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The New York Times is coming down hard on a couple of THG favorites.

First, the newspaper tore into the Kardashians, specifically their overpriced clothing boutique in SoHo. Now, it’s given an even worse grade to Justin Bieber for his five-song set at Z100’s Jingle Ball on Friday night.

Labeling Bieber’s voice as “disturbing,” the article went on to say Bieber’s singing sounded “grotesquely processed and seemed to be almost candidly lip-synched.” It continued:

Justin & Hailey at the Met Gala
“He showed an age-appropriate nervous system as he mussed his famous hair and shot jagged, rabbity glances around the stage as he worked. Beyond that his body language felt amateur-pedantic; right now he wants to teach the world how to Dougie and how to jerk, how to moonwalk and toe-stand.

“By the third song, “Eenie Meenie,” he was singing for real, with wobbly results; in “Baby,” the show ender, he tumbled off pitch.”

Ouch. Watch a couple of Bieber’s performances from the concert in question HERE and HERE and then chime in: Do you agree with the newspaper’s assessment?