Where It Went Weird for Justin Bieber: From Teen Heartthrob to Tabloid Magnet

Justin Bieber is only 24, so it’s pretty crazy that he’s been around forever, right?

At least so it seems, since from the very beginning of his public life he’s been one of the most talked about people on the planet. He hasn’t been able to do much for a decade without a paparazzi escort (or a long-lens-toting “vacation chronicler”) documenting his every move, or a litany of pro- and con- analyses of his behavior, his buddies, his dates, his father, his mother, his religion, his cars… etc.

And sometimes people even talk about his music.  

But it didn’t entirely start out that way.