Justin Bieber has pissed off the fans. Bieber announced that he wouldn’t take pictures with fans anymore. Here’s the statement that was given via instagram (because who needs to a publicist to release a statement):
“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture. I’m done taking pictures. 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 to keep my sanity. I realize people will be disappointed, but I don’t owe anybody a picture. And people who say, ‘But I bought ur album,” know that you got my album and you got what you paid for… AN ALBUM! It doesn’t say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a photo.”
There is a fine line between getting a picture with your favorite celebrity and stalking a celebrity. Why I think it’s good for a celebrity to embrace their fans and to “give back” to them, it’s important for the fans to respect them without making feel like they aren’t people. If you were famous, wouldn’t you want to be treated like a person?
I think that Bieber had the right idea with this but could have done it in a more profound statement rather than just say “I’m done.” By just doing that, you just look like a tool. Sure, you explained why but it’s overshadowed by how you did it with no warning and your actions. Bieber, you just cancelled your meet and greets then dropped this bomb shell.
Bieber had the right idea and I totally understand where he is coming from because he trying to get some sort of sanity back. Sadly, in his field, there isn’t a whole lot of room for that no matter how hard you try. Either you learn of ways to cope with it, without totally cutting out your fans, or you leave it. This actually starts another conversation that of how this generation wants their 15 minutes of fame but doesn’t want all that goes with it.
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