Justin Bieber was overshadowed when it came to taking home MTV Video Music Awards Thursday night as Simon Cowell’s boy band creation swept him under the carpet for “Best Pop Music Video.” Justin, who is usually the shining star when it comes to music and awards, was the guy on the back burner last night as these five British lads, “One Direction,” took center stage. Justin Bieber’s fans immediately started a Twitter war, according to MSTARZ.
At last year’s VMA Justin Bieber “thanked God” for his good fortune at the awards show after taking the stage with his pet snake “Johnson” and picking up a “Best Male Video” Moonman, according to the archives at MTV. He was in the spotlight and he gave his fans a show of PDA with Selena Gomez. This year Bieber was just “shut out” and he was far from his usual place as star of the show. For the first time ever Justin went home empty handed.
Is this a sign of things to come for Justin Bieber? Some suggest his change in music and unfortunately the change in his attitude lately are responsible for pushing him a few steps down the ladder he climbed up at an unprecedented rate of speed to fame. He’s not the same sweet kid that self-induced his start-up fame online with a homemade video. That innocence and appreciation he held for all the good fortune to come his way has slowly faded. Others disagree and say that Bieber is still as strong as ever in the music world.
The Inquistr suggests that Bieber didn’t have a chance up against five good looking boys from the U.K. as the girls are crazy about them. While there’s no taking away from the fame that Bieber’s still holding onto today, teen sensations come along all the time and that’s what the group “One Direction” has to offer, not one, but five teen sensations! “One Direction” won their award over Bieber by 1.5 million votes, that’s a landslide!
According to Zimbio, Justin was up for three awards, but he didn’t win even one. While some call this fair, others are calling this a conspiracy and his fans are furious as seen on Twitter. “One Direction” fans and Justin Bieber fans are still going at it Friday morning on Twitter.
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Is this a sign of the changing times? Is Justin Bieber’s long run slowly winding down? Simon Cowell’s creation really bowled over Bieber in popularity last night and up until this point it looked as if no one could put Justin in second place. While Justin has plenty of fans that will do their best to make sure he stays on top, not many celebrities hold on to that spot forever.
Reference: MTV, MSTARZ, Zimbio