Is it too late now to say, “Sorry”? Ok, just had to put that one there! Justin Bieber hasn’t been the height of mental stability recently, or for the past months, or in forever, and his recent antics towards fans left some with a bitter taste in their mouth.
You remember the hullabaloo that was created when the Baby singer deactivated his Instagram account after fans started trolling his girlfriend-for-the-weekend, Sofia Richie? Well, it seems that Justin went off on his fans once again, because this time he decided to drop his mic and walk off stage after his screaming fans refused to pipe down and the Biebs couldn’t keep talking. Well, isn’t that because he was supposed to be singing?
The incident took place in Manchester, England on October 23, when he was rambling on about the reason he named his tour The Purpose Tour and how all of it was important for him to stand there and preach. His English fans, of course, were excited to have the young man in their presence, all the way from across the Atlantic. But he would have none of it, and after requesting that they stop screaming and with them of course, not listening, he decided to just walk off. Justin, this is supposed to be a pop concert, not an evangelical gathering of the lost sheep. Just sayin’.
Anyway, he was later apologetic, probably because his management and record label had enough of his antics, and took to Twitter in a now-deleted post to explain himself and clarify that he wasn’t angry or disappointed with his fans. Part of his note read:
People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is … people try to twist things. some people don’t want to listen. But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak of what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience justice.
There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human … There’s times when I get upset … times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be frustrated. But I’m always going to be myself on this stage.
He then ended his note by saying:
All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit. Certain cities aren’t going to want to hear me out, and you know, sometimes it’s my job to just say, “Hey, I’m not going to try and force anything”.
He then went on to thank his fans for attending his brief concert. Though he is a “man”, he needs to realize that these screaming fans are the reason he is where he is today (as repeatedly pointed out by his ex, Selena Gomez). He also needs to understand that he is not the first pop superstar and that there are have been a number of them who have dealt with more crazy admirers all the time, and yet came out of it without getting “upset” or “angry”. But then again, pop stars always make it about themselves.