When did Macy’s buy Justin Bieber?

I’m not going to sit here and lie to you. I’m not going to tell you that I didn’t enjoy the Justin Bieber Black Friday ad during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. I did, and I laughed. Every one of the one hundred times they played it. If you haven’t seen it, here it is. If you have seen it, please enjoy it again. You’re welcome.

I even kind of enjoyed the “All I Want for Christmas” video. But kinda I didn’t. Watch it, and then we can discuss.

First of all, when did Macy’s buy Justin Bieber?

Second of all, who was in charge of this project? And why did they forget that Mariah Carey is 41 and Justin Bieber 17? Don’t get me wrong here, because I’m not trying to slam Mariah Carey. She’s still hot. But shaking your ass to a 17 year-old is just…inappropriate. And weird. And inappropriate. And I don’t know about you, but I’m sitting here doing some super fancy math and my counting fingers tell me that if there were some very unfortunate and also inappropriate situations, she is bordering on being old enough to be his grandmother. Extreme, I know, but almost true.

Am I totally off base here?

I want to thank Nicole from her social network for bringing this to my attention! Go check out what she had to say about it!

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  1. says

    Justin who? All I noticed is a strong singer who had twins and looks like that! but then he’s too young so why pay attention to him anyway? which means I’m not gonna watch the first video if all I’m gonna see is Justin!

  2. Barb Griffin says

    Laine…you are so UPTOWN with this website. I haven’t made time to check everything out yet, but this caught my eye. The first commercial was really funny! I have no opinion on the second one…it just falls into the same cesspool of mindless media that we are continually exposed to.

  3. says

    Ha ha, you made me laugh and I needed a good laugh today. I’m 2 years older than Mariah and I’d definitely feel like he could be one of my friends’ kids, therefore no booty shaking!

  4. says

    Macy’s bought Bieber? All that money could have been used to hire more cashiers so that they can have more than one per floor. Sigh…I think they even train them in the art of camouflage to avoid actual customer contact. Wait…that isn’t really what your post was about, was it? 😉

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