Saved by the Biebs! After filmmaker Reggie Benjamin related the human-trafficking horrors depicted in his documentary Mission Save Her to Justin Bieber in January, “he said, ‘Really? This happens? What can I do to help?’” Benjamin tells Us.
Bieber, 22, scoured the Montage Beverly Hills for a pen to write “save her” on his hand for a promo pic. Adds Benjamin, who is also the star of the upcoming feature film Bollycops: “He said we could attach his name to the project!”
To raise awareness for Mission Save Her, Benjamin released a song in January 2015 appropriately titled “Save Her.” The track features his childhood friends and famous singers such as Eric Benet, Brian McKnight, Brenda Russell, Matt Goss and Faith Evans.
Bieber’s purposeful moment came right before he suddenly canceled meet-and-greets with fans in March, writing on Instagram, “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.”
On May 10, the Cold Water singer took things a step further when he issued a no-photo policy with fans because “it has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human,” he wrote on Instagram. “I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”
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