Steampunk is now officially dead (you can blame Justin Bieber)

The pixie-esque pop star has just released a video for "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and, for some reason, he's fashioned himself as a a singing elf in St. Nick's ridiculous steampunk workshop. And in one fell swoop, the Bieber has invalidated a whole subculture.

There are some things you just can't un-see, and I'm pretty sure this video's one of them. I'm not sure what's more ludicrous: the idea that Bieber needs some Hellboy-meets-Iron Man power glove to do not very much work at all in Santa's spacefaring workship or that the terrific Arthur Christmas got saddled with this little ditty.

I'm sorry, steampunkers, but this stink isn't going to fade. Maybe you can take up model building ...

(via Gawker)

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