Justin Bieber has got himself into a little bit of bother this week as video footage has emerged of him allegedly ‘hitting' a Spanish fan.
The Sorry singer isn’t exactly a novice when it comes to controversy, but on the latest stop of his Purpose tour in Barcelona, Bieber, 22, was caught pushing a boy from his car and people are NOT happy about it.
In the footage posted online by celebrity news website TMZ, the excited fan can be seen shouting out Justin’s name and as he walked alongside the singer’s chauffeur driven car.
But as the boy reached closer into the window he received a bit of a knock to the the face and it appears that he ended up with a bloodied mouth, according to photographs published online.
A crowd of girls standing around can be seen looking a bit shocked as they noticed their pal was bleeding as the boy reportedly said, “He has just punched me” in Spanish before repeating the same sentence to a nearby camera.
Touching his face as he imitated Justin, he added: “I touched his face like this and he went, ‘Boom.'”
Not cool Justin.
Despite the altercation, many people have jumped to the pop star’s defence with one fan taking to social media to ask: “If a stranger stuck his hand into ur window and tried to grab your face/shirt would you be okay with it?”
With another adding: “..it’s called self defence..”
According to The Mirror the boy reportedly told local police officers that he wasn’t sure whether he was going to report the incident with the singer or just put it behind him.
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A spokesman for the Mossos d’Esquadra also confirmed to the paper that Bieber’s actions were a misdemeanour rather than a crime.
They said: “For a crime of assault to have occurred, the victim would have needed medical attention more than once.
“The footage shows there’s been no sustained attack.”
Whatever the outcome, hitting someone is never okay Biebs!
By Naomi Bartram