If you think back to a couple of years ago, we had what was in many ways one of the most controversial morning show performances in recent history when Australian show “Sunrise on 7” tried to prevent Justin Bieber from performing outdoors in front of his fans — claiming that they did not have the security measures in place to handle the thousands of fans who showed up in downtown Sydney.
The good news? This time around, there was no such incident. In a move that showed that authorities with the show and the city were able to handle Bieber’s performance without a problem. Specifically, he performed an acoustic version of the song “As Long As You Love Me” from his recent album “Believe.”
“Sunrise” is the most-popular morning show in Australia, but they are not immune when it comes to controversy when it comes to their dealings with a number of famous celebrities. Kelsey Grammer was apparently offended when his personal life was discussed at length last year while promoting the Starz series “Boss,” while more recently Paris Hilton and Rihanna has both been offended by some questions that were asked by reporters for the program. Are the journalists here more aggressive, or are stars simply too sensitive? At the end of the day, we have a feeling it’s a little bit of both, since celebrities typically have a list of questions that they want to answer and a list that they don’t want to talk about.
Did you get a chance to check out this performance, and do you think that some celebrities are unprepared for the sort of interview style that is more common overseas than here in the United States? To check out some more Bieber-related TV news, check out a story over at this link.
Photo: Channel 7