Justin Bieber recently canceled photo opp meet and greets with fans at his concerts because he was finding them to be too stressful and draining, but now the singer has taken one more step back. The star announced in a long Instagram post that he will not be taking any more selfies with fans he runs into on the streets, because the experience is making him feel uncomfortable.
In a text post, he explained that he feels like "a zoo animal" when fans just mob him and demand a photo, and he just wants to be treated like a "human." In a followup photo, he explained a little more.
"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," Justin shared. "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)," he added. "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."
We completely understand where Justin is coming from – if you've ever seen a video of crowds surrounding him or if you've been in a mix like that yourself, you know it can be super scary. But hopefully he'll still be able to greet excited fans and have real, in-person interactions with the supporters who love him most!
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