It looks like Justin Bieber has continued to grow weary with celebrity after 2015’s road to redemption with Purpose and the subsequent tour. After announcing that he was cancelling meet and greets in March, the “Sorry” singer announced via Instagram that he’s done “taking pictures” when he’s out in public.
“It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human,” Bieber explained. “I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”
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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.
In a follow up post, Bieber further elaborated on the request by stating setting boundaries “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.”
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Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen ;)
The Biebs cited “feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression” when he first announced that he’d no longer be doing meet and greets, so it seems like the singer’s coming from the same place. Hopefully it’s not all to mask a rumored cough syrup addiction, because he’s reached a musical peak in his career and it would be a shame if it all comes to a halt. Either way, now if you want a photo, you’re probably going to have to snap a covert selfie from afar.