Sadly, not everyone can be blessed with luscious, Justin Bieber-like locks — a reality the Biebs himself seems unable to come to terms with.
The Canadian crooner, whose once-enviable bangs, with a single swoop, catapulted him to the A-list, felt compelled to pass along some “advice” to Prince William in a recent interview.
“I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia,” Bieber, 18, told the U.K.’s Rollercoaster magazine about the 30-year-old royal’s thinning hair. “I don’t know why he doesn’t just get those things, those products. You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?”
Not surprisingly, Brits are taking the “Boyfriend” singer’s careless remark about their future King as a national affront.
U.K. citizens “are viewing Justin Bieber’s dis about Prince William’s challenging hair problem in the same way you view an annoying fly buzzing around you. He needs to be swatted away,” British journalist Jessica Callan told The Huffington Post. “Wills and Prince Harry may joke about William’s thinning hair, but that doesn’t mean a kid like Justin can come sauntering in and join in the joke.”
via USA Today:
The Brits might lose their ability to keep calm and carry on what with all the dissing they’re getting from across the pond. The latest culprit: Justin Bieber, the boy with all that hair, who made fun of Prince William’s balding noggin.
Maybe the Bieb thought his own helmet gives him license to joke, or he forgot that William is 30 and he’s only 18. Maybe he thought no one would notice his comments in a British music magazine, Rolla Coaster. Whatever, the Canadian kid said he couldn’t understand why William didn’t do something about his thinning hair.
“I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia,” Bieber said, according to British and American media reports. “You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. “Have you not got it over here?” He did not explain why he even knows about Propecia.
William’s dark blonde hair, so different from his ginger-haired brother Prince Harry, is one of his less attractive Windsor inheritances: His father and grandfather, Prince Charles and Prince Philip, and his uncles started showing similar bald spots at relatively early ages, too.
Only last week, when Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney went to London and said some awkward things about the preparations for the Olympics, the hypersensitive British tabloids were furious. “Mitt the Twit” snarked The Sun.
They were not amused by Bieber’s lese-majeste but so far no “Bieber the Bozo” headlines. “Smug,” sniffed the Daily Mail, which retaliated today with a hilarious series of pictures of royals with a Bieber bob photo-shopped onto their heads.