By Hayden Wright
Justin Bieber is still crisscrossing Europe on his Purpose World Tour, and his fans are still struggling to respect his boundaries. In Barcelona, Bieber’s car rolled through a crowd of gathered Beliebers and one of them, a young man, reached into his car. Based on footage from TMZ, it appears that Bieber struck the guy’s face. The fan is then pictured on the scene looking bloody and disoriented.
The incident comes one week after an overzealous Czech fan “pantsed” Bieber en route to his car. Earlier this year, the pop star suspended meet-and-greets because they were “draining,” and has lamented unwanted physical contact in that setting — his security team deemed them too risky. Over the summer, Bieber disabled his Instagram account to stop the influx of hateful, toxic fan messages and this fall, he scolded Beliebers for screaming over him at a concert.
“I’m done taking pictures [with fans],” he wrote in a May Instagram caption. “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 I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”
With fans like these, who needs enemies?