It was not the cigarette that got the attention of the paparazzi though. It was the comparison he made of himself to the legendary James Dean. Bieber told fans that the photo was inspired by Dean, and not to ask him if he smokes because he does not. He proceeded to add a photo of James Dean in the same pose to show the likeness.
Many reporting outlets believe that Bieber should avoid comparing himself to such icons in the future. Other outlets, such as PerezHilton.com, said that they appreciated Bieber’s choice in icons. There were some glaring differences in the photos, including the fact that Bieber has a tattoo very prominently placed on his arm. Dean did not have tattoos on his arms.
Bieber is still awaiting the outcomes of his court cases, including egging a neighbor’s house recently. He was also pulled over for a DUI in Florida and assault in Canada. He could face serious repercussions for his actions that seem to affect everyone around him. Everyone is giving him advice from Leif Garrett to Miley Cyrus. The real question is, will he listen?