Ellen Page's wife Emma Portner accuses Justin Bieber of 'degrading women', regrets association with singer
Justin Bieber has been accused of 'degrading women' over money and pay by Emma Portner, one his former choreographers.
Portner accused Bieber of 'barely paying her the minimum wage' and claimed she 'could not afford to eat' while on the Purpose World Tour in 2016.
Portner, who is married to 'Juno' star Ellen Page, took to Instagram to share a now-deleted story to claim that Bieber was 'degrading women' with his actions.
"I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft. The way you degrade women is an abomination," Portner had shared.
Aside from the Purpose World Tour, Portner had also worked on Bieber's 'Life Is Worth Living' music video. She also added that she 'regrets' being associated with the Canadian singer.
Portner then added, "I regret working under your name. I gave your universe my naive body, creativity, time and effort. Twice. For content, you made millions off of. While I made zilch. Natta. Barely anything. Less than minimum wage for the hours I invested."
She also accused the singer of collaborating with 'overly problematic people.' She further added how the Hillsong church that he attends is anti-LGBT, claims which the organization has refuted.
"Your company hired an out lesbian in your music video, and to choreograph some content for your purpose world tour. How do you feel about that? A lesbian, HELPING YOU, for a disrespectful amount of money, as you attend a church that goes against my existence?" she further said.
"I have so much to say but mostly ... I really hope you educate yourself beyond your bible. You have IMMENSE power. Use it to STOP DEGRADING WOMEN."
The Hillsong Church released a statement which read that they do not preach 'against anyone or any group'.
They also shared that they are an inclusive church which 'loves, values and welcomes all people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, beliefs, values, or personal identity.'