Martha Stewart's Roast of Justin Bieber Was Remarkable

March 31, 2015 2:44 PM

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If last night’s broadcast of the Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber is any indication, Martha Stewart has entered a new phase of her career — and it’s one that’s defined by subverting her image. Call it an unexpected, welcome turn from a star whose perceived image of chilly perfection has too long been ripe for mockery by others. At last, Stewart seems to be in on the joke.

A transcript of Stewart’s remarks last night is available at PEOPLE; it revealed the homemaking entrepreneur as someone who was alternately extremely vulgar—remarkably so, given the public sense of her—and wittily aware of her history. Stewart has, in general, tried to put her 2004-05 prison sentenc...

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