It seems like everybody’s slowly stepping up to the mic to voice their opinions on the ongoing drama that is Justin Bieber. This time, Joe Jonas is sounding off on where he thinks Justin went wrong — and it sounds like Joe thinks it has a lot to do with his dad, Jeremy Bieber, setting a bad example for his son.
“[Justin] is having a very tough time finding balance,” Joe told Scene in a recent interview. “I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal — that’s going to sum it up pretty quick. There’s an equation for some sort of explosion.”
From what we know, Joe’s… not wrong. Jeremy was at the scene when Justin was so famously arrested for DUI and drag racing earlier this year, and he does have a history of jail time and assault. It’s no secret he likes to party with his son. He’s not a regular dad, he’s a cool dad.
Could his bad example be the root of Justin’s problems? Joe certainly thinks so, but he agrees that other things could be a factor… like trying to grow up in the public eye, which is something Joe has a little experience with himself.
“I’ve had an easier route than most,” Joe said. “The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope.”
And now that Joe’s band, the Jonas Brothers, is defunct, he’s enjoying a little less time under close examination and more time doing what he loves — like hanging out with his new niece. Aww.