Something's Rotten in the House of Drew: Justin Bieber's Starting a Cult

Bieber's new fashion line screams of ripped off Yeezy, POW uniforms, and the lost innocence of 2010's "Baby" fans.

Justin Bieber is finally embracing his full potential.

On Tuesday, the singer's much-awaited clothing line, Drew House, debuted online. The apparel exacerbates the same slouchy, oversized look as Kanye's Yeezy line, but its mental asylum color scheme suggests that Bieber is evolving his cult following into an actual cult. Officially trademarked as the House of Drew, the brand is swathed in beige, corduroy, and Bieber's signature deranged smiley face logo bearing his middle name. The 24-year-old has created a fashion line that screams of ripped off Yeezy, POW uniforms, and the lost innocence of 2010's "Baby" fans.

But Drew House's inflated price points confirm that mega-success in the music industry qualifies anyone to market their bad taste as high fashion. Starting at $48 for a T-shirt and sliding up to $148 for plain corduroy pants, the brand's website captures its commitment to the comedy bit called fashion. Its About Us section reads, "Drew House is a place where you can be yourself. Blah blah blah blahsdbksjdfhl. Wear like you don't care. Come chill. K. Bye."

Some fans felt duped after looking forward to the full line's release since last month's preview, which featured a simple pair of slippers donning the branded emoji, that cost only $4.99. The company's marketing campaign seems hellbent on swaddling gangs of dead-eyed, unsmiling Beliebers (who have yet to find their purpose like the movement promised in 2010) in colors of prison-beige and one possessed doodle.

But aside from all that, the most irksome aspect of Bieber's clothing line is the lack of originality. Anyone who's ever shuffled into Walmart at 1 AM, sockless and in sleepwear, has borne a striking resemblance to one of Bieber's models. Come to think of it, so does Walmart's mascot:

So does the symbol of a fictional murderer in Alan Moore's Watchmen:

So does the symbol of real-life murderers from The Smiley Face Killers:

It's confirmed. Something's rotten in the House of Drew.

Meg Hanson is a Brooklyn-based writer, teacher and jaywalker. Find Meg at her website and on Twitter @megsoyung.

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Justin Bieber appears to hate on his fans more and more with each passing day.

He seems to have lost sight of the fact that the blind devotion of the Beliebers has got him to where he is today. He's lives his life in a bubble of fawning yes-men, and whilst he has long believed he shits roses, his self-love swagger has tipped him over the edge and he is now drowning in a sea of sycophants. He is on a misssion to alienate the very fan-base that gave him his career—and he's doing a great job.

He started off by cancelling the meet and greets of the screaming girls willing to part with extortionate amounts of money to stand next to him and have him toss a little "wassup" in their direction. As all devoted fangirls do, they lived in hope that he would notice them and recognize that they were "the one" for him. They would mount the Bieber unicorn and fly off into a happy ever after.

Well all that was too much for Justin. He didn't want that physical contact and there are zillion babes willing to keep him warm in between Kardashian hookups, so he decided he didn't need to talk to the real people any longer and cancelled the meet and greets.


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Yet still they hounded poor Justin. His fans just didn't get it, so he decided to take it a step further and ban any selfies with him at all. It's just too tiresome to look interested in the little people. Justin is happy to sing for them occasionally, treat them to pictures of his fabulous life on his Instagram and have their money pay for his $10k a night rental—but interacting with his fans is O.V.E.R. Take note Beliebers.

Justin has just got on with leading his awesome life, and doing what all good fame-whores do—document everything on Instagram and then bitch and moan when things don't go his way.

Hot on the heels from flashing his dick to the world ( but mainly to Orlando Bloom) whilst on vacay with Sahara Ray, he has swiftly transferred the Bieber love to 17 year old Sofia Richie.

They've been inseparable, spending five days straight together and she has been photographed leaving his house very early in the morning (despite them just being "friends", kinda the same way Kylie and Tyga were just "friends" before she turned 18). Now young Sofia, who is Nicole Richie's younger sister, has joined him in Japan on his Purpose world tour.

On Sunday morning, Biebs shared several photos of himself in a car with Sofia and captioned the one with her holding her gun fingers to his head;

"I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand. if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people."

Dear oh dear Justin! Talk about throwing your toys out of the pram.

When you are a teen idol you've gotta expect the cray cray fans—it goes with the territory. Beliebers may be obsessed and upset by his latest hookup, but hey, they're no Directioners, so he could have ridden it out.

Naturally there has been a backlash among his fans with #RIPBeliebers trending on Twitter. Some of them are in tears of disbelief and have even <gasp>, unfollowed him.

Now there has been a timely interjection from Selena Gomez. In a swiftly deleted post (which is super annoying—ffs, if they write it they should own it and leave it up) she wrote;

"If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol-it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you. They were there for you before anyone."

Yay! Well done Selena!

I mean seriously—it beggars belief that some of these celebrities, whining about their life not being their own and the intrusion of the public don't realize that they are the ones inviting the intrusion by sharing every aspect of their life! It's not rocket science, but they just don't seem to get it.

It's like Selena said, if you don't want people to comment on your girlfriend—here's an idea Justin, DON'T POST PICTURES OF HER!

The Biebs wasn't happy with Selena's comment and a few minutes later he couldn't resist biting back, implying that she used him for fame;

"It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love.

I'm not one for receiving hate. Hope u call can be kind to my friends and eachother. And yes I love my beliebers."

Selena wasn't having any of it and hit straight back;

"Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love.


I guess we know why they split up now!

A new hashtag was trending #SelenaEndedJustinParty.

We can only live in hope.

Justin Bieber yummy sexy shirtless photos are perfect ManCrush Monday material

It's that time of the week again—and what better way to celebrate ManCrush Monday than with the Biebs?

Popdust has scoured the interweb for all the best, hot, yummy photos that prove Justin Bieber is just too sexy for his shirt.

The 22-year-old has no issue with freeing the nipple—and we're not mad at him.

Whether it's social media, Calvin Klein modeling, performing on stage, working out at the gym, getting buck nekkid on vacation—Justin loves to flash those rock hard abs.

He has a tough time of it in the media, and people just love to hate on Bieber.

Justin is always being called a punk ass, and getting criticized for his behavior.

But, say what you want about him, he's always been devoted to his fans, and he does a ton of good things when out of the media glare.

In fact, there's a seemingly never-ending list of causes and charities Justin supports:

Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, Animals, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Bullying, Cancer, Children, Civil Rights, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Education, Family/Parent Support, Grief Support, Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Hunger, LGBT Support, Literacy, Miscellaneous, Philanthropy, Physical Challenges, Poverty, Sports

On Valentine's Day, back in 2011, Bieber surprised a 6-year-old fan with brain cancer—treating her to the best day of her tragically short life.

He flew Avalanna Routh and her family from Boston to New York, where he spent the afternoon playing board games and eating cupcakes with her.

He even "married" the little girl in a fun, play wedding ceremony, and let her style his famous thick locks.

When she died a few months later, the Biebs tweeted out his condolences to Avalanna's family, and drew attention to a charity that is working hard to find a cure for ATRT, the cancer she succumbed to:

Just got the worst news ever. One of the greatest spirits I have ever known is gone. Please pray for her family and for her. Please show respect to her and her family. say a prayer for her and for them. i miss her.
My angel, RIP Avalanna. I love you.

You've got to give him props for that alone—and forgive him some egg throwing, weed smoking, drinking, grafittying, and such like.

Plus, c'mon now, the Biebs is only 22!

We don't know about you, but we're grateful to hell we weren't under constant public scrutiny for the things we did at that age.

And, we didn't have an estimated fortune of $200 million to fund our fuck ups with!

Growing up in the limelight is tough for everyone—Hello, Lindsay Lohan? Amanda Bynes?

Hell, growing up NOT in the limelight is tough for everyone.

Sure, he's made a number of embarrassing, stupid mistakes—and, been accused of embarrassing stupid mistakes he didn't even make.

But show us any 22-year-old, with $200 million in the bank, and the freedom to run wild, with no parental control or guidance, and pretty much no-one around them to reign them in and give them a reality check.

Oh not to mention a bunch of high profile rappers as “close friends"…

We think he's doing pretty damn well, all things considered.

Yep, we're #TeamBiebs….and we're proud of it... deal with it haters.

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Justin Bieber is inundated with adoring Beliebers just hanging off his every word and dying to touch his flesh—and they're willing to pay for the privilege.

So in order to rock the worlds of his 100 zillion fans, Biebs offers meet-and-greet packages. The cost of a 1-on-1 meet and greet ranges from between $900 to $2,000. Group meetings go for less.


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But the availability of Justin’s packages have been biting him in the ass lately, and at his concert Monday night, an obsessed and possibly even dangerous fan got within 10 feet of him during a meet and greet.

A crazy got through

According to TMZ, the fan was on Justin’s securities’ "watch list". Justin had no idea he was so close to someone considered dangerous, but his security was pretty freaked out, and now some changes are coming.

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Bieber's team is overwhelmed with trying to manage the number of people who want to pay big bucks to get up close and personal with him either before or after his shows. His hair has been pulled, his clothes torn, he’s been propositioned by mother/daughter teams, and one fan even gave him the flu!

But the amazing thing is, Justin’s never even complained! The egg-chucking, Selena smooching, janitor-bucket-pisser has blossomed into quite a gracious young man.

It's over

But as for meet-and greets, they are donzo. From now on, the group meetings will consist of Justin jumping on a stage and talking to his fans. No 1-on-1 Bieb action.

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Justin will do premium 1-on-1's at his Vegas concert Friday, but anyone else who purchased special concert access will receive a refund.

On social media, Justin explained that the meet and greets leave him "drained and unhappy." He added;

"I want to make people smile ... but not at my expense, and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression."

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How do artists’ fan bases get their nicknames?

Who knows where or how it began but the fans of singers and bands just love to join together and name themselves.

Justin Bieber’s loyal Beliebers were one of the first to start the fandom name trend and it quickly caught on. We’ve got the MORE than devoted Directioners (One Direction), thee KatyCats (Katy Perry), Swifties (Taylor Swift), Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters and of course the Glamberts.

Adam Lambert’s fans first named themselves during his American Idol run—and he spoke to MTV ahead of the launch of his new album The Original High about the name;

“I think the Glamberts came up with the Glamberts—that is my fan army. Actually I think it was based on the nickname that I got doing Idol. I think the media started calling me Glambert, which I thought was pretty funny and so the Glamberts became the Glamberts!”

The original Glambert also speculated about who would win an online fan war—his Glamberts or the Directioners, joking that there "would be casualties"!

We think the Glamberts should definitely stay well away from that one bearing in mind the somewhat extreme nature of the Directioners!

Take our Popdust poll and then check out the incredible Adam Lambert Fan Art!




Remember that long suffering former neighbor of Justin Bieber’s?

The one who scored an $80,000 payday last year after Biebs and the gang "aggressively" egged his fancy mansion in a super-swanky gated community located in Calabasas, California?

Well, aforementioned neighbor, Josh Schwartz, is not done making the singer pay, just yet—in fact, he’s filed a lawsuit demanding WAY MORE of the 21-year-old’s hard earned moolah—claiming the Biebs and his crew terrorized the previously peaceful neighborhood, and caused him and his wife “emotional distress.”

As much as we’re sure it would be pretty much every non Belieber’s nightmare to have Justin move in next door to your swanky multi-million-dollar digs, are we the only ones thinking “just move on dude…. get on with your life….??!!”

As Popdust previously reported, the Biebs upped sticks and took his party pad trainwreck on the move last year, shortly after the egging incident—selling the house to Khloe Kardashian.

However, it appears Schwartz remains unable to find that elusive “closure” that’s so popular in LA circles, and is still suffering the lingering after effects of living next door to the neighbor-from-hell.

Schwartz alleges in his lawsuit—obtained by TMZ— that Biebs and crew embarked on a tireless regime of loud partying, drag racing and general obnoxiousness—including the claim that Bieber once spat on him.

Then comes the alleged anti-semitism.

According to the lawsuit, on Memorial Day 2013, Schwartz and a friend beseeched Bieber to stop speeding around the residential neighborhood in his Ferrari, for fear he would injure or kill someone—prompting one of the singer’s bodyguards to bear down on Schwartz, calling him "little Jew boy," and repeatedly asking, "What are you going to do about it, Jew boy?"

Well, this being Hollywood—he's going to sue the shit out of Bieber for starters….then, who knows? A made-for-TV Lifetime movie?