Justin Bieber Responds to Commenter Who Slammed His No-Photo Policy

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Justin Bieber isn't backing down on his no-photo policy, despite the backlash that he's already received from fans. The singer addressed a commenter who called him a "douche" for his decision on Tuesday, May 10.

The exchange began when Instagram user @braekess called Bieber a "prick" on the social media platform. "Your fans are the reason you are as successful as you are. The least you could do is take pictures with them," the user wrote. "I'm sure it's annoying not being able to live a 'normal' life, but 'normal' isn't what you signed up for. Get over it and stop being a douche."

Bieber, 22, reposted the message and responded in the caption. "Braekess you are so right btw your Instagram name is fire. Years ago it was impossible to even take a picture at anytime not everyone was accessible to a camera now everyone has a camera phone and Now it's just a different thing," Bieber explained. "If you think setting boundaries is being a douche I'm the biggest douche around but I think it's smart and will be the only way I last."

Braekess you are so right btw your Instagram name is fire. Years ago it was impossible to even take a picture at anytime not everyone was accessible to a camera now everyone has a camera phone and Now it's just a different thing.If you think setting boundaries is being a douche I'm the biggest douche around but I think it's smart and will be the only way I last. I wanna enjoy life and not be a slave to the world and their demands of what they think I need to do!! I love the fact that I am able to make people happy but cmon if you truly were in my position you would understand how tiring it is ( boo hoo Justin get over it) I'm going to keep making decisions I feel are fit for my growth and no human being will make me feel bad for it.

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"I wanna enjoy life and not be a slave to the world and their demands of what they think I need to do!!" he continued. "I love the fact that I am able to make people happy but cmon if you truly were in my position you would understand how tiring it is ( boo hoo Justin get over it) I'm going to keep making decisions I feel are fit for my growth and no human being will make me feel bad for it."

Bieber — who is currently traveling for his Purpose World Tour — announced just hours earlier on Instagram that he won't be taking photos with fans in public anymore. He wrote that he felt like a "zoo animal" and that he wants to keep his sanity.

The "Boyfriend" singer also caused a stir back in March, when he decided to cancel all of his future meet-and-greets. "I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy," he wrote at the time. "Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders."

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