VIDEO DISCUSSION: The Jamaican Dancehall Community is piping mad at Justin Bieber's 23-year-old choreographer, Parris Goebel
The Jamaican Dancehall Community believes that pop star Justin Beiber's choreographer, Parris Goebel, should be the one saying, "I'm Sorry". While clearly being influenced by dancehall and using at least 10 dancehall moves in the Justin Beiber music video according to The Jamaica Star, Goebel should apologize for not acknowledging dancehall's influence in her interview in Rolling Stone magazine.
When asked where she got her inspiration from she said:
"I don't really like to anticipate or prepare things. For me, it's all about being impulsive with exactly how I feel at that moment, with the song or the people around me. I'm always inspired by the moment — the song, the people around me, the imagery in the room — it's all about that moment."
Dancehall fans were not having it and blasted her on Instagram so much so she threatened to block people because of their negativity. And in a Facebook post she tried to defend herself saying in part:
"If you know me personally or have worked with me before you will know that I love dancehall and have such a huge respect and passion for it. A lot of my routines before Sorry have been inspired by dancehall," just know I have the most respect and love for dancehall and I am sad to think people think I am using and stealing which I am not. When I teach my classes or talk to people I always speak my inspiration for this style and culture. If you are still finding it hard to understand I don't know what else to say. Good luck. People are literally attacking and threatening me over this which is not fair at all. I know I have a good heart and good intention..."
Some fans are still not convinced and want a formal apology. What do you guys think?