Justin Bieber Mistreating His Fans: A History
The “Sorry” singer sure knows how to show his appreciation…
Because a video recently surfaced of Justin Bieber getting irate with a gift-hurling Belieber (which we’ll get to in a moment), we thought now was as good a time as any to revisit all the moments the pop star just couldn’t stand his fans.
So, let’s take a cringe-worthy stroll down memory lane…
Slapping Away Cameras
Back in 2011, a fan spotted the then-17-year-old crooner with then-girlfriend Selena Gomez at a 7 Eleven checking out the snack selection. But as soon as Bieber realized the fan was documenting the encounter, he got in a huff and slapped the camera away. Granted being filmed constantly is likely a serious headache, but resorting to this?
Groping a Fan at a Meet-and-Greet?
In early 2013, a photo surfaced of Justin kissing a fan on the cheek. Innocent enough, right? That is, until you notice where the pop star’s hand is… Now it’s possible this is just a matter of terrible timing or an accident. But we can’t completely ignore the possibility that this could just be some incredibly inappropriate behavior on the part of the crooner.
The young girl, named Jocelyn, was quick to defend Bieber, tweeting, “Let me clear this up for people who can’t read, NO I did NOT ask Justin to touch my boobs.”
That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
It’s that time of year again… Justin Bieber is another year older and I’m still here lol. Happy 21st birthday to my love 😭 I can’t believe the first time I ever saw him in person he was only 16, where has the time gone? …Well, this wouldn’t be a post dedicated to Justin without the iconic pic of him grabbing my boob, enjoy. Love you Justin (づ｡◕‿‿◕｡)づ
Playing Video Games While Fans Wait
Later that year, Bieber arrived two hours late to a performance at the 02 Arena in London, England because he had “locked himself in his dressing room to play computer games,” according to a source with the Daily Mail. Because the concert was delayed, hundreds of fans had left by the time the crooner took the stage, school nights being what they are.
Another Daily Mail source claimed Bieber told staffers. “It’s my gig and I will go out when I want to.”
Spitting on Fans?
Remember this little episode? The Biebs was holed up at a hotel in Toronto, Canada where he and his posse were partying out on the balcony. And when fans showed up below hoping for a glimpse of their idol, Justin reportedly spit on them.
Now, the pop star’s reps refuted the claims that the then-20-year-old singer was aiming for his fandom, but the photos kinda speak for themselves.
Storming Out of a Concert
Last year, during a particularly messy week, Justin pulled the plug on a concert in Oslo, Norway after just one song because excited fans apparently didn’t realize he was trying to clean up some water spilled on stage. Getting steamed because you’re trying to clean up a spill while people are touching you does sound a bit annoying, but canceling a show? After just one song? After fans have paid for tickets and waited to see you?!
Incase you’re having a bad day, just be grateful that Justin Bieber isn’t your idol. pic.twitter.com/98zMC0jAl8
— Shady Music Facts (@musicnews_shade) October 29, 2015
Tossing a Fan’s Gift Out a Car Window
That’s right. In recent weeks a video surfaced of Justin casually throwing a fan’s present out his car window while leaving his hotel in New York.
Let’s back up. It’s true, the fan did hurl the gift in his car window, which would make anyone hesitant to hold onto it. But footage of his reaction is pretty cold, even considering the circumstances.
Justin Bieber threw a fan’s gift out the window… 😰 pic.twitter.com/xBYYWgX5zj
— Shady Music Facts (@musicnews_shade) May 23, 2016