Justin Bieber "feels like a zoo animal" when taking pictures with fans in public

Published Wednesday, May 11 2016, 07:59 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Justin Bieber has said he's done taking photos with fans who approach him in public.

The 21-year-old singer took to Instagram overnight to say although he knew fans would be disappointed, the constant attention made him feel like a "zoo animal" and needed to adopt this new policy for his own sanity.

Justin Bieber sports dreadlocks to the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles, 3rd April 2016

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He explained: "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 recognise me as a human. I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to to keep my sanity.

"I realise 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."

The 'Baby' singer later shared a post he'd received criticising his decision and saying it was the life he had signed up to. The poster also said he owed his fans the chance to take a photo.

Justin Bieber performs at the 2016 Purpose World Tour at Staples Center on March 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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But Justin replied by saying in this day and age of smartphone technology, everybody had a camera and the attention could be relentless.

"Years ago it was impossible to even take a picture at anytime not everyone was accessible to a camera now everyone has a camera phone and now it's just a different thing," he said.

"If you think setting boundaries is being a douche, I'm the biggest douche around but I think it's smart and will be the only way I last. I wanna enjoy life and not be a slave to the world and their demands of what they think I need to do!! I love the fact that I am able to make people happy but c'mon, if you truly were in my position you would understand how tiring it is (boo hoo Justin get over it.)

"I'm going to keep making decisions I feel are fit for my growth and no human being will make me feel bad for it."



Braekess you are so right btw your Instagram name is fire. Years ago it was impossible to even take a picture at anytime not everyone was accessible to a camera now everyone has a camera phone and Now it's just a different thing.If you think setting boundaries is being a douche I'm the biggest douche around but I think it's smart and will be the only way I last. I wanna enjoy life and not be a slave to the world and their demands of what they think I need to do!! I love the fact that I am able to make people happy but cmon if you truly were in my position you would understand how tiring it is ( boo hoo Justin get over it) I'm going to keep making decisions I feel are fit for my growth and no human being will make me feel bad for it.

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