In the wake of Justin Bieber’s ‘assault’, is it time for us to stop treating celebrities like objects?

Justin Bieber is still on his Purpose World Tour and is currently travelling round Europe. He’s hit the headlines quite a lot during this tour and we’re not exactly surprised. Whether it’s been him storming off stage,  inviting models to party with him or even Beliebers queuing for months to see him, he does give people a lot of reason to talk.

Still, we couldn’t really believe our ears when we heard what he’d been up to this time. Will he ever learn?

Last night, footage emerged of Justin punching a fan in the face before a show at Palau Saint Jordi. The fan leaned into the car Justin was sitting in, touched Justin’s face and continued to touch him as the car moved forward. Justin’s fist is then seen hitting the fans face and the fan walks away from the car with blood coming out of his mouth. No, this actually happened. Watch it below!

We can’t quite believe this happened… don’t you think it looks like something out of a film?

We probably would’ve just closed the window, but you know…

Justin does have a history of violence with the paparazzi, but he’s not the only celebrity who has felt the need to get violent for defence. Earlier this year, Gigi Hadid was followed by a prankster who lifted her up as she left a fashion show in Milan. Watch the video below.

She elbowed the man before telling her security to find him. To us, that seems like a fairly normal reaction. If we were picked up by a stranger, we’d have hit him too! This does seem like a very different situation though, as this man appears to be attempting to kidnap Gigi. In Justin’s case, it was simply a fan wanting to get close to their idol. Is there a difference?

We all know that most A-listers have their every move followed by fans, social media, reporters, paparazzi… it must be exhausting. Earlier this year, Justin posted a note on Instagram describing how objectified he felt by his fans.

The note reads ‘if you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture I’m done taking pictures’ and ‘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. I realize people will be disappointed but I don’t owe anybody a picture.’

Justin Bieber’s fans are the reason that for his success, but does that mean they have the power to do what they want?

It’s an interesting subject, because the vast majority of celebrities don’t seem to have too big an issue with it, begging the question : is Justin just being selfish? A lot of people seem to think he is. We still think Justin has the right to some alone time, but his fans are also totally allowed to get really excited by him. It’s only natural after all…

What do you think? Do celebrities have the right to defend themselves when they want to be left alone, or do fans have every right to do what they want? Let us know in the comments below!

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