“As soon as we opened Ian Svenonius’s entry to our Sassiest Boy in America Contest, we just knew, the way you know it’s time to change your tampon.”
I was feeling depressed about Justin Bieber fanaticism and the teen girl dissing and girl-on-girl crime that will ensue, so I turned to Sassy.
Has fangirling really changed so much over the years? In my (and Angela Chase’s) humble opinion, teenage girls have always had the tendency to fall majorly butt-crazy in love with people they don’t know. Be it New Kids, Jordan Catalano, the Spice Girls, Josh, Kurt Cobain, the Sassiest Boy in America, or Ted from “Hey Dude.” We love/loved fast and hard. Sorry, it’s just the way we roll and still the way I roll today. Don’t be jealz of our devotion.
Now I guess a large portion of that devotion has been poured onto Justin Bieber. This is distressing, but also a natural progression. Do I think Bieber is worth the blood, Teen Spirit scented perspiration and tears of thousands upon thousands of teen girls who would be better off focusing their energy on perfecting their rock scream? No. Do I think Beiber is worth a box of Playtex Gentle Glide tampons? Fuck no. But I suppose someone has to cheer for the shitty bands to maintain balance in the universe.
Allow me to step on my Ms. Norbury soap box for a moment: What’s bothersome is the cruel comments lodged back and forth among girls over this boy, and how quick so many are to write it off as teen girls being “crazy bitches.” I think what we’re seeing in videos like this is internalized oppression, and it’s much easier to blame this behavior on Facebook/Twitter/teen girls being vapid airheads than to examine the real problem of systematic patriarchy.
Plus, you know, J. Beibz is no Sassiest Boy in America.