I found it humorous that in a report on the most influential men in America...

United States
July 30, 2011 11:58pm CST
they listed Justin Bieber. Since when is a sixteen year old kid considered a man? He is a good singer and donates to good causes, but he has yet to go entirely through puberty and turn into a man. By all accounts, in my book, he is not yet a man. What do you think of this?
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• United States
17 Aug 11
Oh gosh I have to agree with you on this one. Just because he is popular does not make him a man. Hmm stripe away the popularity and we have a young man, I suppose. lol Of the many influential men why a teenager though, this is a sad thought that a teenager could be considered one of them when we have lots of popular adults out in the world. *sad*
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
31 Jul 11
I don't think being influential has an age on it. I believe Justin Bieber does have and impact on society. He is a teen idol and by working on important causes he's influencing our teens to be more willing to help others. They see an idol doing it and then they are more likely to do good things in their community. He may not be a man but he is still influencing peoples lives. Best Wishes!!
• United States
31 Jul 11
I think it's better than the time he was listed as one of the most influential WOMEN in America. But that said, what exactly has he influenced? Yes, lots of young girls like him, and perhaps more people are putting up Youtube videos in hopes of becoming famous like him, but, influential? Maybe one day. It's not really fair for so many people to make fun of him, but the thing is, if he wants to assert his masculinity, he needs to stop putting out perfume lines. I think a male teenager can be considered a man, an influential man, even, but not him. I don't think popularity is synonymous with influence. We don't really have any good role models here in the United States. I guess it's nice that we don't have to be overcome by hero worship, but if we can just have someone to look up to, for our kids to look up to, there could be some usefulness to that.
@minx267 (14567)
• Hartford, Connecticut
31 Jul 11
I agree with that assessment. I'm not a Bieber fan. but either way. A 16 year old is not a man.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Hi linda! Maybe that's because Bieber is so popular. They did not consider the definition of man and just considered the definition of popularity. I am not a fan of Bieber and I think I even dislike him so whatever I say here will be biased. I also don't think he should not be included in that list. He is still a boy after all. He just attracts people mostly of his age but I don't think he influences that many of a people.
@catof1 (683)
• United States
31 Jul 11
I think that it is ridiculas that a child that age should have so much influence over another kids life much less that of our country. I think at first this media hype did not get to him, but now it has all gone to his head. He is in for a rude awakening here soon. They always do, these pop singers and so forth