Former teen idol Debbie Gibson told E! News about Justin Bieber: ‘It’s too much too soon. People have to remember even though a kid can be wise beyond their years professionally and can handle showbiz, emotionally you’re not developed.
Questioning why Justin was acting a little too mature frolicking on a yacht with rumored girlfriend Selena Gomez: ‘Somebody has got to remember that Justin is 16. If he doesn’t stay grounded, he will lose his sanity later.
It’s very hard for a parent and employees to say no to someone who is writing the paychecks, and he is a kid. Somebody has to teach the kids to respect the chain of command. I went to my prom, I went through all the milestones.
You go through things when you experience that kind of success so young. If I could get all these kids in a room, I’d tell them you’re not superhuman. If you need to take a week off, take a week off. Everybody makes you think the world will end and it won’t. If you say no, you save your sanity later.’