Justin Bieber Lands in Hot Water for Urging Fans to 'Reevaluate' Chris Brown's 'Mistake'
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Defending his 'Next to You' collaborator in an Instagram post, the Canadian superstar also receives backlash for comparing Chris with the likes of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur.

AceShowbiz - Justin Bieber's latest Instagram update was met with criticism. Fans weren't happy with the fact that the Canadian superstar defended Chris Brown on the social media site and even compared the disgraced singer to the likes of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur.

Taking to Instagram, Justin said of his "Next to You" collaborator, "Everyone wants to wait til people die To give them the credit they deserve. I'm calling it now when CB passes away after a long full life, you will miss what you had in front of you the whole time … trust me watch you will see. The people who have over looked this mans talent because of a mistake he made.. you need to reevaluate! Love you [Chris Brown]."

In his post, Justin included a meme called "The Legendary Equation" which suggested that the combination of Michael and Tupac equaled Chris.

The backlash was almost immediate, with many of his followers pointed out that the R&B singer's mistake wasn't something that could be reevaluated. They were referring to his infamous domestic violence case in which he was arrested and charged for beating then-girlfriend Rihanna. "Domestic violence... a mistake????? What the f**k Justin," one said as another stated that he beat several women, and not just the "Work" singer. "There's a difference between making a mistake and beating several women," the said user wrote.

One other asked Justin whether he could reevaluate the mistake if it were to happen to his wife, Hailey Baldwin. "Imagine the girl he beat the s**t out was Hailey, bet you wouldn't be 'reevaluating' his mistake then lmao," so the user said while another echoed, "If Chris had beaten your wife, Hailey, instead of Rihanna, your opinion would be DRASTICALLY different and that speaks VOLUME to me and many others, I'm sure. Disgraceful."

Some others urged Justin to delete the post, while there were also people who slammed the "Baby" singer for comparing Chris to Michael and Tupac. "Don't disrespect Tupac like this," one said as another noted, "Don't compare Michael f***ing Jackson to anyone. Disrespectful."

While Justin has yet to respond to the backlash, he has received supports from celebrity friends including J Balvin, Nick Cannon and Marshmello.

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