Back in March he announced he would no longer be doing fan meet and greets following his performances.And on Tuesday [highlight style=”pear-green”]Justin Beiber [/highlight] took to Instagram to share a lengthy message on why he is no longer taking any photos with his fans.’I realize people will be disappointed, but I don’t owe anybody a picture,’ the 22-year-old explained in the surprising post.
‘If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture I’m done taking pictures,’ the Canadian crooner began.’It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human, I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity,’ he explained.
Justin added: ‘and people who say “but I bought ur album” know that you got my album and you gut what you paid for AN ALBUM!”It doesn’t say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a photo. Justin Bieber,’ he wrote, to conclude the announcement.
But fans quickly took to commenting on the post, with some calling him a ‘pr*ck’ and a ‘douche’.Bieber promptly replied: ‘Years ago it was impossible to even take a picture at anytime not everyone was accessible to a camera now everyone has a camera phone and Now it’s just a different thing.
‘If you think setting boundaries is being a douche I’m the biggest douche around but I think it’s smart and will be the only way I last. I wanna enjoy life and not be a slave to the world and their demands of what they think I need to do!!’I love the fact that I am able to make people happy but common if you truly were in my position you would understand how tiring it is ( boo hoo Justin get over it) I’m going to keep making decisions I feel are fit for my growth and no human being will make me feel bad for it.’
The post comes one week after Amy Schumer had shared similar feelings after a particularly negative fan interaction.She posted a photo of the fan who had upset her, writing: ‘This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the s**t out of me. Put a camera in my face.’
‘I asked him to stop and he said ” no it’s America and we paid for you” this was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid.’She continued: ‘Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take picture with people anymore and it’s because of this dude in Greenville.’
Justin had also seemed to have foreshadowed the message, sharing an Instagram post a day before that simply read: ‘Value people.’And it comes after the Sorry hitmaker had decided to cancel all meet and greets on his Purpose Tour in a similar message shared in March.
Along with a snap from a meet and greet, Justin shared: ‘Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy..”Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.’
He continued: ‘The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised.”Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me..’ Justin wrote, adding: ‘And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen.’
He is currently traveling for his Purpose Tour, performing at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday and Wednesday, before continuing on to the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Canada on Friday. Meanwhile, his ex Selena Gomez still does two meet and greets at each show, before and after.
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