Justin Bieber is upset after hordes of fans knocked over his mother and stole his hat as he tried to walk through a New Zealand airport last night.
The Canadian pop star arrived in Auckland yesterday for a concert and promotional duties. The 16-year-old was met by hundreds of screaming girls, who mobbed him and his entourage the moment they cleared customs.
In the ensuring chaos, Justin’s mother Pattie Mallette was knocked to the ground and his hat was taken, prompting an angry Justin to take to his Twitter page to urge his fans to calm down.
“Finally got to New Zealand last night. The airport was crazy. Not happy that someone stole my hat and knocked down my mama. Come on people,” Justin wrote.
“I want to be able to sign and take pics and meet my fans, but if you are all pushing, security won’t let me. Let’s keep it safe and have fun.”
Pattie later posted her own message saying she was “OK” after the incident.
“Thanks for all ur support!! I’m ok thank you!!! (sic),” she wrote.
Justin’s arrival caused similar chaos in Australia, where police were forced to cancel his planned outdoor concert earlier this week because fans were being crushed in the rush to get into the venue. Several teenage girls were taken to hospital, with one suffering a fracture kneecap and several others fainting from hyperventilation.
Bieber’s manager Scott ‘Scooter’ Braun was recently arrested over a similar incident at a shopping centre in Long Island, New York, last November. Justin was due to perform a free concert in the mall, but police had to cancel it after fan numbers became dangerous. Scooter was accused of taking too long to inform the crowd the event was called off, thus endangering the life of Justin’s young fans.