I went to the cinema the other day with Luis, one of my best friends. We both were ‘80s kids and (like most boys back then) we were bitten by the martial arts craze that hit like a cyclone on the strength of movies like “The Karate Kid”.
Thus, we went to see the remake not because we thought it would be any good but (much like the new A-Team movie) we were curious about how an icon of our generation would be presented to kids today.
Leaving aside that the movie was an obvious vehicle for Will Smith to promote his son Jaden, and that Jackie Chan did very little fighting (not to mention that the movie should have been called “The Kung Fu Kid”), we were surprised at how entertaining it was. What the heck, children and their parents were clapping and hollering all through the tournament at the end.
So, the movie went more smoothly than we expected. Except for something.
Justin Bieber. He had a song in.
And it was a duet. With Jaden Smith.
Now, if the site I am about to introduce you to did not exist the chances of me or my friend creating one like it after that unfortunate incident would have been quite high.
Named Shaved Bieber, it is an extension for your browser that eliminates mentions of the teen idol as you are browsing the Web.
This tool is available both as a Firefox add-on and as a Chrome extension, not to mention that you can use a bookmarklet and become a vigilante all by yourself.
Before you leave a comment below, I would like you to actually watch The Karate Kid and see if you can come up with an actual justification for the inclusion of Bieber’s song. Then, tell me if you can really say that a service like this one is really unwarranted.