Don’t ask Justin Bieber for a picture. The “Love Yourself” singer has announced that he will no longer pose for photos with fans while out in public.
“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture I’m done taking pictures,” he wrote on Instagram. “It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human, I feel like a zoo animal, and wanna be able to keep my sanity.”
He went on to say that fans who have purchased his albums have no right to demand more. “I realize people will be disappointed but I don’t owe anybody a picture,” he added. “And people who say ‘but I bought ur album’ know that you got my album and you got what you payed for AN ALBUM! It doesn’t say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a photo.”
In March, Bieber also made headlines when he canceled all meet and greets for his “Purpose World Tour.” “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,” he said at the time. “Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised.”
The latest Instagram post comes just after Bieber was spotted (and photographed) walking barefoot through Boston this week.
It also follows Bieber’s recent face tattoo, which he revealed over the weekend.
“Justin came in last night and decided on a small cross near the corner of his eye,” tattoo artist Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena told Us Weekly. “It represents his journey in finding purpose with God.”