If Justin Bieber wants to grow up, he has to stop apologizing

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Do you remember the exact moment at which you found yourself overwhelmed by the character of Justin Bieber, Prodigal Son at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards? Was it the second where Bieber disappeared into a dark crowd, letting a canned voice-over about his “journey” wash over the audience like some redemptive wave? Did it happen when he reappeared and was hoisted into the air to finish singing his new single “What Do You Mean?” like a finely coiffed little angel? What about the lingering shot of Bieber sobbing post-performance, trying to find his composure while host / glittery hellion Miley Cyrus yammered on about defiling his person? I’m still trying to pinpoint the instant at which the forgiveness of Bieber’s sins, real or…

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