Justin Bieber cancels the VIP meet and greets forever. This is horrific news for Beliebers hoping to meet and greet Bieber on “Purpose”.
The sad news went viral on social media, ABC News reported. The Canadian singer announced it himself on Instagram.
Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉
ABC News revealed information provided by Bkstg, the group that manages the singer’s VIP experiences. Bkstg cited a security incident as the cause for the cancellation, the website added.
Fans sent out tweets to express their reactions to the news.
Moment of silence for the girls who paid £2000 for meet and greet with Justin Bieber and then he cancels it..
— Keira Hubbard (@KeiraHubbardx) March 23, 2016
new drinking game: take a shot every time justin bieber looks like he wants to die in his meet and greet pictures
— bri (@ohmylirry) March 23, 2016
The fact that Hayley and Taylor did a meet and greet for over 1,000 people and Justin Bieber can't do however many cause it's "tiring" lol
— sobie-wan kenobi (@Iookingup) March 23, 2016
MLive revealed the strange refund policy put together by Bkstg. Hence, the website noted that it’s more upsetting than the meet and greet cancellation.
MLive posted Bkstg’s refund statement:
“If you no longer want to attend the concert, please email firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of receiving your itinerary and we’ll start the refund process. Please note that there are no partial refunds, so you would be also forfeiting your ticket in exchange for your money back.”
Therefore, fans who paid US$ 2,000 would have to give up their concert tickets as well in order to get a full refund.
MLive also revealed fan tweets in connection with the bizarre refund policy.
Can't believe Justin Bieber's meet and greet packages for his tour have been cancelled… they cost so much money in the first place😦
— sam carr 🌿 (@saamcarr) March 23, 2016
Lol @ the people who payed over $2,000 for a meet and greet with Justin Bieber and him canceling them… Crazy
— Cαrlee (@carleeswartz) March 23, 2016
The “Sorry” singer was seen hitting a few golf balls on the same day that he announced a stop to the meet and greets. Mail Online noted that Bieber was likely getting rid of stress caused by his “Purpose” tour.
The singer called on his biggest fans to join him in concert two days before the “Purpose” tour kicked off in Seattle, WA.
In November, CapitalCityTickets.com opened its pre-sale of VIP tickets for Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” Tour. It offered three packages namely the “Where are you now?” at US$ 375 (approx. $ 500) and “I’ll Show You” VIP Purpose Experience at US$ 925 (approx. $ 1233).
The Ultimate Purpose Experience package included the chance of a selfie with Justin Bieber.