John Mayer, the half-Jewish favorite lover of future VMA host Katy Perry, has been known to tweet a lot of things, most recently this:
Where are we on body wash?— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 27, 2017
That’s why it came as no surprise when the most exhausting white man in the music business took to Twitter to express his support for the most exhausting white boy-child in the music business.
When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going. 1/2— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 24, 2017
We’ve lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin 👍🏼👍🏼 for realizing it was time to call it. You should too. 2/2— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 24, 2017
In an interview with Variety, Mayer said, “There are a hundred different reasons you can give for canceling a tour. I think the one that goes, ‘I think I’m done’ is the bravest and healthiest one. You can’t send someone else to do the gig; you’ve got to do it. And at that age — I’m 39 and only now beginning to feel like I can weather the storm. You have to apply a certain amount of grace to younger people, who are developing into that.”
Bieber announced the tour’s cancellation on Monday and, although the rumor that he was taking time off to worship Jesus spread like wildfire, the singer has yet to confirm exactly why the tour was cancelled.
Mayer’s support of Bieber is a refreshing example of men supporting men in the music industry. I just wonder what the pet monkey Justin Bieber abandoned at Germany’s border in 2013 would have to say about all of this.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott