Justin Bieber reportedly wants to rent a home in Beverly Hills, and no one will let him. Homeowners in the elite Los Angeles neighborhood were brave enough to stand up like dads who understand the value of setting boundaries and tell the tater tot, “Not in my house, Bieber. Not in my house.” The real-estate executive who took this tale of valor to Page Six would not go on the record, though. So how serious can it really be?
Pretty serious! Owners of all the available homes in the area have “clubbed together,” and barred him from renting, the anonymous source said. “You would think that they would want the cache of having him at their homes—and Justin is offering $100,000 a month for places that aren’t anywhere near worth that,” he or she or Stephen King’s It said. “But he and his entourage have a reputation of trashing his rental homes and then being difficult where it comes to paying for the repairs.”
So, yes. These neighbors who are reportedly against a Bieber residency aren’t without their reasons. There’s precedence here. The Canadian songbird has previously egged a house in his day. He has a D.U.I. under his belt and he’s drag-raced with the best of them. He’s been charged with resisting arrest. He has a reputation! We all know that. We can appreciate it. But he also seems like a changed man. He hasn’t been arrested in so long. He went on a whole international tour where he repeated the word “Sorry” like 2,500 times in song. He took his new girlfriend to church! He really seems like he’s in a good place, and could potentially keep a house intact.
Still, like China and Argentina before it, Beverly Hills is not letting him in, allegedly. Imagine: a lone Bieber cursed to wander the halls of some five-star hotel nearby, looking only for a $100,000-a-month rental on which to lay his head? Is this how we, America, treat our guests? Are we, Americans, so over the concept of forgiveness that we can not recognize a changed man when he’s in our presence? Oh, that’s a silly question. Yes on both accounts. Yes and also yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. This is America, and this is Bieber’s fate.