Syria? What's that? The only news anyone wants to talk about right now is Justin Bieber's DUI arrest — celebrities included.
The reaction of the stars fell into two camps: On one side, complete mockery, and on the other, sympathy for what is obviously a bad situation quickly spinning out of control.
First, the detractors:
The only crazy part of Justin Bieber arrest is that he was "popping anti-depressants all day." Anti-depressants take like 3 months to work.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 23, 2014
I wish so hard you could, like, pop Lexapro all day like a baller.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 23, 2014
All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2014
Just saw the mugshot of @justinbieber. I gotta admit, she's kinda hot without all of her usual makeup on...— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) January 23, 2014
50 in a 30. Jesus, Bieber even drag races like a pussy.— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) January 23, 2014
Leave Bieber alone. At least he wasn't texting.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber mugshot pic.twitter.com/sVAAY83zKU He must be high... He thought he was at a Teen Beat photo shoot.— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) January 23, 2014
Baby, baby, baby - ruh roh— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 23, 2014
Who amongst us hasn't drag-raced a Lambo in Miami on pills? #FreeBieber— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 23, 2014
Prison name: Justine Bieber— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 23, 2014
Prison Game: Just in Bieber— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 23, 2014
I so regret that I got sober before I had a chance to party with Rob Ford & Justin Bieber.— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) January 23, 2014
Today, we are all Justin Bieber's rented Lamborghini.— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 23, 2014
Doesn't Hollywood have any original ideas? I've seen this Bieber movie so many times.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) January 23, 2014
But others were a little more sympathetic to his cause.
It's a super ugly thing to root for someone's failure, no matter how douchey the douche. You just become a different category of douche.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 23, 2014
That was not in defense of douches. It's more a selfish statement, let them be idiots but don't you look gross in the process.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 23, 2014
anyhow as crazy as i am, I don't love laughing at downward spirals. you can love it though.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 23, 2014
They finally caught HIM! Glad no one was hurt, no kids in the street. Everyone grows up at some point. Hopefully he learns from it.— Keyshawn Johnson (@Thromedamnball) January 23, 2014
The scary part is grown adults who are w/ him aren't protecting him from himself! All looking for a quick buck. Learning experience for all— Keyshawn Johnson (@Thromedamnball) January 23, 2014
Someone just told me that Justin Bieber got arrested in Miami last night dragracing drunk. Hard lesson to learn.— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) January 23, 2014
Okay back to the art, LOL. I don't want to get On a Bieber tangent. I wish him the best. But drinking and driving is not good.— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) January 23, 2014
It's hard to hear all this news about @JustinBieber. I hope he makes his way to adulthood without him or anyone else getting hurt.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 23, 2014
Mackenzie Phillips, a recovering addict and former child star herself, told People, "The more people that laugh and giggle and make fun of a wasted celebrity who's in handcuffs, the fewer people are going to go out and find recovery for themselves because that's where they get their nods for behavior, what people are going to make fun of.
"The more we as a society make fun of people who are having severe difficulties and are abusing substances and alcohol, it trivializes a life-and-death battle that [some] people are going through.
"People say it's a Hollywood problem, but you know these are people's children, too," says Phillips. "And the prescription-drug epidemic problem is out of control. We just hear about it more when it's a Justin Bieber or a Lindsay Lohan… and I try to have some compassion."
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