Justin Bieber may be “done taking pictures” with fans, but that didn’t stop Beliebers from crowding around the singer and taking photos of him as he ate lunch in Australia.
Bieber was out in Australia when fans could be seen chasing him from car to Chargrill Charlie’s restaurant, clearly upset by fans haranguing him and ‘touching his face’.
Photos show that Bieber needed a police escort to form a barrier while he dined, while other footage shows him telling the crowd: “The more you guys scream and act like animals, the less we can have a conversation.”
Bieber’s relationship with fans has hit a boiling point over the last two years: Near the beginning of the Purpose tour, the star suspended meet-and-greets due to safety concerns. He ditched (and then rejoined) Instagram because the community became too rabid. He’s briefly left stages when crowds become too unruly and while in London, a bizarre memorabilia scout collected a used milk glass to sell on eBay. Fame and fortune aside, it’s not the most enviable way to live. Last May, Bieber wrote on Instagram, “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.” Just last week he told a fan that they ‘made him feel sick’ for attempting to take a selfie.
Bieber also made headlines this week when he shared footage of him dancing topless with an elderly lady to Kanye West and Jay Z’s ‘N****s in Paris‘, while Ed Sheeran shared a story about him ‘getting hammered and hitting Bieber in the face with a golf club‘.
A man impersonating Justin Bieber online was also charged with over 900 child sex offences.
He’ll be returning to the UK this summer to play huge shows at London’s Hyde Park and at Cardiff Stadium in June and July.