Trivial though it may seem, this brouhaha highlights a great flaw in the American system: You elect a monarch.
Abraham Foxman, the national director of Anti-Defamation League, reacting to the Bieber brouhaha, said as much.
According to the blog, she soon “backtracked” on her comments, deleting the Facebook thread, and calling the brouhaha “childish.”
1890, from French brouhaha (1550s), said by Gamillscheg to have been, in medieval theater, "the cry of the devil disguised as clergy." Perhaps from Hebrew barukh habba' "blessed be the one who comes," used on public occasions (cf. Psalm 118).
A noisy clamor; fuss; flap
[1950s+; fr French; possibly ultimately fr Hebrew baruch haba ''blessed are those who come (in the name of the Lord),'' Psalm 118, although the line of derivation is complex and tenuous]