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The Breakdown: Justin Bieber’s Nerdy Glasses

Erin Carlson
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Instead of trick-or-treating, this is what Justin Bieber did on Halloween: The teen superstar went to a Barnes and Noble to promote his new book "First Step 2 Forever: My Story," and he wore these nerdy black-frame glasses while doing so. He was obviously inspired by another famous Justin.

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Justin Bieber promotes his new book, "First Step 2 Forever: My Story." - Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

 

What was Bieber trying to say with these specs? Let's break it down:

  • He is cooler than us. So he can get away with anything. Obviously.
  • He wants to look brainy, too. And with these oversized glasses, he could be mistaken for Harry Potter in the boy wizard's second year at Hogwarts.
  • He wants to distance himself from his pretty-boy persona. Witness the backdrop of soulful Bieber faces he is standing against - and another one, on the cover of the book! Which is going to sell like crazy, you know it. But since Bieber is so naturally cool, he must be slightly embarrassed at the over-the-top pop-bubblegum-ness of it all. By wearing these frames, it's as if he's trying to say, "I'm more than my hair."
  • He wants to show Selena Gomez his sensitive side. Bieber and the Disney Channel princess were caught sitting side by side at Will Smith's son Trey's high-school football game. Jaden was there, too. Since Gomez prefers her men less than macho (see: Nick Jonas), Bieber will have to up his game. Even if he did inspire this website.

And sidenote: How many girlfriends does Bieber have?

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