Saturday 16 April 2011, 09:09 | By Andy Malt
CMU Beef Of The Week #61: Justin Bieber v the heathen paparazzi
Justin Bieber is in Israel, having performed in Tel Aviv earlier this week. You may have seen him in pictures snapped by members of the paparazzi – there certainly seem to have been a few of them around, if angry messages posted on Twitter by the Canadian pop star are anything to go by. He thinks the media could have afforded him some privacy whilst on holy ground, which is really expecting them to exercise some integrity, so of course he’s on a hiding to nothing.
Anyway, Bieber wrote: “You would think paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where Jesus did here in Israel. They should be ashamed of themselves. Take pictures of me eating but not in a place of prayer, ridiculous… People wait their whole lives for opportunities like this, why would they want to take that experience away from someone … Staying in the hotel for the rest of the week u happy?”
Following this outburst, Bieber announced that he would be taking a break from from Twitter. Not sure whether his decision to step back from the social networking site is to do with the rant or not. His explanatory post reads like this: “I’m just excited at this point to get on stage and perform. Gonna take a little break from Twitter and enjoy this time with my family until then”.
Last month Bieber apologised to fans (again via Twitter) after he displayed his middle finger to waiting paparazzi as he drove away from a restaurant where he’d been enjoying a birthday dinner with girlfriend Selena Gomez. I don’t like all this apologising and stepping back from things, I prefer angry Bieber. Isn’t it about time he went off the rails, or something?