Justin agreed to lend his voice to the long-running Fox comedy — but did he know he was going to be the butt of a joke?
Eight little words don’t usually elicit a strong reaction from people — unless they’re spoken by Justin Bieber. The Canadian superstar made a brief appearance on the May 13 episode of The Simpsons, alongside the likeness of manager Scooter Braun, and Beliebers are raging out over the 10-second cameo.
Justin Bieber Dissed On ‘The Simpsons’
OK, here’s what went down, in cased you missed it: Springfield was holding a “10 and below” talent show, which the Biebs tried to enter. But when the security guard pointed out Justin was clearly older than 10, and “clearly Justin Bieber,” the actor shrugged and stormed off.
“That’s another 25 bucks we’ll never see,” he said, with Scooter standing by his side. “God!”
So where did the diss come in, exactly? Well, before Justin arrived on screen, the following text appeared: “THIRTY SECONDS TO JUSTIN BIEBER — YOU MAY START OR STOP WATCHING, ACCORDING TO YOUR BELIEFS.”
Then, as soon as Justin left the frame, the following text appeared on screen: “ALL CLEAR — THE SIMPSONS WILL BE BIEBER-FREE FROM THIS POINT ON.”
Why Was Justin Bieber On ‘The Simpsons’?
Considering his appearance was so short and awkward, we wondered why Justin appeared on The Simpsons at all. Producer Al Jean answered all of our questions in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I think [creator Matt Groening] has a family member who was a fan,” Al told the mag. “I think he’s a fan, too. So he asked us to find a place to use him. I think [Bieber] had also met Matt and wanted to be on the show.”
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised The Simpsons would diss Justin like that, or was it all in good fun? Watch the clip below, then drop a comment with your reactions.
WATCH: Justin Bieber Makes A Cameo On ‘The Simpsons’
— Andy Swift