The paparazzi may finally have caused Justin Bieber to snap last night.
Following a birthday dinner with girlfriend Selena Gomez, the new 17-year old - a young star typically calm, cool and totally in control - tried to drive away from a rush of photographers outside Hollywood restaurant Maggiano's.
But when one stuck his lens near the vehicle, look how Bieber reacted:
Don't give the paparazzi what they want, Justin Bieber. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
Do we understand the irritation one must experience over such a lack of privacy? Absolutely. But it's a trade-off all celebrities must make in exchange for fame and fortune.
Justin and Selena are well-trained in the tabloid game. They had to have known this sort of occurrence would take place when going out to eat at a famous Los Angeles establishment. Ideally, they would have chosen to either dine elsewhere. The alternative?
Do everything in your power, Justin, to not give the paparazzi EXACTLY what they are after.
UPDATE: Bieber has Tweeted the following apology:
“had a great bday and at the end of the night we got surrounded by paps and i reacted in a way i know better. im sorry... it’s not always easy but i know better than to react in anger.”