The tween fans of Justin Bieber might want most to know if the 16-year-old Canadian singing sensation is really -- and disappointingly -- dating an older woman, 18-year-old Disney star Selena Gomez. But Rolling Stone digs deep, as writer Vanessa Grigoriadis tries to discover what political philosophy might be lurking under that famous mop of hair.
He declines the invitation to out himself as a partisan, though he knows what he doesn't like when he sees it. "I'm not sure about the parties," Bieber told Rolling Stone. "But whatever they have in Korea, that's bad."
Not a bad start. Conservatives might also be pleased to learn that the chanteur -- to use Canada's other official language -- is pro-life. Pretty much. He does seem to have the youthful habit of turning every declaration into a question:
"I really don't believe in abortion," Bieber says. "It's like killing a baby?" How about in cases of rape? "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
Bieber's biggest misstep in walking the political tightrope, though, comes when the interviewer asks if he'd ever become an American citizen. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you (platinum records):
"You guys are evil," he says with a laugh. "Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills."
No, I don't suppose the very rich Justin Bieber does consider who is paying when he visits his physician. But he might want to revise his view of the U.S. population. Americans aren't that broke -- they are, unfortunately, buying Justin Bieber albums and movie tickets in droves.