By Lucy Caulkett-
Justin Bieber fends off the backlash against his decision to walk off stage in Manchester last week in a tweeter message to his 80 million plus fans.
Bieber says the right things but behaves wrongly. His request to fans in Manchester to listen was right, but his decision to exit the stage was wrong.
Similarly, his long explanatory and tweeter message to his fans was right, but his decision to later delete it was wrong. So, here we have the up and down Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber efforts to fend off the backlash he received after he walked off stage during a gig in Manchester on 23 October was positive. Bieber posted an apologetic and explanatory message on tweeter before deleting it later.
The Canadian-born star faced a backlash from fans after asking them to stop screaming during his show at the Manchester Arena and then left the stage. At the time, the star said: “You can scream as much as you want afterwards, but while I’m singing try and stay quiet.”
Explaining his actions, Bieber said on his tweeter page: “People tend to want to shut you down. 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.”
He continued: “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”.
Writing ungrammatically, Bieber started by saying ”There’s(instead of there are times) times when I get upset … times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be frustrated. But I’m always going to be myself on this stage.” This explanation was all about the way he walked off stage in Manchester.
Responding to the negative reaction to his stage exit, Bieber wrote: “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 understanding, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing.”
Bieber has always been an unpredictable character, switching on and off at his fans depending on his mood and their behaviour. The backlash against him is not surprising. Belieber fans are not always the most emotionally stable, to be honest. They get overly excited when this teenager who sometimes throws tantrums, turns up. They can’t be blamed because for all of Bieber’s occasional immaturity, he does write and sing heart -warming tunes.
He connects with his fans through his music, and it is something they love him for. Walking off stage is not the one when a multitude of fans have paid through their teeth to come and watch you.It’s not the reaction of a star fans want to see.
At the same time, Bieber desire for his fans to tone things down and listen to his words is not unreasonable. It is an expression of his desire to be fully appreciated and listened to. After all, he is human, like he says. He will sometimes say the wrong things, though in Manchester he did the wrong thing, not say the wrong thing.
This time, Bieber deleted his sensitive apology, instead of leaving it on there. Did he feel embarrassed , or why delete such a sweet apologetic message?
Justin Bieber says the right thing but behaved wrongly. The tweeter apology was sweet but deleted it later was wrong. The demand for fans to listen and not scream
Only a few months ago, Justin Bieber deleted his Instagram account after fans were critical of his girlfriend.
He then engaged her in an open spat on social media. Justin Bieber has faced backlashes on a number of occasions under similar circumstances in which he looses his patience with his fans. Bieber is still a growing lad and should not be expected to behave perfectly or anything remotely close. He wil trip up from time to time. His fans will always turn up to his shows in numbers no matter what, but it is up to him to handle them appropriately. Perhaprs he should do a song about fans not screaming too much.
Justin Bieber finished the last leg of his Glasgow tour in the Uk, after which he visited pubs in the area and treated his entourage to grand meals. He heads to Dublin for shows on Tuesday and Wednesday