Justin Bieber's fans are seriously divided after footage of a fan encounter in Melbourne saw the singer tell 20-year-old Belieber Sabah Helal, "you make me sick".
JB has made no secret about the fact privacy is his number one priority in life now, after he stopped all backstage meet and greets, no longer poses for selfies with fans, but has he gone too far this time? His statement to fans read: ‘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 keep my sanity.’
But when Sabah saw Biebs step out of a car near Crown Casino in Melbourne she jumped at the chance to grab a selfie with him anyway. However, things didn’t go quite as planned and she's gone to the media with footage of the nasty incident:
‘He wasn’t in a good mood and was adamant that he wouldn’t take a photo with me,’ she told The Herlad Sun. Bieber told her, ‘You’re invading my privacy, I don’t want a photo.’
Helal admitted she knew he wasn’t interested in taking a photo at all but ‘I told him, I was going to take the photo anyway.’ But when she started snapping away, Bieber replied, ‘Look at you, you make me sick’.
The fans mum said she was ‘disgusted’ with the singer adding: ‘My daughter was bawling her eyes out. She was dying to meet him and then he humiliated her, ‘After years of supporting him, my daughter will never see him again in concert.’
Woah! That's ice cold! But fans have come down on both sides of the fence, with some saying he's wrong for treating her like that, while others say she's at fault for not respecting his wishes.
You can watch the video HERE and decide who is to blame...
In contrast, Bieber was more than happy to chat to fans and chill out in public in Perth. He shared a number of the pics on his Instagram too! Was he just having a bad day when he ran into this fan?
Hopefully the rest of Bieber's tour in Australia goes a bit better!
This article originally appeared on New Idea.