Justin Bieber turns 29 today, and he quietly cancelled the remainder of his Justice World Tour dates. Fan sites reported that ticket holders were notified of the cancellations, and Ticketmaster no longer shows any dates available. Bieber is yet to issue a statement regarding the cancellations, but fans have a few ideas.
In the summer of 2022, Bieber briefly paused touring when he was diagnosed with the rare Ramsay-Hunt syndrome, which left his face partially paralyzed. Some fear that Bieber may be having another health scare.
Public figures get to prioritize their health, while the masses are forced “back to normal.”
“The 29-year-old singer had postponed the tour several times…He said in September 2022 that he wanted to make his ‘health a priority.’” https://t.co/z2ZzPqyGMF
— Laura Miers (@LauraMiers) March 1, 2023
Others feel that the cancellation could have had more to do with the mounting rumors and internet spotlight on his marriage to Hailey Bieber. Since Hailey posted a TikTok with several friends (notably including Kendall Jenner) that some viewers felt was intended to body shame Justin’s ex girlfriend Selena Gomez, the internet has run wild. Gomez and Bieber were in a highly publicized relationship for several years earlier in their careers.
im actually 87 years old. justin bieber its time for a divorce so i can retire. im exhausted. pic.twitter.com/99b2E6hJdL
— jb’s maid (PARODY) (@gomezpurpose) March 1, 2023
Several videos of Hailey Bieber insulting other women, including Taylor Swift, are what prompted many TikTok creators to allege that Bieber has a long history of “mean girl behavior.” The controversy has continued to shroud Mr. Bieber’s birthday today. Striking similarities that Bieber has allegedly copied from Gomez have some calling Bieber’s behavior stalking, from tattoos to cooking shows.
‘beliebers’ wher camping outside his hotel, inclusive Hailey. #foryou #foryoupage #fyp #fy #fypシ #viral #explorepage #explore #watchtillend #watchthis #selenagomez #selenator #justinbieber #bieber #jelena #jailey #justinandhailey #justinandselena #haileybaldwin #haileybieber
Things were then taken a step further when TikTok creators started a battle of the beauty brands between Gomez’s Rare Beauty and Bieber’s Rhode Skin. Some alleged that Rhode Skin gave them allergic reactions, while others posted the popular “get-ready-with-me” format of video featuring only Rare products as a way to silently choose Gomez’s side.
Bury me in a full face of Rare Beauty
Amid the ongoing discourse on social media, Hailey Bieber posted a tribute to her husband on Instagram today. The commenters had a lot to say on the matter, with many using the popular TikTok reference “side eye” in judgement for Bieber’s failure to acknowledge her many controversies.
Bieber has lost thousands of followers after close friend Kylie Jenner appeared to post a screenshot of a FaceTime call between them making fun of Selena Gomez’s eyebrow. The post came just before Gomez beat Jenner to become the most followed person on Instagram. Among the followers lost were several celebrities.
50.7 mil , 49.9 mil. still more than I’ll ever have 💀 #greenscreen #fyp #foryou #haileybieber #justinbieber #selenagomez
Even some of Justin Bieber’s fans are revisiting some of his song lyrics and promotional interviews to decipher the current situation. Many point to his 2021 song “Ghost of You”, in which he sings “That if I can’t be close to you/I’ll settle for the ghost of you/I miss you more than life (more than life).” Some feel that this song alludes to his previous relationship with Gomez, as another clip of Bieber citing her as musical inspiration also resurfaced.
team selena #selenagomez #justinbieber #ghostofyou #haileybieber #teamselena
💔 #justinbieber #selenagomez #fyp #jelena
Neither of the Biebers have addressed the ongoing saga, nor has Justin confirmed what ticket holders to his now cancelled world tour can expect. One thing remains clear–onlookers continue to point to one truth–that Selena Gomez’s impact on the public is a rare one.