Drake Bell SLAMS Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for “Gross” Messages

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By Michael Lewittes

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Drake Bell has some serious beef with stars including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, all of whom he slams in a new BuzzFeed interview. As the “Drake & Josh” actor tells it, a lot of stars today are “entitled” because they didn’t earn their fame.

Bell calls Grande an example of this phenomenon because she’s already “a billionaire before she’s been an artist. You have to work to be able to appreciate what you have, and what work did she ever have to do in her life?”

Yet Bell’s criticism doesn’t stop here. He also takes issue with stars who don’t reprimand bad fans. Bell blasts “artists like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber” who “don’t come out and say, ‘I love having you as my fans, but you shouldn’t be acting this way.’ They just eat it all up, and I think it’s repulsive.”

Bell charges that “Justin Bieber just tweets, ‘Yeah, Beliebers, go hard’ when they’re attacking somebody. Ariana Grande’s fans told Perez Hilton that he and his son needed to die and get cancer, and she just fed it. It’s disgusting.”

For Bell, this kind of response needs to be called out because “artists like Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga have more sway over popular minds than a politician. They could get on a pedestal and say, ‘This is how you should treat people.’”

Instead, says Bell, Bieber is “going around telling kids that as long as you have enough money and swag, you can do whatever you want. Instead of working to change the world, [he’s saying,] ‘Work to get as much money and power as possible because then you can do whatever you want and no one can say anything to you.’ I just think that’s a gross, awful, terrible message.” Ultimately, Bell wants celebrities to take responsibility because “we didn’t sign up to be role models, but we are.”

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