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John Mayer Defends Justin Bieber’s Decision To Cancel His Tour

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:

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.

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


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