Justin Bieber to Rolling Stone: 'I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.'

Justin-bieberImage Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage.comJustin Bieber loves universal healthcare, doesn’t believe in abortion, and thinks you should wait until you’re in love to have sex. These and more revelations come from a Rolling Stone interview with the teen pop godling, who seems not-at-all-shy about expressing measured opinions about the world outside of his music. On America, Bieber jokes: “You guys are evil. Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills.” (Oh, tonight’s Glenn Beck is going to be a treat!)

But don’t put Bieby in a corner, politically-speaking — he’s unaffiliated with any party, and notes for good measure that he “doesn’t really believe in abortion.” (So, in summation, he’s a politically moderate 16-year-old. Canadians are awesome!) The pop star plays coy on the subject of premarital sex, explaining, “I think you should just wait for the person you’re… in love with.” Well, it’s probably not what parents want to hear, but at least he’s not setting a ridiculously high moral standard for himself, right?

PopWatchers, what do you think about Bieber’s candor? Do you like the fact that he’s not trying to act all Disney-fied, or is this the dawn of a horrible new youth counterculture built around rebellious notions like “love” and “Canada”? Also, is Canada really that awesome? And if so, how come all of its funniest citizens move to America?

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  • Miles K.

    Our healthcare system IS a joke. so he’s absolutely right.

    • SaraS

      I agree, and I think the way he put it (so simply) is perfect. They go to the doctor and don’t have to worry. Hopefully it’s fixed when Obama’s new healthcare plan starts taking hold.

    • Rowzdower

      If he’s really a Christian, shouldn’t he have said “I don’t think you should have sex unless you are married and they are of the opposite sex”?

      • K

        Rowzdower – Not all Christians believe that. Pre-marital or gay sex is not the moral evil it once was to many Christians, and I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing, depending on the situation. I happen to be straight, and I did wait until two weeks before my wedding before officially having sex, but I know that’s unusual. I grew up with a super-Baptist best friend who didn’t believe in evolution and was very religious…and she did a lot of fooling around and had sex with all her various boyfriends and tried various frowned-upon sexual activities…so, you really can’t make generalizations.

      • M

        Yes, because gay sex is evil and so is sex before marriage and all christians,like me, should believe that, plus God created man and woman not just man not just woman and there was a reason and that reason was so that man and woman could marry and they could make children together. Thats also why two women cannot have children together and two men cannot have children either! You need both genders to make a child!

  • T. waterview

    I like that he’s not afraid to voice his opinions. and they sound like pretty decent opinions. and it’s not like he just randomly started talking about all this stuff, the interviewer asked him questions about it, and he answered. Bold. good on ya Justin.

    • Tom Strong

      Sounds like a clueless Christian to me!

  • Karate Pants

    Ha! I love the “Not Jon Hamm” tag.

    • tracy bluth

      It just makes me sad…because I wish every PopWatch article was about Jon Hamm.

      • Karate Pants

        You know, after the “Most Dateable TV Star” poll was revealed to contain 25 men’s names and NONE of them were Don Draper, I felt like there was some sort of Hamm-blocking going on. A massive conspiracy, really. This adorable tag *almost* sets things right.

      • Wha’ever

        Karate Pants : lol, are you kidding !? Don Draper is a great character, but “datable” ? He’s horrible at that stuff !!

      • Karate Pants

        I know I should be kidding but I’m not. I would definitely date damaged Don Draper.

      • Mr. Holloway


        Well, the good news is that he wouldn’t let the fact that he’s married/engaged/in a relationship stop him from dating you either.

      • tracy bluth

        Like I said on the “Most Dateable” comment board, I would date Don Draper despite his (many, MANY) flaws. I can’t help it, I am in love with the fictional character Don Draper. And the actor that plays him (duh). Also, I would still date his 30 Rock character (Buster Bluth hooks and all). Yes he’s dumb, but he’s so handsome!

      • Karate Pants

        And the fact that I wouldn’t let my marriage get in the way of dating him is just further proof that we’re perfect for each other.
        Sighhhh…it would be SO great. ;)

      • Mr. Holloway

        Just make sure you lose to him when you play tennis or things might get ugly.

      • tracy bluth

        @Mr. Holloway that won’t be a problem. Unlike Lesbian Yellow Fruit I am way worse at tennis than he was.

  • Dee

    Yes. Canada is just that awesome. And not all its funniest citizens move to the States- just the most ambitious and fame-hungry.

  • Gaby

    I wonder how many times Bieber has been “in love.”

    • SaraS

      I’m sure not. I’m 27 and I agree with him — have I remained 100% faithful to the “have sex only with someone you love” ideal, no, but it’s an ideal I strive for.

  • Kit

    He said “Everything happens for a reason” when the interviewer asked him about abortion in cases of rape. Horrific. I know he’s 16 but that is just all kinds of wrong to say.

    • Karate Pants

      I really have to wonder why a reporter is asking a 16-year-old boy what he thinks about abortion – and why his “handlers” allowed something like that. I do not have the fever or anything that would cause me to unneccessarily defend anything about him, but asking someone that age about something like that is really inappropriate.

      • asheslalala

        wat a stupid name jk hahahaha

      • Katja

        I have to agree. I didn’t completely settle my thoughts on abortion until I was about 24. Of course a teenager will have a simplistic view on stuff like that.

      • M

        I see what you are saying but i am 12 and i already have my opinion ready, actually ive known my opinion since i was probably 9 or 10. It is young but i believe that even at a young age you can settle your opinion.

    • Anne

      Yeah, but then he says he really can’t say anything about it because he’s never been in that position. Obviously it’s a controversial issue for some people but what are they doing asking a 16 year boy that anyway?

    • Rachel

      “Kit” – No. See your believing what the media tells you. Why don’t you go read the original interview. These magazines and articles misquoted him and took out a line he said, probably to make him sound bad. After he said “everything happens for a reason”, he said “I DON’T KNOW HOW THAT’S A REASON”. So he’s saying he doesn’t know how rape could be justified as a reason.

      And Karate Pants, why shouldn’t he be asked these questions? He’s almost 17. You treat him like he’s a child. It’s interesting to know what he thinks about this stuff.

  • lala44

    That is so pathetic that I’m going to throw up now…This Boy is clearly doomed. Anybody in his right mind would ask the Child what is appropriate for this Age Group. Only because RS becomes the new Teen 17 Magazine doesn’t rectify that question..See Bibber is a Product of some ill fated Journalism

  • Ali T.

    Canada IS awesome! Just because we don’t ram our patriotism down the world’s throats (like some to the south of us do)doesn’t make us any less awesome. The Canadian comedians only move to the US because it has one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world. It is simply a business move.

    • Karate Pants

      How can a country of people who are afraid of the dark really be awesome? What is that aboot?

      • Wha’ever

        Where does that (unfunny and stupid line) come from ?

      • alyson

        haha How I Met Your Mother referance. Nice :)

      • K

        LOL someone watches How I Met Your Mother.

      • Christina

        hahaha I thought that comment was hilarious! LOVE himym!

      • Georgia

        Hey, be nice… No one LIKES the dark…

    • DGH

      You really shouldn’t talk about Mexico like that its not very Canadian of you.

    • Alex

      To be fair, not all of us (which you did note) “ram our patriotism down the world’s throat.” Those who do, I believe, do so in a sorry attempt to make themselves feel better than other nations — or their fellow countrymen, which is truly terrible.

  • kristina

    I love justin bieber. I think he’s jus being real. He’s comfortable enough with himself that he doesn’t have to lie or be fake and people will still love him. I know I do!!! <3

  • nicole

    i agree with him i mean i have always lived in america and the hospital bills are expensive you go to the doctor for 35 min. and you have a $600 doctor bill. I dont believe in abortions either if you old enough to have sex then you should take responsibility and take care of a child and if your not financially stable than you should give it up for adoption.

    • Ann

      So the women who get raped should just deal with it?

      • Jill

        That 13 year old who was raped by her 50 year old “husband” that she married on Runescape was obviously asking for it.

      • M

        They should go through qith it and if they cant handle the responsibility then give it up for adoption! Abortion is murder and leaves almost all of the women who did it wishing they hadnt and some with suicidal thoughts! Whats worse, feeling guilty the rest of your whole life or going through about 9 months of pain? Tell me that!

  • Heather

    Hmmmmm I’m wondering if he says the love and sex thing because he’s dating Selena Gomez haha. Although I’m not gonna lie, Canada is awesome. Vancouver especially.



    • DB

      He is such a little dweeb.

  • MissVampireDiaries

    Entertainment Weekly, you skipped his abortion comments!

    Justin Beiber: “I really don’t believe in abortion,” Bieber says. “It’s like killing a baby?”

    How about in cases of rape?

    “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason

    • Wha’ever

      The question was inappropriate for a 16-year-old, but his answer was even more. Go tell women who’ve been raped that it happened for a reason and see how they react. Tween douche.

      • Amy

        I don’t think he’s saying she got raped for a reason…he’s saying she got pregnant for a reason. Rape is horrible and I’m not one to downplay that, but I am one of those who believes that something good can come from everything. That doesn’t mean it always does, but it can.

      • @Amy

        She got pregnant from being raped for a reason? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

      • Rachel

        See THIS IS THE FREAKING PROBLEM! Read the whole interview! Articles exaggerated the story and took out a line! On the issue of abortion in cases of rape, he SAID: “Um. Well I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

        They took out the line I DON’T KNOW HOW THAT WOULD BE A REASON. Everyone is acting like he said something bad. So in other words, he’s a Christian and believes things happen for a reason, but then kind of contradicts himself saying that he doesn’t know how rape would be a reason.

        I thought he gave a great answer.

    • Shannon

      Um, was that him asking what abortion actually is?
      Sounded like he was making sure.
      Ugh. Rolling Stone should’ve just handed him a pamphlet.

    • avenger

      Hey, he’s just a kid you doofus.

      Why in God’s name is Rolling Stone even asking him these questions? 16 year olds have opinions that sometimes they haven’t fully thought through and they cannot articulate well the ones they have, he’s not running for office, he’s a kid who sings and dances for a living. Back off already.

      And btw, Canada is better because 99% of our population is probably politically moderate–we don’t revel in and flaunt being one extreme or the other like Americans do

      • Shannon

        Rolling Stone will force every interview they do into “edgy” territory. They don’t care whether they’re talking to Mick Jagger or Jimmy Neutron.
        Morons. I know they want to do something different, but they might as well have asked him about String Theory or neuroscience. (Very appropriate questions for Jimmy Neutron, by the way)

  • asheslalala

    u r so right hahaha

  • just your average girl.

    ehhh…..I’m slowly losing respect for this kid….

    • Sarah

      Just now?

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