Justin Bieber’s James Dean Homage Is All Cigarettes, Smolder, And Swag

Justin Bieber paid homage to James Dean on Instagram.

Justin Bieber, James Dean. James Dean, Justin Bieber. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Justin Bieber must have been hitting his Netflix studies hard this weekend, because he shared an homage to James Dean, the star of “Rebel Without A Cause,” on Instagram. That’s the 1950s classic about the hormonal teens who wear the sh** out of their jeans, right? Mmmm, that’s right.

“This is James Dean inspired. Don’t ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don’t,” JB ‘splains in the caption, which, um, PHEW. Our mom voice (see “GO TO SLEEP RIGHT NOW“) at the CANCER STICK dangling from his mouth was next-level shrill before we saw that.

While Wiki-binging on James Dean (not to be confused with James Deen, the adult-film star in Lindsay Lohan’s triumphant comeback, “The Canyons“), we discovered that he and the “Confident” crooner have something else in common: street racing, a dangerous activity that actually ended the Hollywood actor’s life at the age of 24.

Allow us to roll down the window of our figurative minivan so that the 20-year-old singer can hear us loud and clear: Justin Bieber, please keep your James Dean homage to sexy white t-shirts, slicked-back hair, and UNLIT cigs. Thanks!

Photo credit: Justin Bieber’s Instagram