Justin Bieber is pleading with his fans to let him eat his lunch in peace and stop acting “like animals.”
The Sorry singer was out for lunch in Australia when a crowd of Beliebers began chasing him as he ran to his car from a Chargrill Charlie’s restaurant.
In a video, Bieber tells the crowd, “The more you guys scream and act like animals, the less we can have a conversation.”
Probably the first time I've felt sorry for Justin Bieber. The poor guy can't even go for chicken without a mob of baying fans tailing him. pic.twitter.com/yzgLYr24y2
— Joe Ellison (@Chevychased) March 17, 2017
Bieber was also visibly upset by fans when he attempted to talk to them and someone reached and touched his face. “Who touched my face? Don’t touch my face!” he said.
"Who touched my face? Don't touch my face" pic.twitter.com/gKoqG76wHK
— j (@godstanbieber) March 17, 2017
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This comes after months of Bieber’s public frustration with his Beliebers. He told his “obnoxious” London concertgoers to “be quiet and listen while I’m talking” and caused an outrage when he dropped his microphone and stormed off stage mid-concert in Manchester after he demanded that his audience stop screaming between his songs.
He then wrote an open letter on Twitter explaining his actions, but later deleted it.
“People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is … people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen,” he wrote on Oct. 30. “But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience any justice.”
Back in May, he announced he was done taking photos with fans.
“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 at the time. “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.”
Bieber’s tour moves on to Región Metropolitana, Chile, at the Estadio Nacional on March 23.
Watch Bieber’s encounter with fans in Australia in the video above.