UPDATED 6:55 p.m. EST: Following his well-documented barefoot stroll through Boston Common on Monday, Justin Bieber went to Instagram to announce he’s no longer taking pictures.
We know what you’re thinking: “What do you mean” no more pictures? Well, the singer explained he was tired of feeling like a zoo animal—an attraction fans felt entitled to just because they bought his album.
“I realize people will be disappointed but I don’t owe anybody a picture,” he said in the post.
The news may be upsetting to some, but it isn’t too surprising. In March, Bieber announced he was canceling all his Purpose tour meet and greets because of “emotional exhaustion.”
Justin Bieber took some much time off from his Purpose world tour Monday evening to walk the streets of Boston. Of course, Bieber is not your average 20-something, but instead a tabloid magnet with hundreds of millions of dollars to his name. That's why pretty much everyone noticed when Bieber hit up Boston Common, a beautiful park located in the heart of the downtown area. For whatever reason, Bieber decided to go barefoot for his leisurely excursion through a public park.
Fans didn't pay much attention to Bieber's bare feet because they were too excited to spot them in their usual stomping grounds. "WHEN U WALKIN HOME FROM WORK AND @justinbieber IS TOO," one excited fan posted on Instagram.
It looked like Bieber had a pretty relaxing day in the park doing things normal college-aged kids do, like laying in the grass and listening to music in their headphones. Bieber, forever friend to animals, also took a minute out of his walk to feed a local squirrel. All in all, it seemed like Bieber had a pretty reflective day and later shared a post on Instagram about his experience. "Eyes are the window to the soul," he captioned a picture of himself laying in the grass. He also shared a pretty tranquil photo of his view from the park.
More recently, Bieber took a break from his tour to get a new face tattoo. "He came in on Friday night and decided on a small cross near the corner of his eye," his tattoo artist JonBoy told Complex. "[The tattoo] represents his faith and purpose in God." Maybe next time he wants to take a stroll, he'll wear shoes from his ridiculous sneaker collection.