Are the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez PDA Campaigns Going Too Far? Is it Still Believable?
And we know that troubled celebrities frequently hire PR firms to help improve their image.
But have Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez gone too far in their efforts to portray themselves as normal teenage idols? Kissing, butt grabbing, straddling each other – is it too much?
Have their handlers gone too far?
Since the couples last vacation in Hawaii, Gomez has received numerous death threats on twitter and Facebook - and it’s not the first time either.
There are lots of reasons why Justin needs to be seen with a pretty Hollywood starlet – foremost to help boost his image as a ladies man, and try to dispel any rumors that he may be gay – not that there’s anything wrong with that.
There is even some evidence that Disney would benefit from their starlet Selena Gomez being seen with a popular male celebrity to show her fans she is a normal teenage girl.
But would Disney and Bieber’s team go as far as create certain photo opportunities of the two love birds engaged in very public displays of affection just to give the appearance that they are normal kids in love?
During the 70’s and 80’s, Disney was known for showing their gay male actors in photos displaying them around sexy women and manly kinds of activities.
Menudo, a popular teen boy band of the 1970’s did the same thing.
openly gay ex-Menudo singer Rickey Martin says his handlers went to great lengths to show him with beautiful girls and participating in masculine events like basketball and football games. He was 15-years-old at the time.
Also, now openly gay actor Chad Allen also recounts how his management team was concerned that he needed to be photographed with girls in an attempt to show his manliness and normalcy.
So are Bieber and Gomez trying to hide something?
But the recent string of photos from Hawaii showing the two engaged in butt grabbing, straddling each other, and passionate kissing may be a little overkill.
The two were seen kissing on a pathway, the Jet Ski booth, on the Jet Ski, on the beach, in the water, parasailing, at dinner, in a car, at the mall, and a few other places.
Really? Is this believable or just a publicity stunt?
When you were 18 did you paw over your girlfriend this way in public? Does your son or daughter act like this when they are at the mall with their significant other?
You can also tell that these photos were planned and not taken by some misfit paparazzi sneaking around in the bushes.
Neither Bieber nor Gomez seems to acknowledge the cameras which tell us they know that they are there, and know they are being photographed. This last batch had over 75 high quality photos – no paparazzi gets a chance to snap that many before being asked to go away.
It just seems to be overkill. It seems the powers who are pulling the puppet strings behind the magic curtain have decided that Bieber will be seen in public kissing Selena – and nothing is off limits.
Perhaps this is what it takes in the music industry these days to stay on the top of your game, or maybe it really is teenage puppy love “coincidently” being caught on film.
Maybe this is some type of public relations transition program to get the two propelled out of their teen careers and catapulted into the next phase of stardom.
If it is, we hope it works for the both of them.
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