Jon Ronson, author of two of my all-time favourite books–Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats–has lately been writing some amazing pieces of music journalism for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Last month he profiled the Insane Clown Posse, following their revelation that Juggalo was code for Jesus! This weekend he turns his Welsh gaze to Canada’s own Justin Bieber, the young man who is the subject of 3% of all Twitter traffic. As usual, Ronson is brilliant, engaging and hilarious.
“How will you ever find a girlfriend who won’t just spend the whole time thinking, ‘It’s Justin fucking Bieber’?” I ask.
“That’s what’s hard about this,” he says. “There are so many girls who would just do anything for me because of my status.” He pauses. “Someone told me it’s great to be with somebody who has just as much to lose as you do.”
“So you’ll have to go out with someone famous?” I ask.
“Yeah. That’s probably a good idea. Because I can never date somebody who’s so in love with me that she would do anything for me.”