Justin Bieber fuels reports of his alleged feud with Orlando Bloom with an Instagram photo featuring the ex-husband of Miranda Kerr weeping as if he's crying. The Canadian superstar posted the picture on Wednesday, July 30 without any caption after a video of Bloom confronting him surfaced on Internet.
According to eyewitnesses, Bloom threw a punch at Bieber when the two stars bumped into each other at Cipriani restaurant Ibiza, Spain on early Wednesday morning. The singer reportedly ducked the punch and screamed, "What's up b***h?" He later left the club and his departure was met with applause.
A source now claims that Bieber was protecting his on-again/off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez during the scuffle. "Orlando has been talking smack about Justin to everyone for the past couple of years, so this was pretty much going to happen eventually, this is just the first time they've been in the same room," the source tells HollywoodLife.com.
The source continues, "Justin hates him because he heard that Orlando has been telling people he got with Selena as a payback to Justin, that really pissed Justin off. Whatever he's done to Selena, Justin's very protective of her. He doesn't like the thought of Orlando using her in some sick game." The source adds that Bieber's "still in love with her and he's been trying to get her to talk to him again."
Gomez and Bloom were spotted hanging out together in Los Angeles back in April. Meanwhile, Bieber reportedly got very close to Kerr, who was still married to Bloom at the time, after a Victoria's Secret fashion show in NYC in 2012. Despite a picture of the "Boyfriend" singer kissing the model on her cheek, her lawyer was adamant that she did not hook up with the 20-year-old idol, calling the rumors "false and defamatory."
Fellow celebrities have reacted to the alleged brawl. Alyssa Milano and Candice Accola showed which side they're on as the former simply wrote on Twitter, "#TeamOrlando," and the latter tweeted, "I'm glad Orlando Bloom smashed that weiner Justin Bieber. #smashedweiner."
"Arrow" star Stephen Amell chimed in, "Orlando Bloom didn't try to punch Bieber. It looks like he tried to flick him in the head. That's way, WAY better," while "Scandal" actor Joshua Malina posted on his Twitter, "This Justin Bieber/Orlando Bloom thing is the first time I've been interested in a featherweight match."