Brazilian fans are furious with Justin Bieber after spending £800 to ‘meet and greet’ him and spending only seconds in the same room as him before being shoved out the exit by bodyguards, reports Daily Mail.
Tickets for the Justin Bieber VIP Meet & Greet Experience, which took place before the star’s show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, sold out in two hours after being put on sale to members of Bieber’s official fan club, which is also paid for. But a shocking video posted online by one disgruntled fan who secretly filmed her ‘once in a lifetime’ encounter with the teen idol shows how they weren’t allowed time to even exchange words with him.
Wearing dark glasses, Bieber appears not to even glance at the star-struck Beliebers as they pose with him for a photo before being brusquely manhandled away by security guards in a matter of seconds. Fans were left waiting for three hours before the Boyfriend singer finally turned up for the ‘meet and greet’ in a tent next to Sao Paulo’s Anhembi Arena on Saturday night, and many complained that he was ‘cold’ and ‘indifferent’.
Cameras or mobile phones were confiscated, while any gifts fans wanted to give their idol had to be left with security guards at the entrance. One teenager who had paid the amount, more than four times the minimum salary in Brazil, complained on Twitter: ‘I’ve just left the ‘meet’ in shock. Half of us left loving him and half left hating him. Guys, it was so quick. Ask anyone. Even though he was ignorant with me, I still met him… I cried a lot, but a lot of Beliebers comforted me, and I comforted many others. I still love him.’
Columnist: ‘There were no, ‘hi, okay?’s, no ‘my name is’ or ‘I’ve loved you since..’. It’s done like a factory line, and often the ‘greet’ doesn’t even happen. The video shows that fans aren’t given time for hardly anything. They might manage to hug him if they’re quick. In practise, each second means 2,800 reals (£795) to the singer. It’s the embodiment of the saying ‘time is money’.’