Before I start anything, I must point out that I'm not a fan of Bieber nor do I hate anime, in fact, anime is among my favorite forms of entertainment. I am also not going to use the „you're just jealous of him" bit because that's not true. In fact, I myself, despite his money and fame, wouldn't want to be him. To expand on my theory, I don't think that 80% of his haters aren't triggered by jealousy, rather by his music, style of dress and a prepubescent voice (I think his voice deepened so I doubt that this is still a valid argument).
Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let's put the human factor principle to use. Human factors teach us that for designing anything, you can't create a totally universal product that will be accepted by everyone. For that purpose, designers create personas, a fictional person that shares attributes they'd require for the most efficient design. There are four types of personas, primary, secondary, tertiary and negative.
The primary one is the most important because that's the persona for whom we design our product. Negative persona is the polar opposite of our potential customers and it's the type least likely to purchase it. In Justin Bieber's case, primary persona is a prepubescent girl while a negative persona can range from teenage boys to adults an older. Rarely does a negative persona become one of the top users of the product like, for example, bronies( which I am and very proud of it), adult male fans of My Little Pony. To conclude this statement, Bieber isn't meant for adult teenagers.
Let's talk about music quality. Is he really that bad of a musician? Is he really the worst thing in this world since the beginning of time? People tend to forget that every older generation hates the content of the younger one because they've been looking at the world through nostalgia goggles. Of course Twilight is a terrible book, of course Bieber's music is terrible, of course dubstep sounds like somebody playing music through malfunctioning speakers. Nostalgia aside, have you people (of the older generation) ever rewatched "Step by step" or listened to 'N Sync recently? Those shows are as bad as the ones of this generation. The moral of the story is that Justin Bieber is nothing more than a part of something non-nostalgic.
As a final argument, let's analyze the image that convinced me to write this article.
This is, by far, the stupidest picture on the Internet. Why? Well, there are multiple layers of stupidity which actually make me feel ashamed to be an anime fan. There are many varieties of this joke, but I specifically chose this one because it best describes people's stupidity.
To explain this image, I have to tell you a bit about the character that landed the finishing blow, Monkey D. Luffy. For those who don't know, Luffy is the main character of the anime/manga series One Piece (which is also my all-time favorite series) and he's an overly ambitious, absent-minded pirate captain whose goal in life is to become the pirate king.
There are three story arcs that I would like to highlight in One Piece which would contrast against this picture. The first one is his origin story where he meets his hero, Shanks. Shanks is a strong, but very easy-going and cheerful pirate. One of his most memorable scenes is the tavern scene with a pirate called Higuma. In that story, Higuma wanted to drink sake, but Shanks' crew bought all the bottles. He politely apologized for it and offered him one of his bottles, which offended Higuma and he broke the bottle, spilling all the liquor on Shanks' clothing. He (Shanks) replied with laughter and ignored Higuma's gesture, later explaining to Luffy how he shouldn't be easily provoked and to pick a fight only when it's necessary. In the later scene, Higuma kidnaps Luffy and then Shanks decided to make a counterattack.
This moral is revisited in the Jaya arc. Luffy and his crew wanted to go to an island in the sky, for which they were ridiculed by the pirate called Bellamy. Bellamy attacked them and Luffy didn't fight back because he promised his crewmate that he wouldn't cause trouble in Jaya. Only when Bellamy attacked and robbed his friend did Luffy strike back (and won with a single punch). He even went as far as almost missing his opportunity to go to the sky island just to get back his friends' stugg. That story is important because it shows how much of an influence Shanks had over Luffy.
Now the final story arc is Sabaody Archipelago, the one where the scene from the picture took place. In that story, Luffy was advised by his friends not to attack the noble family because they have the power over the entire law enforcement and can call upon them if anyone laid one finger on them. The arc itself is very disturbing and the story goes to remarkable length to show how much immunity do the nobles have, they own slaves, they can kill anyone they want without consequences and they can even get away with things such as polygamy and even forcing a random person on the street into marriage. The reason Luffy punched the noble in the picture (whose face got swapped with Justin Bieber's) was because he shot one of his friends; revisiting the same principle as the Jaya arc. Of course, he suffered greatly for it, he even got separated from his crew (which coincidentally saved his and his crew's life, but that's not the point, I'm only saying that as proof that I read the manga entirely so that I don't get complaints).
Now that we got all the facts lined up, I can put up three of the biggest issues the image made. The first one is that there is no proof of his post and that is most likely a hoax. That issue aside, let's head to the second issue which is the fact that the whole point of the image is illogical and nonsensical. Look at it this way, if you hate Justin Bieber and everything he does, why would you even want him to like anime? Isn't it a compliment that someone as "terrible" as him isn't the fan of the same thing as you?
The final one is a reflection of the principle followed throughout those three story arcs. Luffy didn't fight because he was verbally provoked, but because the enemy jeopardized his friends. The fact that Luffy "attacked" Justin Bieber just because he doesn't like anime contradicts his personality and morals. Better yet, the point of the image shows that the creator and all who support this image are ignorant and don't get the lesson the show tries to teach them. In conclusion, supporters of the picture's message not only show their ignorance, but also mutilate everything that the show stands for.