When I first read about this, I was hoping that the U.N was finally putting some of their *cough* influence to good use and ridding the world of Justin Bieber; hopefully, throwing in Kim-Jong Un and Bashar Assad in for good measure too.
Yes, I did just compare Justin Bieber to the world’s most tyrannical despots. No, that’s not the reason he’s going to space. Justin actually paid money to be the butt of numerous jokes about how everyone hopes he’ll be blasted into the Sun by a Virgin Galactic commercial space flight. Via the Guardian:
Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun were revealed to have enrolled with the entrepreneur’s programme via the medium of Twitter. “‘Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!” tweeted Branson. Bieber replied: “Let’s shoot a music video in SPACE!!”
Perhaps witnessing the ghostly spectre of Earth as she spins fragilely against the backdrop of space will give Justin some perspective and he’ll pull up his pants and stop acting like an insufferable twat. Or maybe the ship will blow up. Either way, it’s a win-win.