Back in the day, when New Kids on the Block were big, I was That Girl. I had the t-shirts. The walls of my room were covered in their posters. I went to one of their concerts in the pouring rain (with my dad). I even had their dolls.
So these days, when I hear people hating on “Justin Bieber”, I get annoyed. Because I remember being That Girl. The pre-teen who wishes she could meet him. The girl singing and dancing in her bedroom. A plus, he’s Canadian. A bigger plus, he’s got people like Ludacris and Usher working with him. And the biggest biggest plus, he’s 16! No wonder pre-teens girls are falling over for this guy! (Not to mention that he does actually have some talent and has years ahead of him to – hopefully- develop.)
So to all the haters out there, just think for a second, were you ever That Girl?