Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner brag about luxurious life amid lockdown, fans slam their 'privileged a**es'
Fans tore up the singer's lack of consideration and sheer audacity on a situation he seems to be dealing fine with
Singer Justin Bieber, along with wife Hailey, joined Kendall Jenner for an Instagram Live. However, the 'Baby' singer's 'tone-deaf' comments led to a backlash after he spoke about being 'blessed' with a life of luxury during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The privileged trio seems to have not understood that all eyes were on them because of their celebrity status, when Bieber said, "We've worked hard... we can't feel bad." He also proceeded to tell his model wife and her best friend that they should "acknowledge" their luck compared to those who he said were "crippled" by the virus that has claimed the lives of many across the world.
"Celebrities really are the weakest link. They don't even realize how selfish and unconcerned they are," tweeted a user. It is well understood that the lockdown has been hard for many, and life is definitely a lot easier for those that have the luxury of intense cashflow. Sitting in his luxury Beverly Hills home, he said, "How blessed are we to be able to like... a lot of people are obviously in this time have a cr***py situation and they look at us."
People watching the live were infuriated, "Thank god they’re “acknowledging” us. SO GRATEFUL. Suddenly my debts are wiped clear and im no longer unemployed," tweeted a user, explaining the lack of courtesy to the gravity of the situation. "Lost my job at the factory, but so blessed to be reminded of this blessing," tweeted another user.
Bieber continued, saying, "Obviously you know we've worked hard for where we're at so it's like we can't feel bad, you know, the things we have. But I think, just us taking that time to acknowledge that there are people who are really crippling is important."
Jenner replied with a nod saying, "So blessed. I think about it all the time."
"Kendall’s silence when Justin said we worked hard for where we’re at cuz she knows she didn’t and was just born into fame and money LMAO," tweeted another user.
Fans watching the live stream weren't impressed with the trio's comments. One user tweeted, "So grocery workers and farmers don’t work hard! This is the reason I’m no longer a believer. I grew up and saw the man child Justin Bieber is... ever since he got marry he got worms for brains. (sic)"
"Ohhhh my god i’ve never wanted someone to shut the f*** up more @justinbieber @KendallJenner and the other one you SUCK w your privileged-disconnected-from-reality asses," tweeted another user.
"They really said "rip poor people but we're different :/ thoughts n prayers tho xx," tweeted another user.
If you missed the cringy live stream, you can watch it here.