Justin Bieber Apologizes For Snubbing Brazilian Fans: I'm Not A Jerk, 'I'm Just Tired!'

Wed, October 5, 2011 2:38pm EDT by 14 Comments
Justin Bieber Apology

Justin Bieber hasn’t been waving or taking photos with his fans in Brazil, but he says he’s sorry and will be himself tonight at his concert! Do YOU think he’s being snotty?

The Brazilians response to Justin Bieber‘s arrival in Rio de Janeiro has been overwhelming, to say the least. Every where he goes, there are hundreds of screaming girls and dozens of paparazzi trying to catch a glimpse of his face. Not surprisingly, the 17-year-old rock star has had a hard time looking chipper and cheerful every time he walks around, which has upset his fans — so he took to Twitter to apologize.

“so i dont want anyone speaking for me…im tired and gonna rest up for the show tomorrow…but this message is 4 my BRAZILIAN FANS…,” he wrote. “EU AMO O BRASIL!!!! and I LOVE MY BRAZILIAN BELIEBERS!! YOU GO HARD!! #REAL – See u tomorrow at the show!! THANK U> LOVE U”

He later added, “love when press think im annoyed because i look tired. Im just tired. it’s normal. im not a machine. Im in BRAZIL!! not annoyed. Im excited”

According to reports, Justin closed all of his curtains during lunch yesterday in order to close out the paparazzi. Additionally, there’s a story that Justin’s bodyguard, Kenny, wouldn’t allow fans to take photos with him. One fan reportedly said, ‘I’m a customer. This is my country and I wanted to take a pic.”

Kenny replied, “Shut up,” to which the fan said, “You are arrogant.”

Then, when Justin arrived at his hotel yesterday, he pulled his hat down around his face and wouldn’t wave to his fans and the girls started crying.

Later that night, Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun, went outside to chat with fans, instead of Justin. “He’s a little sick and tired of the trip, so he chose to preserve and stay in the room tonight to make a good show tomorrow,” he said, explaining.

After all of these things happened, Justin seemed truly remorseful, tweeting apologies to his diehards. His Brazilian concerts begin tonight and he says he’ll be rested and excited to interact with everyone.

Do YOU think Justin was being unnecessarily harsh, or do you think he was just tired? Sound off below!

UPDATE: Justin sold out Engenhao Stadium and they are expecting approximately 70,000 people at the event tonight. People have been camping out fron the stadium.

UPDATE: Justin went out onto his balcony and waved the Brazilian flag to his fans this morning! More details and pics to come.

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