Throughout his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber has slowly regressed from apologetic comeback kid to angsty pop star who will happily shove you despite your connections to Atlanta women. The 22-year-old announced on Instagram yesterday that he was done with fans taking pictures of him, because it makes him feel like a “zoo animal.”
“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture I’m done taking pictures.” Bieber writes. “It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human.”
He also responds to the idea that fans deserve pictures because they brought Purpose. His answer is, fairly, no: You bought an album, not Bieber. “It doesn’t say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a picture.”
In a following Instagram post responding to an indignant commenter, Bieber explained that his frustrations has been building for a while.
“If you think setting boundaries is being a douche I’m the biggest douche around,” he writes, “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!!”
Late March, Bieber canceled meet-and-greets and explained it made him feel “drained and unhappy.” Bieber has to pull it together, though: He’s still scheduled to tour the world all the way until December. Fans will have to settle for a “Hi, Biebs!” for the rest of the year.
Braekess you are so right btw your Instagram name is fire. 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 cmon 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.
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