Justin Bieber is asking his fans for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The Biebs is enforcing his very own “Selfie Law” after being hassled by some of his dedicated fan base for a simple photo op.
Justin Bieber has made the effort to get on the good graces of his fans after his several run-ins with the law back in 2013. Now, it looks like the Biebs is looking for some respect from his own fans. The “Where Are U Now” singer took to his Snapchat account to employ a new “Selfie Law,” which he created after his encounter with his obsessed fans in Australia. Bieber said in the videos that he wish that his fans would practice some “common decency” if they wanted to take a photo with the Canadian pop star.
“The way that you ask or approach me when you want a photo with me is gonna determine if I take a photo or not. Usually the chances are I’ll take a photo but if perhaps I don’t, or I’m not in the mood to take a photo that moment, please just respect me and just treat me the way you want to be treated.”
The Biebs didn’t stop there, though. In his efforts to spread the “Selfie Law,” the crooner also shared some of his “Selfie Commandents,” as noted on a report via Jezebel.
- “If you start screaming louder, that’s not gonna make me take a photo more. I wanna enjoy the moment just as you’re enjoying the moment, but I can’t enjoy it if I’m not feeling like there’s any respect given to me at that moment.”
- “If you’re asking kindly, usually the chances are I’ll take a photo…BUT if perhaps I don’t or I’m in a mood where I’m not trying to take a photo in that moment, please just respect me and treat me the way that you’d want to be treated.”
- “Honestly, I’d rather stand there and talk to you for five minutes and not take any photos and us be able to have that moment rather than just chaos.”
- “It’s like, why did you travel to see me in the first place? Was it really to see me, or was it to get that moment to see me so that you could tell people about it.”
In case you don’t want to read the lengthy memorandum, all Justin Bieber is asking is for some respect. He just wants his fans to politely ask him for a photo, and to respect his wishes if he’s not in the mood to take one. Bieber has also revealed in his Snapchat videos that he would much rather talk to his fans and get to know them instead of just take photos with them.
There are also times when the Biebs may not have the time to stop and chat with his friends or take a photo. There may be an appointment or meeting that he has to get to. And, when Bieber obliges to taking a photo, it’s never just one photo. Usually fans take more than one, taking up the Biebs’ precious time. It also makes the pop star feel like a caged animal at the zoo, especially if his fans just gawk at him.
However, a report via Unreality TV believes that the “Boyfriend” singer went about asking for respect the wrong way. According to contributor Nick Barnes, Justin shouldn’t have used social media as his way of enforcing rules and asking for respect. It just makes Justin look somewhat whiny and bratty.
The last time that Justin Bieber was caught complaining was behind-the-scenes during his performance on the Today Show, just earlier this month. The singer’s microphone secretly caught him complaining about the director. A video showing Bieber’s rant quickly went viral on social media, just moments after he performed his new single, “What Do You Mean” at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza.
Some would defend the Biebs’ actions since he was upset that the director didn’t show off his dance moves. Instead, the camera was focused on his face. Both fans and viewers likely wanted to see Bieber perform, but didn’t catch a glimpse of his full performance, which could have left them underwhelmed.
On the other hand, some would argue that Justin should’ve remained professional, withholding his rant while the mic was on.
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