There are a LOT of disappointed Beliebers out there right now.
On Tuesday, Justin Bieber announced that he's canceling his meet and greets for his Purpose World Tour. Bkstg, the company in charge of the pop powerhouse's backstage experiences, explained that this perk has been removed from the $925 I'll Show You package for security reasons.
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The business explained in an FAQ:
"During a recent show, there was a security incident that caused our team to have to meet and re-think how meet and greets were handled. This is a new tour with new venues almost every night and still a changing process, but we have decided that for the time being this is our best course of action. We are letting everyone affected know, are offering refunds, and are also offering the alternative of a VIP hangout where both pics and videos can be taken of Justin, just no longer a group picture with him."
However, if fans want to be refunded, they WILL lose their tickets to the show. Bkstg added:
"Please note there are no partial refunds, so you would also be forfeiting your ticket in exchange for your money back."
Well, THAT certainly doesn't seem fair. It also isn't clear if those $2,000 selfies with the Biebs for the Ultimate Purpose Experience will be affected.
While we don't know the details about the apparent security scare, the soulful singer has taken to Instagram to address the personal reason why he won't be meeting his fans.
He shared a sweet snap of himself with a young fun, but interestingly enough didn't say anything about safety concerns.
Instead, he said that meet and greets left him "drained," explaining:
"Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my 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.. 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. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen ;)"
Ch-ch-check out the poignant post (below):
That's some pretty heavy stuff.
Some fans have since taken to social media to sympathize with the star. But for those who are still unsatisfied, Bkstg insists that they're doing their best to still make the experience amazing, posting on their website:
"Starting Friday, the I'll Show You VIP package has changed. This was not in our control and we hear your anger and see your tears. We are working with all parties to still make this as amazing of an experience as we can. We're emailing purchasers by tour date, we have FAQs available, and crew manning our emails. We'll do this together. Thanks for everything."
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