There are many things that I don’t understand about Justin Bieber (his recent marriage, newfound religion, and fashion sense, just to name a few). That’s fine, because I don’t pay much attention to him. However, in the past day he did something that I take serious issue with.
Justin Bieber has launched his new retail line, called “Drew House” (Drew is his middle name). I wouldn’t care much, except he has only put one thing on sale so far, and it’s problematic.
The first item that Drew House is selling is hotel slippers. They’re for sale for just $4.99, and are simply described as “cheap hotel slippers.” The slippers have a smiley face on them and say “DREW,” and are already sold out.
As they’re described:
new drew house cheap hotel slippers. super soft white slippers with the iconic smiley face design…perfect for drew house guests and anyone who enjoys slipping their feet into something cozy at the end of the day
made with plush lightweight coral fleece, comfortable padding and foam soles
Now here’s where the problem arises. Justin Bieber tends to wear hotel slippers in public, so if he’s doing this with the intent of encouraging other people to wear hotel slippers in public, I’m going to be a very sad man.
It’s bad enough when people show up at a hotel breakfast buffet or club lounge wearing a bathrobe and slippers, but for the love of all that is decent, please don’t encourage people to wear these in public.
Also, the lack of originality of these slippers combined with them selling out almost immediately is a sad reflection of the age we live in…
Okay, I’m done hating now!