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As it turns out, Justin Bieber has it all wrong.

The singer recently opened up on Instagram about his struggle with mental health and how anxiety is destroying his life.

This is mistaken, however.

The artist is destroying his own life by saying really dumb and really insensitive things.

Late on Friday, Bieber shared a tribute to Chris Brown, one that didn’t merely paint a rosy picture of the polarizing star…

… but one that put Brown in the musical class of two all-time greats.

In this Instagram post, Bieber published an image that featured the phrase "The Legendary Equation" at the top and included photos of Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Brown.

"MJ plus 2 Pac equals CB," the snapshot reads.

This alone would have been controversial enough on its own.

Michael Jackson is considered the King of Pop. Tupac is considered the greatest rapper of all-time.

Is Brown really at their level?


However, Bieber stepped into scalding hot water that extended far beyond one’s music taste when he went on to explain his reasoning here.

"everyone wants to wait til people die To give them the credit they deserve. I’m calling it now when CB passes away after a long full life, you will miss what you had in front of you the whole time," Bieber wrote as a caption to this picture, adding:

trust me watch you will see.

the people who have over looked this mans talent because of a mistake he made.. you need to reevaluate! Love you @chrisbrownofficial.

You caught that, didn’t you?

Bieber brushed off Brown’s infamous assault of Rihanna as a mere "mistake."

Justin Bieber is Overcome With Anxiety
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Brown, of course, beat his then-girlfriend bloody back in 2009.

He slammed his fists into the singer’s face multiple times, eventually agreeing to a plea agreement that resulted in five years of probation and six months of community service and nothing more.

In the many years since, Brown has been accused on other occasions of beating women and of flipping out in an extreme manner — sometimes with a gun.

In other words:

The Rihanna incident would have been enough of a reason to cancel Chris Brown forever, but he has shown in numerous other instances that it was far from a one-time mistake.

The guy is a violent, entitled, dangerous thug.

Chris Brown Screams
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But Justin Bieber loves him!

He has gushed about Brown often in the past, setting a truly terrible example for all of his young fans.

And many social media users called him out this week for doing so.

"Domestic abuse aint a mistake, especially when its done repeatedly. Im sick to my stomach, definitely unfollowing you, mad disappointed," one person remarked.

Another referenced wife Hailey Baldwin and added:

"What if Rihanna was Hailey (sic)? Would you say the same?"

"it wasn’t a mistake. it was a crime," another individual wrote.

Big Kiss for Hailey
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Brown, as you might expected, reacted differently to Bieber’s kind words.

“I love you man! Thank you for believing in me. Your star shines so bright and your heart is unmatched!” he wrote on Bieber’s post, concluding:

"You are a king but more importantly you were here to inspire and create endless possibilities bro! I’m with ya till the wheels fall off and when they do .. we gone get some new wheels."

God, let’s hope not.

Let’s pray the wheels fall off soon and everyone involved in making wheels out there just ups and quits their jobs.