Justin Bieber Compares Himself to Michael Jackson After Arrest: Picture

Celebrity News Jan. 24, 2014 AT 2:45PM
Justin Bieber's Instagram Speaking out for the first time after his arrest, Justin Bieber posted a photo on Instagram comparing himself to Michael Jackson, sharing a pic of Jackson following his child-molestation case ten years ago. Credit: Courtesy Justin Bieber

What more can they say? Probably a lot. Speaking out for the first time one day after his DUI arrest, Justin Bieber posted a photo on Instagram comparing himself to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

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On Friday, Jan. 24, the 19-year-old "Boyfriend" singer shared a picture of himself sitting on top of an SUV and waving to his fans after being released from jail on Thursday afternoon. Next to that image, he also included a photo of the late Jackson standing on top of a car and flashing the peace sign to fans after pleading not guilty to child-molestation charges in January 2004.

Bieber simply captioned the split photo: "What more can they say."

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The teen heartthrob was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach, Fla., and charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Bieber appeared in court hours later wearing an orange jumpsuit, where his bond was set at $2,500.

Upon his release from jail on Thursday, the Canadian singer sat up on the roof of his car to acknowledge the crowd of people waiting for him.

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Bieber has yet to issue a formal statement regarding his arrest. His manager, Scooter Braun, however, broke his silence on Friday by sharing a message on Twitter. "@justinbieber love you and I will act in the manner of someone who truly cares," he wrote. "That is all I have to say. Thanks for all those concerned." Shortly after, however, he shared one last thought: "Been a long day. Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad."

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