Justin Bieber isn’t the kind of guy who makes threats without keeping them real, fans in Manchester should have known. Last August, the singer deleted his Instagram account with millions of followers after fans failed to accept his new girlfriend Sofia Richie.
Image: Sofia Richie
Bieber, 22, was forced to drop his mic and walk away from the stage in Manchester after fans booed him during a speech.
They wouldn’t just let a young man talk to them so he thought his songs won’t do any better, too.
The agitated crowd began to get restless while he was still talking and they couldn’t wait any longer for his angelic voice so Bieber got their reaction wrong.
Image shows Justin Bieber and girlfriend Sofia Richie.
Though he later returned to the stage and explained himself, the singer who’s on his “Purpose Tour” felt disrespected. He said: “I don’t mind cutting the bulls**t because I don’t need to talk. I’m just trying to engage, but if you guys don’t want to do that, we can just play the music.”
“Manc can’t handle the talking so I won’t talk,” he said after returning to the stage and kicking off the show with his hit song “Purpose”.
And fans didn’t waste time to vent their anger on Twitter while the tensed moment lasted. Some of them wrote:
In the end, Bieber had to talk again before closing with one last song.
The Canadian-American singer explained the situation, saying: “The reason why I was getting upset earlier was because I traveled across the whole world to come here and I dedicate my life to performing and bring smiles to people’s faces.
“I feel that people were just not giving me the same respect back and it hurts a little bit so that’s why. But we’re gonna end it on this last song… Baby”
As expected, fans have been divided in their opinions on whether Bieber’s reaction was justified after the crowd booed him. Some said he was right while others disagreed.
Here are a few tweets from fans:
justin didn’t perform purpose tonight because people were booing him, how inconsiderate can people be.. respect him#PurposeTourManchester
— grace (@biebrswilk) October 23, 2016
thanks God it is the last show in Manchester because seems like people there have no respect for Justin.#PurposeTourManchester
— hanna (@bizzleisboca) October 23, 2016
Guys, Justin wants to be heard. You need to respect when someone is trying to talk. #PurposeTourManchester
— Purpose World Tour (@JustinTourUpd) October 23, 2016
WHY ARE YOU PAYING TO BE AT A JUSTIN BIEBER CONCERT IF YOU DON’T WANNA HEAR JUSTIN BIEBER SPEAK!#PurposeTourManchester
— Jas (@jasminwaugh) October 23, 2016
It’s a concert. There will be screaming.#PurposeTourManchester
— (@lazyperrie) October 24, 2016
as if jb walked off stage and threw his mic! what a little pop star #PurposeTourManchester
— Tyler (@tylerxcooper) October 24, 2016
— Annie (@annie_broado) October 24, 2016
imagine hating your fans so much that you get angry at them for screaming at a concert..can’t relate #PurposeTourManchester
— jac (@idolizejade) October 24, 2016
The “What Do You Mean?” singer suffered the same fate from fans when he visited Birmingham last week. He has said SORRY many times and can’t understand why fans are always mad at him. Could it be love?
He told the “disrespectful” Birmingham fans: “Can you guys do me a favour? Can you relax for two seconds?
“I get it but I’m like two feet away from you. I appreciate all of the love but can you show it in a different way? Show you love me in a different way. Screaming is so obnoxious.
“If we could just scream after the song. Enjoy the song and scream after it’s done. Take a chill pill for a second and just let me speak. I don’t feel like I’m being heard sometimes and it gets a little frustrating.”
Image: Justin Bieber
Bieber angered his numerous fans last May after announcing he won’t be taking photos with them anymore. He gave reasons for his decision.
“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture. I’m done taking pictures,” he 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.”