Justin Bieber is increasingly being branded as a major diva, after a series of incidents, the latest of which involved a freak out on CBS’s “The Talk Show.” Not surprisingly, the episode involved his hair!
Justin joined the show’s regular hosts Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen and Leah Remini and seemed to be having a great time.
He was hugged by the hosts numerous times and was warm and receiving to audience members, who also threw their arms around him.
But when Robinson Peete put a “Talk” baseball cap on his newly shorn head, he clearly seemed to freak.
“No, no, no. Don’t touch my hair!,” he said while feeling his head to make sure every lock was in place.
The episode was over in a matter of seconds, and Justin reverted to his gregarious self.
But he clearly look perturbed during the incident.
Justin immediately drew criticism from some tabloid outlets, such as London’s Daily Mail newspaper for “diva” behavior.
During the lion’s share of the half-hour show Justin appeared more than generous to the audience and his hosts.
But the 16-year-old reportedly caused chaos on the stet by driving a buggy around. “He was out of control,” the Mail reported, quoting a source.
And, it’s not the first time he’s been accused of bratty behavior.
On Sunrise, an Australian talk show, he reportedly screamed “don’t ever f****** touch me again” at a crew member, when he was told where to perform.
He reportedly walked off Radio 1’s “Big Weekend” show after host Fearne Cotton asked him about his tattoos.
And at last week’s Brit Awards, the UK equivalent of the Grammys, he reportedly demanded the best table at the ceremony, the Mail said. He won for Best International Breakthrough Act.
Only a year ago, Bieber was playing in front of a camera in his bedroom. Now he has a long list of tour demands for everything from bottles of honey to mounds of food and candy.
The demands are routinely include in what are known as “riders” to tour contracts. The venue or promoter must often cater to the eccentric whims of the stars to avoid tantrums and possible refusal to perform.