Hanson Calls Justin Bieber’s Music “Chlamydia Of The Ear”

Justin Bieber & Luis Fonsi's "Despacito"
Justin Bieber jumps on the remix of Luis Fonsi's chart-conquering "Despacito."

Sounds like Hanson has been vaccinated against Bieber Fever. The band of brothers responsible for the 90’s banger “MMMbop” got catty when talking about Justin Bieber and the state of modern music during a recent interview. The teen heartthrobs were invited to play a game of Whose Song is it Anyway, a simple game that turned shady when the brothers had to identify music that has topped the charts since the first (and last) time they did in 1997. When asked to identify this week’s chart-topper “Despacito,” they delivered a cutting critique of the featured crooner. “Can I just say I’m glad I didn’t know what that was,” one of the brothers said after failing to identify the Bieb’s feature on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s smash hit.

“I prefer not to get any venereal diseases so whenever Justin Bieber gets near me or near my ears… it’s just ear infections, they’re terrible,” they said. Since they were in Australia, the conversation inevitably turned to koalas, who are apparently carriers of the chlamydia virus. This led to the group’s official diagnosis. Listening to Justin Bieber results in “chlamydia of the ear.” Ironic coming from a group of one hit wonders who have struggled to regain relevancy since the end of the ’90s.

The brother’s diss comes off as a bit of a cheap attempt to stir up some controversy for their Australian tour. Justin has yet to deign the former boy band worthy of a response. Guess he’s too busy enjoying his latest tenure at the top of the charts and cooking up hits for his upcoming LP. He may not know the lyrics to his latest hit, but at least he remembers what it feels like to be on top. Check out the rest of Hanson’s interview here.

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