.
Justin Bieber Compares Himself to Michael Jackson After Arrest: Photo - Us Weekly
My point is that if we are going to limit our fandom to artists, athletes, actors and musicians who are without sin, we're not going to be listening to a whole lot of music, reading too many books, watching/following sports, or admiring visual arts. So the question is, not why Bieber's fans support him, but why wouldn't Bieber's fans support him?
Asking these fans to turn their back on him is not right. They listen to his music, they gaze at his pictures, they daydream while his songs play. You may not like it but his music is the soundtrack to their childhood/tween/teen years. It will be part of their memories. It will play in their minds when they remember a best friend, a first kiss, a broken heart, a fight with their parents. The music I listened to when I was growing up is a part of my heart. And Justin Bieber's fans will remember his music, not his arrest record - the same as Beatles' fans and Michael Jackson's fans.