Justin Bieber Gets Booed, Pouts at Billboard Awards
Also manages to gross out Taylor Swift
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2013 9:30 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Quite a few gossip outlets are gleefully crowing today that Justin Bieber got booed last night while accepting the Milestone Award at the Billboard Music Awards. (Though the cheers from the Beliebers in the audience seem to drown out a lot of the boos in the video, Vulture notes that the jeering was so obvious in the auditorium itself that host Tracy Morgan commented on it.) Sample headlines:

  • TMZ: Justin Bieber—BOOED at Billboard Music Awards
  • Vulture: Justin Bieber Collects Award, Publicly Sulks, Gets Booed
  • The Stir: Justin Bieber Booed at Billboard Music Awards, Making for a Very Awkward Acceptance Speech

As for that "very awkward" acceptance speech, here it is: "I'm 19 years old. I think I'm doing a pretty good job. And basically, from my heart, I really just want to say, it should really be about the music, it should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick. I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously, and all this other bull should not be spoken of." TMZ also notes that Bieber didn't sit with on-again/off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez at the ceremony, and Gomez didn't stand up when Bieber won Top Male Artist. But Gomez and Bieber were photographed kissing backstage, and in a moment that may cause you to actually appreciate Taylor Swift, Swift made a pretty awesome "ew" face as she spotted the PDA. Click to see.

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A1e8a
May 21, 2013 7:22 AM CDT
Another reason why the "Billbored Music Awards" are a pathetic JOKE!
fractal
May 21, 2013 3:46 AM CDT
Frankly, Taylor Swift irritates me a lot more than Justin Bieber.
hindsfeet5
May 20, 2013 11:01 PM CDT
Did anyone else get the hypocritical part when he thanked God? Apparently, his "god" is okay with him being a pothead. How pathetic that he would even try to be a person that Christians could look up to. Or to be a hero to youth.