Justin Bieber is unlike the Beatles in a lot of ways. Too many to list here.
But in the new issue of Billboard, Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, compares the teen idol to the Fab Four. Although it’s clear he’s afraid to, treating the iconic band like “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named,” aka Voldemort.
“All the hype and the kids running down the street screaming, you lose the chance to say that this started because of the music,” Braun told the magazine. “I don't want to draw comparisons, but there was a band during the British Invasion that had girls screaming at them. I think you know who I'm talking about.”
Headlines like “Justin Bieber compared to Beatles” (sacrilege!) will probably get a lot of blood boiling. But in Braun’s defense, he did correctly pick the one way that the revered band and the popular teen singer are similar (though John, Paul, George and Ringo did have those famous mop-top haircuts).
Bieber has a well documented ability to cause a teenage girl panic, as did the Beatles in their touring days. So let’s let Braun have this one.