Justin Bieber Cancels Meet And Greets For “Purpose World Tour”
Justin Bieber is canceling meet and greets for the duration of his “Purpose World Tour,” which just began earlier this month.
The superstar announced on Instagram on Tuesday night, “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,” Bieber continued. “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.”
The singer went on, “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 ;).”
Last November, as Gossip Cop reported, “#justiceforbrokebeliebers” trended when fans complained about the high cost of tickets for the tour, particularly if you wanted a package that included a meet and greet. Then, after the tour started on March 9, Bieber was criticized for looking unhappy in the photos he took with fans. Now the star has apparently given the reason why.
“M&Gs” has since become a trending topic on Twitter, where many have expressed disappointment with the cancellations. A debate is also raging in the comments section of Bieber’s Instagram post, on whether he’s being “selfish” or fans should be more “supportive.” It’s unclear how money will be refunded for those who have already paid the meet and greet fees.
Bieber shared the above picture from one of the recent photo ops along with his message. He is slated to perform at the Staples Center for the third time this week on Wednesday, with the globe-spanning tour scheduled to continue through November.