Becoming a big star in any field at a young age can usually screw somebody up, but for the Hanson boys, it seems like the success of “MMMBop” 25 years ago just made them very particular about music. They’ve kind of earned the right to be a bit snobbish, since they did put out a massively popular song a very long time ago, but everybody should make a point to avoid getting on Hanson’s bad side because those boys can be vicious. Last year, they felt the need to declare that nobody has ever made a good cover of “MMMBop,” and now they’ve fired a classic Hanson burn in the direction of a slightly more relevant artist who also used to be an adorable teenage moppet.
As reported by Page Six, the Hansons appeared on an Australian radio station recently and played a self-explanatory game called “Whose Song Is It Anyway?” with the program’s hosts. The Hanson boys weren’t confident in their abilities, though, noting that they don’t listen to a lot of “modern” music. That became evident as the game progressed, with the brothers failing to recognize Justin Bieber’s remix of the song “Despacito.” When they discovered that Bieber was involved with the track, one of the Hansons admitted that he was “glad” that he couldn’t recognize it, adding, “I prefer not to get any venereal diseases so whenever Justin Bieber gets near me or near my ears…it’s just ear infections, they’re terrible.” They later referred to this phenomenon as “chlamydia of the year” and noted that “it sucks.”
Hopefully, Justin Bieber will fire back with some kind of a mean burn of his own, at which point all of these cute boys can finally jump into a full-blown feud.