Justin Bieber’s dad, Jeremy, was not a positive role model for him when he was near the scene of his DUI drag racing arrest, encouraging and ‘enabling’ his son’s wild behavior rather than stopping it. HollywoodLife.com spoke to a professional psychologist to understand why Jeremy ‘befriending’ Justin hurts parenting efforts.
Justin Bieber‘s dad, Jeremy Bieber, was at the scene of his Jan. 23 DUI arrest, since Jeremy seems to think Justin’s bad boy behavior is cool, this arrest could be just the beginning of Justin spiraling out of control. HollywoodLife.com spoke to psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman EXCLUSIVELY about why the parent would be going along with his teenage son’s bad behavior rather than stepping in to prevent it.
Justin Bieber’s Drunk Driving & Drug Use — Is Dad Enabling Bad Behavior?
“Justin’s dad is clearly an enabler, partying with him and encouraging Justin’s wild behavior – drugs, alcohol and street racing,” Dr. Lieberman told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Why? Because Jeremy is living vicariously through Justin,” Dr. Lieberman, author of Bad Boys explained. “Jeremy had wanted to be a famous rock star himself, and has been hoping to latch onto Justin’s coattails and opportunities.”
Jeremy is “befriending him instead of being a parent, both to enjoy a rock star’s lifestyle and privileges, and to get on Justin’s good side so he’ll help him with his career,” Dr. Lieberman asserted.
Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI
Justin was arrested in Miami, Fl. at around 4 a.m. on Jan. 23. He was caught street racing with his friend, rapper Khalil. Both guys were driving Lamborghinis and were driving about 60 miles per hour, which is twice the speed limit on the residential street Pine Tree Dr., Sgt. Bobby Hernandez of the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a press conference.
After getting pulled over, Justin failed a sobriety test, admitted “he had been taking a prescription medication, was high on marijuana, and had drank a beer,” and proceeded to curse out officers and resist arrest by refusing to take his hands out of his pockets,” Sgt. Hernandez told HollywoodLife.com.
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— Reporting by Chloe Melas, Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski