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January 7th, 2013
The publicity team for Justin Bieber has been pulling in some major overtime hours this past week. Amidst new reporters that Justin and longtime girlfriend Selena Gomez have split again, photographs of Justin holding what looks like a marijuana cigarette have surfaced. Taken last week in a Newport Beach hotel room, Justin is seen in a number of pictures smiling and holding the cigarette.
While Justin has commented directly on the photo, he did send out a tweet that many are interpreting as an apology, saying “everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up.” and “i see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. #beliebers”.
Justin later posted a picture of a new tattoo he had inked on his right shoulder of an Aboriginal Chief in honour of his grandfather. Along with the picture, Bieber posted the message “My grandfather always took me to the stratford culliton every friday night this is for u Grampa … My man @chenterios hooked it up.”
Even with all the negative media attention surrounding the singer, Justin is staying busy with his philanthropic work, surprising seven-year-old Millie Flamm in her hospital room at the Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday evening when he heard she was too ill to attend his concert later that night. While some may see this as a PR ploy to divert attention away from the pictures of Bieber smoking, the singer is known for making frequent visits to sick fans in the hospital.
Friends and family of Millie launched an online campaign urging the 18-year-old pop star to visit after she was forced to sell her tickets two weeks prior to the gig due to her suffering from a relapse in her cancer fight. Her mother, Amanda Flamm, said her daughter “lit up” when Justin walked into the room and hugged her. He then performed his song Baby for her and gave her his guitar pick as a memento from his visit.
Amanda told local newspaper the Deseret News “All of a sudden it pulled through and we were able to do a really intimate little meeting with just her and us and Justin and it was incredible and he was so sweet to her. He walked in and her whole face just lit up. She is squeezing on to it [the guitar pick] with all her might and will not let it go.”
Justin posted a photo of himself and Millie cuddling on his Instagram account, adding the caption: “Look at this bundle of joy… I love her.” After he gave her a kiss on the cheek and left, Millie gushed to her mother “You are never going to wash my face again!”
In conclusion, visiting a sick fan > photographed smoking.Tweet