Justin Bieber has this new thing, don’t know if you’ve heard about it, where he is extremely rude to his fans that pay good money to hear him sing his songs in concert.
It’s all very disappointing, but hey, it is Justin Bieber that we’re talking about.
In one concert earlier this month, Justin got his feelings hurt when he was trying to tell a story and his fans wouldn’t stop freaking out about his existence.
“Can you guys do me a favor?” he asked. “Can you guys relax for about two seconds?”
“I get it, I get it,” he said, “but I’m like two feet away from you. And I can hear you.”
“I appreciate all the love, it’s amazing, but can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious.”
He asked his fans that “if you could just scream after the song, enjoy the song, and then take a chill pill for a second and listen to me speak.”
Poor Justin complained that “I don’t feel like I’m being heard sometimes, and it gets a little frustrating.”
Aww, what a sad, sad story, huh? But just wait, because it gets worse.
A couple of days after Justin went on this rant, he went on another for the same reason: because he was trying to talk, and people were too excited to be silent.
“I’ll just get to singing,” he told his fans with anger in his voice and rage in his heart.
“I don’t mind cutting the bullsh-t because I don’t need to talk. I’m just trying to engage, but if you guys don’t want to do that then we can just play the music.”
And then, a couple of days after that, this vicious cycle repeated itself.
“I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love, I appreciate the kind things,” he scolded his fans. “But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you.”
“I don’t think it’s necessary,” he went on, “when I’m trying to say something and you guys are screaming. I feel like I wanna connect with you.”
“The point of the no-screaming thing is that when I’m looking at you in the eyes you know that we’re actually having a moment and having a connection.”
What does Justin keep expecting to happen? He keeps saying that he wants to have a connection and he wants to be heard, but he’s playing concerts to thousands of people. There’s no way for them to have any kind of real exchange.
Hence the screaming.
It seems like a pretty simple problem to understand, but Justin is still struggling with it.
He even wrote this long note on Twitter to try to express his feelings. But be warned: it’s real douchey.
“People tend to want to shut you down,” he began. “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 from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience any justice.”
“There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human. But I don’t pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don’t say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I’d be a robot, and I’m just, I’m not a robot.”
“There’s times when I get upset … times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be myself on this stage.”
“When people try to twist things and say, ‘Justin’s angry at his fans. He doesn’t want his fans to scream’ that’s not at all what I was doing.”
“All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit. Certain people … 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 to force anything.'”
“I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understand, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing.”
So it sounds like he finally got a crowd to listen when he told them not to scream.
It only took three immature, insulting rants and losing a whole lot of fans to do it.