Justin Bieber went back to this hometown, Stratford, Ont, this week where he was reportedly confronted by a family friend at a local Walmart who was furious over the pop star's bad behaviour.
The Daily Mail reports Bieber was involved in a rather heated confrontation on March 31 when Stratford resident Mike Malcho saw Bieber and "30 goons" sauntering through a Walmart "like they owned the place with no regards (sic) to employees or others."
Bieber reportedly had a police escort as he and his entourage rode a local transit bus to Walmart. Bieber tweeted a photo on Instagram showing his entourage and himself on a bus. But it was his antics there that seems to have led to Malcho, who was with his seven-year-old son at the time, confronting Bieber and calling him and his group out for their deeds.
Malcho posted a lengthy message on his Facebook page April 1 detailing what transpired (it has since been made private but a screenshot is below). Malcho said he was happy he told Bieber exactly what he thought of him for his actions and how his entourage allowed him to behave in that manner.
"Waltz into Walmart last night and low and behold Mr Bieber not only being a little prick to young girls by shining flash lights in there face etc..." Malcho said, adding Bieber was tossing things and opening food. He also reportedly played floor hockey int he store.
Malcho said he has known Bieber "since u were knee high to a grass hopper" and grew up with Bieber's parents. "I get it fame goes to ppls heads but my god boy grow up...so many young girls and boys look up to u let alone ur home town."
He also said "I am proud of where I came from and Happy I spoke my mind to u....," ending his post by stating how Bieber was a "disappointment" due to his behavior, something that affects not only Bieber but the residents of Stratford. "Give Stratford something to be proud of again...END of story."
Earlier today, April 4, Malcho posted a new note on his Facebook page effectively stating he received no money for the story or wasn't paid by any publication for his version of events. "I stood up for what I believed to be right and in my eyes it doesn't matter if it was the pope I still would have said what I said ...For the ones taking the story and running with it GET IT RIGHT," he wrote.
Another photo emerged on Twitter showing Bieber in the store posing with a child:
My son Anthony got picture taken with Justin Bieber @ Stratford Walmart. pic.twitter.com/GVjZWtyHKE— jake klassen (@jakeallthetime) April 1, 2014
I wish I would have made a video of #JustinBieber playing floor hockey at Stratford Walmart.— jake klassen (@jakeallthetime) April 4, 2014
Meanwhile, Joe Jonas also took a shot at Bieber's situation and in particular Bieber's father. In a Scene Magazine interview Jonas said he has been able to move into a calmer day-to-day routine away from the spotlight of pop stardom. "I've had an easier route than most," Jonas said. "The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope. [Bieber] is having a very tough time finding balance. I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal -- that's going to sum it up pretty quick. There's an equation for some sort of explosion."
Finally to complete the trilogy of the bizarre, The Daily Record reports Bieber has been ordered to pay $11,500 for being absent for a Miami deposition in January. Bieber was meant to attend the deposition in Los Angeles on Jan. 23 regarding the alleged assault on photographer Jeffrey Binion in 2012.
However, Mark DiCowden, Binion's attorney was informed the day before that Bieber wouldn't be there. Bieber will be ordered to pay $7,500 in legal fees to Binion's attorney as well as travel and food expenses DiCowden incurred during his stay in Los Angeles.
Bieber made no mention of the confrontation via social media. The singer earned a Fans Choice award at the Juno Awards last Sunday night in Winnipeg which caused the audience to erupt into boos. Singer Serena Ryder took a portion of her acceptance speech to support Bieber, saying he had been "working his ass off."