Justin Bieber Is Refused Mario Theme Song Privileges by Nintendo
It is entirely possible that Justin Bieber is not used to hearing the word ‘no’ too often, but Nintendo had no problem refusing his request to use the Super Mario Bros theme song in his upcoming movie “Never Say Never”. Apparently Nintendo executives are not suffering from Bieber fever enough to allow him to use the song, even for a short 15 second stint, not willing to get the advertising opportunity, regardless of Bieber’s reach.
The movie is a Justin Bieber 3D concert and life documentary, and while we’re sure every teenage girl on the planet will want to see it, we’re not so sure that it makes him a face for Nintendo, particularly the NES, one of Nintendo’s early achievements that occurred prior to Bieber’s birth. Nintendo does not allow the use of their renowned video game music to be used just anywhere, they are highly selective, and rarely say yes.
Now, this is not to say that Justin Bieber is not respected as an artist, quite the contrary, but it takes a particular brand of personality to pull of Nintendo, not just ultra popularity and talent, something which Bieber has in abundance. While many people are scratching their head wondering why Nintendo feels this way since Beiber is the right age to promote Nintendo, we’ll just have to trust that the Nintendo marketing team has some very good reason for their decision.