I was really hoping that Justin Bieber’s horrific “Son of God” chest tattoo would be the only “noteworthy” Bieber story of the week — but sadly, it seems I was mistaken.
Before one of his Barcelona performances on Tuesday night, Bieber was en route to the concert venue when he encountered a mob of fans. One of the fans approached the vehicle as Bieber was rolling down the window, and attempted to touch him. Bieber promptly punched the guy in the face.
In footage following the incident (which was obtained by TMZ), the fan appears to be bleeding from his mouth.
Justin tweeted out a cryptic message following the incident, which he later deleted. The message read:
There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human. But I don’t pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don’t say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I’d be a robot, and I’m just, I’m not a robot. There’s times when I get upset… times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be frustrated. But I’m always going to be myself on this stage.
So … I guess that’s Bieber’s way of excusing himself for punching a stranger in the mouth? Kind of a weird move for the “Son of God.” Shouldn’t he just turn the other cheek instead?
Fortunately for everyone, celebrity etiquette guru David Hasselhoff weighed in on the incident during an interview with Piers Morgan (barf) on The Sun, and claimed that the eager fan totally had it coming.
“Fans are whacked out, man – come on, what’s that guy want? An autograph? So he can sell it? He’s gonna get his face punched out,” Hasselhoff asserted. “You’ve got to treat us with respect and you’ll get respect back … I’ve had fans chase, I’ve had fans jump in my car and pretty much terrify me.”
(I’m assumed that when he says “us” he means “celebrities,” which is kind of hilarious, considering Hasselhoff’s career as of late.)
It should be noted that there are rumors circulating on Twitter that the “fan” was actually approaching the car with the intention of punching Bieber in the face (which is a weird thing to do, if you’re going through the effort of standing in a mob of Beliebers).
However, I would just like to point out: regardless of the supposed fan’s intentions, you shouldn’t roll down your window while driving through a mob of people if you aren’t chill with people poking their arms into your vehicle.