“Getting beat up by Justin Bieber is just embarrassing” is the common refrain on internet boards following the news that Bieber allegedly assaulted a paparazzo.
Bieber is now wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators after the paparazzo complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center.
Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Wiard says that the photographer in question called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest.
The scuffle happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of the 18-year-old and his girlfriend Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas today.
The photographer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released shortly after.
Bieber and Gomez had left before deputies arrived, so investigators want to talk to him to get his side of the story.
During the altercation, the singer appeared to grow angry at photographers snapping him and Selena.
He then appeared to lose his temper and was reportedly involved in the altercation.
The paparazzo filed a police report, and alleges that according to law enforcement sources the police are investigating the incident as misdemeanour criminal battery.
While Justin failed to keep calm during the altercation, Selena made up for his shortcomings.
The 19-year-old was seen helping Justin retrieve his baseball cap and one of his high top trainers after they flew off during the incident.
She also appeared to be saying some soothing words to her beau as she chatted to him while tenderly stroking his arm to calm him down.
However the level-headed starlet did look a little concerned during the ordeal. Meanwhile, Justin had a face like thunder as he put his shoe back on while being comforted by his girlfriend.
The pop star then walked away with his head in his hands seeming somewhat embarrassed at his behaviour.
The incident occurred as the pair were making their way to a cinema to enjoy a movie date.
Along with his plum-coloured hat and trainers that had flown off, Justin was sporting an aquamarine T-shirt and black jeans.
And Selena looked summery in a printed monochrome maxi dress with a split up one side, which she teamed with brown sandals.