The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show doesn’t air until Dec. 4, but the performers are already lining up for the iconic runway spectacle. Rihanna, Bruno Mars and now Justin Bieber are all set to take the stage for this year’s show.
Wait a second. Justin Bieber? Yes, it’s true. The teen pop star will grace the runway alongside the Angels and their $2.5 million bras this winter, and while I’m sure Bieber‘s excited about it, I can’t help but feel slightly queasy. (Though not this queasy.)
Now, I know he’s 18 years old. There is no real reason he shouldn’t be allowed to perform with half-naked ladies. And yet, it seems to be sending the wrong message. After all, according to Adriana Lima, this is a show where models embark on liquid diets for nine days prior to their runway walk. They don’t consume anything at all (not even water) in the 12 hours leading up to the show. When they finally do take the stage, it’s to be objectified by men and women alike. Is this the kind of thing we want Bieber’s young female fans to be exposed to? READ FULL STORY