2015 isn’t shaping up to be a great year for alpha male Justin Bieber’s ego.
Earlier this month, the “Baby” singer found himself the subject of ridicule after unretouched photos from his recent Calvin Klein shoot revealed that he wasn’t quite as buffed, bulged or hairy as the final photos implied.
Bieber’s team immediately went into crisis mode. First it sent a cease and desist order to the website that published the photos. The images were scrubbed and the website issued the following statement: “We sincerely apologize to Bieber for the hit to his ego and to the millions of tweens on social media we upset.”
Then Bieber’s personal trainer jumped to his client’s defense, going on Access Hollywood to say, “I can definitely confirm [Justin] is a well-endowed guy. I sound weird saying that, but yes.”
Now, it seems the tween heartthrob’s ego has been issued yet another blow. Earlier this week, he and four friends showed up to a fried chicken restaurant in Los Angeles only to find his usual spot was taken by a gaggle of Log Cabin Republicans, who were in the middle of a meeting.
Not pleased his private area was occupied, Bieber and his pals decided to sit there anyway.
Ben Coleman, event chairman of the Los Angeles chapter of the gay right-wing political group, told 790 KABC that Bieber initially went unnoticed by the Log Cabin Republicans. They just thought he was a random girl sulking in the corner.
Eventually the manager approached and said “some other people” would like to “hang out in the corner” and eat chicken wings.
That’s when Coleman realized the girl who had just crashed their meeting was actually Justin Bieber.
“I saw the group and, literally, I didn’t see Justin Bieber,” he said. “I just saw a bunch of girls. I got a closer look and said, oh yeah that’s the Biebs, for sure. But he looked like a butcher version of Miley Cyrus.”
That’s also when Coleman turned into a giddy schoolgirl.
“I tried to get a pic of the Biebs in front of the Log Cabin banner,” he said, “but the bodyguards said no. And they had guns. So that didn’t happen. Otherwise it was a dream come true.”