Pop star Justin Bieber said in an Instagram note Tuesday that he will no longer take photos with fans who see him in public.
"If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I'm not gonna take a picture," Beiber wrote, "I'm done taking pictures."
"It has gotten to the point that people won't even say hi to me or recognize me as a human," the singer added, "I feel like a zoo animal and I wanna be able to keep my sanity."
Bieber said that he understood some of his fans "will be disappointed" by the news, but argued he doesn't "owe anybody a picture."
"It doesn't say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a photo," Bieber wrote.
While many fans voiced support for Bieber on social media, others contended his note was "rude" and "selfish."
why does justin bieber act like posing for a selfie for 4 seconds is running a mile . people wanna make memories with u isnt that an honor ?— villanelle apologist (@villanelle apologist)1462926562.0
Justin Bieber posting that just shows how he is a selfish clown. #Embarrassing— Frankie Imparo (@Frankie Imparo)1462920426.0
Justin Bieber is now refusing to take pictures with fans. I understand he wants to set boundaries but this is just rude and ridiculous.— Chuck Bass (@Chuck Bass)1462924241.0
The note was posted one day after Bieber was seen wandering barefoot through a Boston park. Over the weekend, the pop star burst into tears while performing one of his songs at a concert.
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