Where is Justin Bieber from? Not 'that' London, as singer leaves UK fans waiting over two hours for performance, never apologizes
Mar 05, 2013 08:59 AM EST
Justin Bieber, who is from London, Canada, showed no love for his London, England fans last evening—arriving two hours late for his performance at O2 Arena.
The pop star, who is rumored to be dating 17-year-old English singer Ella-Paige Roberts Clarke, was booed by his UK fans when he finally stepped on stage at 10:22 p.m. for his 8:30 p.m. scheduled start. The Sun reported many annoyed fans left well before Bieber showed up, with children as young as five unable to see their favorite singer because he didn't have the courtesy to give them what they paid to see.
The 19-year-old never offered an on-stage apology for his waiting fans, and will probably regret not at least sending out a message from his Twitter account, which had over 35 million followers.
Since someone always needs to step up and shell out a 'sorry' in this scenario, London's O2 issued an apology to Bieber's fans via a simple tweet.
"Sorry to all the Justin Bieber fans for the lateness of his show tonight," the O2 said in a Twitter message late on Monday. "The Tube (underground trains) will still be running when the show finishes."
Bieber will be performing at O2 Tuesday night, as well—though you may not feel the need to rush to the arena for the start if you have a ticket.
Plenty of 'beliebers' could not believe the 19-year-old left them hanging, and took to Twitter to vent.
"Justin Bieber is my fave person but 2 hours late on stage is a joke!" fan Jess wrote on Twitter. "Does he realise [sic] that he has fans under the age of 10?"
Another fan asked O2 whether they could expect a late arrival for Tuesday's show, too.
"Is he planning on doing this again tonight or can someone take control of the jumped up prima donna?" wrote @Jo_Evans.
The O2 Arena replied: "Jo - we will be doing everything within our power to ensure Justin makes it on stage at the right time."
"Feel really bad for @justinbieber now! Yes he was late but he put on a flipping good show! It was amazing," said a Bieber defender.
London's Evening Standard did not give the performance a high grade, giving the "Beauty and a Beat" singer two stars for turning a "victory into defeat".
"By the end, the O2 was barely half-full and when Bieber asked 'Who's seen me play before?', he might have been better wondering who would spend time, money and adoration on seeing him again," wrote critic John Aizlewood.