Is it really newsworthy that a popular music figure is being mocked in the mages of MAD Magazine, where they invented the pop culture mockery?The AP says Yes!
Ficarra said it made sense to put the 16-year-old singer on the cover of issue No. 508 and then playfully mock and satirize him within the pages, too.
“We like to do what we call Zeitgeist covers. When we found that his movie was debuting just about the same time we would be coming with the issue,” it all fell into place, Ficarra said. “We knew he’d be all over the place.”
The issue is bound to be a best-seller with Bieber on the cover, Ficarra said.
Put it this way, we’d be more surprised if Justin Bieber WASN’T in MAD. The Usual Gang of Idiots are not so idiotic after all.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.