Justin Bieber’s fans AKA Beliebers are a bit of a strange bunch aren’t they?
They seem to be constantly treading a fine line between love and hate, the love is an overwhelming obsession of a young singer who they idolise and the hatred floods through them as soon as any girl gets even remotely close to him.
Take his current relationship with Sofia Ritchie. For some reason or another (definitely jealousy), they did not take very kindly to his new S.O.
Was it because they were bothered about the fact that when he was getting up close and personal with Ritchie she was 17, when the age of consent is 18 in California?
Nope, of course not. They were pissed that it wasn’t them.
In a mix of frustration and overflowing teenage hormones, his fans began harassing Richie and posting extremely horrible comments under any of their photos together.
So Bieber decided to issue a warning to his crazy AF fans:
I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people I like.
This didn’t make things any better and even Justin’s ex Selena Gomez got needlessly involved, commenting:
If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol—it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.
Then Bieber replied: “It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love.”
Anyway, after all these playground antics, Bieber followed through with his threat and deleted his Instagram, along with his 77 million fans.
And now the friction between him and his fans has spilled over, after Bieb was snapped with Richie.
— Allison Bieber (@allison_moore02) August 28, 2016
It was top of trending on Twitter with the hashtag #justinssextapeleakedparty, but there was one small problem with it…there wasn’t a sex tape, far from it.
It turned out that it was just a few photos of Justin with Sofia, who recently turned 18, getting intimate.
And the fans were just pissed that it wasn’t them, with this tweet pretty much summing up his fans delusion:
— karlee steel (@karleesteel) August 28, 2016
Many called him out for not doing this in private:
When justin says he wants privacy yet he doing everything in public
— . (@Armanibiebss) August 28, 2016
— ㅤ (@hypedkidrauhl) August 28, 2016
If you want privacy stop doing everything in public #justinssextapeleakedparty
— ️ (@pattienmallette) August 28, 2016
— katie (@talismancabello) August 28, 2016
— e (@wthgiIinsky) August 28, 2016
Though it’s probably worth pointing out that this was clearly shot with a very long lens by paparazzi, just like when they managed to get a picture of his dick in a private resort in Bora Bora. Everyone has a reaosonable expectation to privacy at the end of the day.
However, this didn’t stop fans getting unnecessarily nasty towards Sofia:
— Selena (@SelenaSlayys) August 28, 2016
— baby b (@adoregomez) August 28, 2016
— kiara (@AllJustinCrews) August 28, 2016
They just seem to know how to take things way too far:
— Apple (@hottestbiebah) August 28, 2016
It’s a vicious circle really, the more they attack him, the more he retreats, the more he retreats, the more they want him.
It’s a dangerous obsession that makes you wonder why people haven’t realised that this might be why he’s gone off the rails in recent years?
There’s no chance of normality for stars like Bieber in this day and age, and I for one wouldn’t trade my life for everything that comes with this admiration, fame and fortune.
You’ve almost got to sorry for Justin, almost.