By Jeremy D. Larson
We know that all depositions are literally “for the books” but this one is, you know, for the books.
Justin Bieber, embattled pop star and young man with soon nothing left to hide, felt the strong arm of the justice system as he was deposed the other week for his part in an ongoing lawsuit against his bodyguard. However the bodyguard, judicial professionalism, and decorum in general play a minor role in this, the latest Bieber fracas.
What’s left are these remnants — modern relics, really — of Bieber being Bieber, in an almost Shia LaBeouf/Alec Baldwin performance art piece. It is a performance so uncanny in its predictability of Bieber’s past behavior that there has to be some sort of subversive message going on, a subliminal text.