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People in the news media are confused. Perhaps you can help them. It all began with a Christmas Eve tweet from the 19-year-old megastar saying he was officially retiring.
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Justin Bieber arrives for the world premiere of "Justin Bieber's BELIEVE," in this December 18, 2013 file photo at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live in Los Angeles, California. AFP
Help. Is Justin Bieber retiring?
People in the news media are confused. Perhaps you can help them.
It all began with this Christmas Eve (December 24) tweet from Justin Bieber to his 47 million (that's right, 47 million) twitter followers.
That means, his career is finished, right? The tweet seems to confirm what he told a Los Angeles radio station last week when he said he was "quitting music, quitting everything," saying: "I'm going to go (play) golf."
But then, shortly afterwards, came this tweet.
And shortly afterward, he tweeted "I"M HERE FOREVER".
Now, I'm confused too.
Some entertainment writers think the retirement tweet was a hoax. They note that it came shortly after his concert documentary movie “Justin Bieber’s Believe” was released in movie theatres and Justin did spend a lot of time yesterday promoting it in his twitter account.
Still, young Justin – he's only 19 years old – has had a lot of negative publicity this year and maybe he's tired of it.
What do you think?
Adapted from agency stories
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confused: unable to understand something or think clearly about it - สับสน
documentary: a film, television programme, set of photos that deals with real people and events - สารคดี
entertainment: fun; behaviour or activities that are not serious but come from a sense of enjoyment - ความบันเทิง, ความสนุกสนาน
forever: for all time in the future, or for as long as you can imagine - ตลอดไป
hoax: a plan to deceive someone, such as telling the police there is a bomb somewhere when there is not one, or a trick - การหลอกลวง,เล่ห์กระเท่ห์,เล่ห์เหลี่ยม
media: radio, television, newspaper, the Internet, considered as a group - สื่อ
negative: bad - ที่เป็นด้านลบ
premiere: showing or performing a film or play for the first time - การแสดงรอบปฐมทัศน์
publicity: attention in magazines, newspapers, or television - การเผยแพร่
release: the act of making something available to the public - การนำออกแสดง, การออกวางจำหน่าย
retirement: the time when you stop working, especially because of old age - เกษียณอายุ, การอำลาวงการ