Justin Bieber posted on Instagram today that meeting fans depresses him and that fans expect too much of him… but it’s somewhat understandable.
Read the post below and then hear us out.
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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 😉
This sucks for Justin’s fans (‘Beliebers’), but his reasoning is solid. Hearing the less fortunate lives so many of his fans have had and the many ways they look up to him can weigh on a person. How does he go home happy at the end of the night when he’s just met so many people he could help but can’t?
Or maybe he doesn’t like being given credit for something he doesn’t feel he did. It’s common in pop fandoms that fans will credit celebrities for helping them survive and thrive.
Don’t be surprised if Justin Bieber becomes a voice for mental health in the future.
According to Pop Goes The Arts, some fans are worried that if they ask for a refund for their meet-and-greet experience, they may lose their ticket to his show. All we can say is, stay calm.
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