Justin Bieber slams 'irresponsible journalists' in his new revealing book
Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber has hit out at the press for how they handed the paternity drama that plagued him last year.
Back in 2011, a girl named Mariah Yeater went public with a story in which she claimed that the 'Baby' superstar was the father of her son and this report spread around the world's media very quickly.
Now, in his new book 'Just Getting Started', Bieber has addressed the case and slammed journalists for jumping to conclusions and publishing false information, writing: "Whatever happened to responsible journalism? Aren’t reporters supposed to check their facts before writing their stories?"
"Maybe it’s just me, but I could never get away with making up some story for a school project and passing it off as real! My teachers would have flunked me for even trying something like that! Another thing I don’t really understand is that when someone is stalking you without a camera it is illegal, but if they are doing it with a camera it is somehow perfectly fine. I don’t get that difference and I suppose I never will."
"One of the worst downsides of fame is the freedom and liberties the media take when it comes to reporting on a celebrity’s personal life. At the same time, without the media, you can’t do your job so I guess it’s a give and take."
He continues: "Why has it become more necessary to sensationalize the news for people to get them to read a newspaper or buy a magazine at the cost of the truth? When did gossip websites become viable sources for legitimate news?"
"I’ve always had a good relationship with the media, and for the most part, the media and paparazzi have been pretty good to me. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have nearly as close a relationship with you, my fans, but at the same time I just wish that they didn’t have to go about getting the stories in the way some of them do."
The book will be released in the UK tomorrow (September 13) and you can watch his latest music video below:
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