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Justin Bieber walks off stage in Manchester, chats biology with ‘respectful’ Birmingham audience

By | Published on Tuesday 25 October 2016

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s campaign against screaming, which he has instigated as he makes his way around the UK on a tour, has continued. On Sunday night in Manchester he went a step further than previous occasions, throwing his mic down and walking off stage when fans did not follow his calls for quiet.

“I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love, I appreciate the kind things”, he told the audience. “But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you. I don’t think it’s necessary when I’m trying to say something and you guys are screaming”.

When the screaming continued, he left the stage in anger, though returned shortly afterwards, explaining: “The point of the no screaming thing is that when I’m looking at you in the eyes you know that we’re actually having a moment and having a connection”.

When that didn’t stop the screaming, he announced that he was “just going to quit the talking” and “do the music”. Sounds like a plan.

Bieber’s current UK tour has mainly been in the news for the singer’s various calls for fans to listen when he is talking to them. He told some screaming fans in London that they would be “the first to go when Jesus comes back” and others in Birmingham last week that they were “obnoxious”.

Returning to Birmingham last night, things seem to have gone a little better. “THE BIRMINGHAM CROWD RESPECTED JUSTIN SO MUCH HE WAS SO NICE”, one fan screamed on Twitter afterwards.

The respectful silence from the audience meant that Bieber was able to run a Q&A session, in which he was asked by one fan, “Why are you so beautiful?”

“Well”, he began. “I have a very beautiful mother and a very beautiful father, and they came together one day. Late night, probably. I think Mom slept over at Dad’s house. They got to makin the lovin, and out comes JB. That’s the science behind it”.

I think I preferred it when you couldn’t hear him speaking.