Back when my wife and I used to watch American Idol with her family every week, I had a staunch policy of not supporting any contestants under the age of 18, regardless of talent or the competition. My gut feeling was that 16 is just too young for most people to have that much attention focused on them. If they were good, take a shot at it in another couple of years.
A few years on, a couple of years of college ministry later, my gut hasn’t changed. (Well, my inner gut. We’ll pass over my waist size in silence.) I still think being too famous too early is an unfortunate turn of events.
My evidence? Justin Bieber and Anne Frank.
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