Justin Bieber is ‘angry’ at his father Jeremy Bieber for dragging him into drama after he angered fans by sharing homophobic messages on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Jeremy, 48, reacted to Pride month by sharing a rainbow flag meme that read, “Don’t forget to thank a straight person this month for being there.”
The post was later deleted and he returned to Twitter to apologize to those he had offended – but that did little to mitigate the backlash.
A source close to Justin told DailyMail.com he was devastated to have been dragged into this “mess” but has since spoken to his father and hopes it will pass.
A representative for Justin Bieber declined to comment when approached by DailyMail.com.
Justin Bieber is ‘angry’ at his father Jeremy Bieber for dragging him into drama after he angered fans by sharing homophobic posts on Twitter; Justin seen in 2021
A source close to Justin tells DailyMail.com he is devastated to have been dragged into this ‘mess’ but has since spoken to his father and hopes it will pass; Justin seen in 2011 with sister (LR) Jazmyn, father Jeremy and mother Pattie Mallette
“Justin hasn’t had a lot of controversy lately. He tries to keep it relatively low and just be there to [wife Hailey Bieber] and their relationship and not trying to be around drama. He’s had a lot in his life,” they explained.
“But unfortunately his dad started a new drama and now Justin is embroiled in the mess. He’s mad at his dad for doing what he did, but he also knows people will be talking about something else tomorrow and it will pass.
After speaking with Jeremy, the source says he and Justin are “on the same page about not doing anything stupid like that again” and are focused on the future.
“Justin has had an up-and-down relationship with his dad for years, and that just adds to it all. Justin’s dad knows he put Justin in a bad place, but Justin is looking to move on as fast as he started in the first place and hopes his dad will be forgiven,’ the insider continued.
“Especially since it’s so close to Father’s Day and his dad’s birthday. Justin wants to celebrate his dad and not be mad at his dad.
Jeremy’s apology was released on Wednesday and he insisted he had no “intent” to upset the internet with his posts.
“Acknowledging the nuclear family is offensive? My apologies to those offended. Wasn’t my intention. Not that my opinion matters,” he tweeted.
Days before sharing the controversial rainbow flag meme, Jeremy – who is a devout Christian – denounced the “need to celebrate families” amid Pride month.
‘You know the reason we’re all here! The things this generation glorifies are amazing! he tweeted.
Controversial: Earlier this week Jeremy, 48, reacted to Pride month by sharing a rainbow flag meme that read: ‘Don’t forget to thank a straight person this month for being there’
Tweet: The comment was aggravated by a previous vile tweet posted on Monday, which read: ‘We need to celebrate families. You know the reason we’re all here! “The things that this generation glorifies are incredible!
Apologies: The post was later deleted and he returned to Twitter to apologize to those he had offended – but that did little to mitigate the backlash
Moving Forward: After speaking with Jeremy, the source says he and Justin are “on the same page about not doing anything stupid like that again” and are focused on the future; seen in 2016
Fans quickly erupted on social media, calling out Jeremy for his alleged hypocrisy for urging others to ‘celebrate the families’ as he fathered children by multiple women.
One fan wrote: ‘Yes! thank you straight man, who left your wife at the time to raise your child alone. You are definitely the best person for something about family, respect and love.
Another wrote: ‘Says the man who gave up his child and only came back because he became famous… is this how you celebrate family?
Another wrote: ‘Yes! thank you straight man, who left your wife at the time to raise your child alone. You are definitely the best person for something about family, respect and love.
Others called out the star and said he would be ‘nothing’ without his superstar son, writing, ‘Don’t forget to thank Justin for all the money you have.
Justin previously bought Jeremy a house for $850,000 and previously claimed he sends his father thousands of dollars a month to fund his lifestyle.
Another wrote: ‘Says the guy who gave up his son and only came back to life when he became a millionaire.
One wrote: ‘To be honest I think a person who left their son and only came back to life as a millionaire is much worse’ while another typed: “You are so pathetic”.
On screen: Bieber has 2.1 million followers on his Twitter platform
Backlash: Followers took to Twitter to blast Bieber for his vile comments
Others wrote: ‘Remember to thank your son, who you abandoned as a baby, for the money you have now’, ‘lol why would anyone listen to you about families??’ and ‘Sorry, yes, let’s glorify families. The three “families” you have created are made up of three different women with children all around. GLORIFY FAMILIES!!!’
In addition to Justin, Jeremy has two children – daughter Jazmyn, 13, and son Jaxon, 12 – with ex Erin Wagner, who he was with from 2007 to 2014.
Jeremy then married girlfriend Chelsey Rebelo in February 2018, and together they welcomed daughter Bay, 3. Jeremy is also stepfather to Chelsey’s 14-year-old daughter Allie.
He split from Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallette, just 10 months after giving birth to the future global superstar following a troubled relationship.
According to Pattie’s autobiography The Only Way Is Up, the teenagers were actually engaged, but called off the wedding when Jeremy cheated on her with a mutual acquaintance.
She also claims that Jeremy was in the county jail for fighting the day Justin was born and often let his son down, regularly failing to show up when he had to take him out for the day.
There are no official records of his time in prison at the time of Justin’s birth – although records are expunged after a period of time in Canada.
But he has other offenses on his criminal record. In 1997, he was convicted of assault and sentenced to 90 days in prison.
Close connection: Others called the star and said he would be ‘nothing’ without his superstar son, writing: ‘don’t forget to thank Justin for all the money you have’
Children: In addition to Justin, Jeremy has two children – daughter Jazmyn, 13, and son Jaxon, 12 – with ex Erin Wagner, who he was with from 2007 to 2014 – he also has a daughter with his wife Chelsea
Two years later, he spent another 21 days in jail after violating his probation. He was also convicted of a second probation violation at the same time.
Then, in January 2004, he was again charged with assault, but the case was dismissed.
Despite his criminal past, Justin still seems to admire his wayward father. Even though they weren’t in contact for long periods during his childhood, Justin gave an interview saying, “I have a great relationship with my dad.
“When I was younger, he taught me how to play guitar songs, like Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’. He also taught me how to drive.