Justin Bieber is angry that his father created a "mess" with a homophobic tweet and a depthless apology.
Earlier in the week, Jeremy Bieber took to Twitter to post a rainbow flag with the sarcastic caption, "Don't forget to thank a straight person this month for your existence." The message, which was later deleted, came two days after he publicly shaded Pride Month, tweeting, "We need to celebrate families. U know the reason we're all here! The things this generation glorifies is unbelievable!"
In the immediate aftermath of Wednesday's message, fans torched Jeremy online. Justin, meanwhile, was "mad" that his father added unprovoked undue stress, a source told the Daily Mail.
"Justin hasn't had many controversies lately. He is trying to lay relatively low and just be there for [wife Hailey Bieber] and their relationship and not try to be around drama. He has had plenty of that in his life," the source explained. "But unfortunately, his dad started some new drama and now Justin is involved in the mess. He is mad at his dad for doing what he did but also knows that people will be talking about something else tomorrow and this will pass."
Fans of the "Sorry" singer weren't willing to let Jeremy off the hook so easily.
One person said, "don't forget to thank your son cause he's the reason your electricity hasn't been shut off yet!" Another added, "Says the man who abandoned his child and only came back bc he became famous.. that's how you celebrate family?" Another critic tweeted, "Wasn't expected anything else from a grown man who leeches off his son." One questioned, "celebrate your three different families with people you abandoned?"
Amid the backlash, Jeremy posted an uninspired apology.
"Acknowledging the nuclear family is offensive? My apologies to those offended. Was not my intent. Not that my opinion matters," he tweeted.
Since then, the father and son have spoken and are "on the same page to not do anything stupid like this again," the Mail's source said.
"Justin has had an up-and-down relationship with his dad for years, and this just adds to it all. Justin's dad knows he put Justin in a bad position, but Justin is looking to move on from this as quickly as it started in the first place and hopes his dad is forgiven," the insider said. "Especially since it is so close to Father's Day and his dad's birthday. Justin wants to celebrate his dad and not be mad at his dad."