Watch Justin Bieber Mock Taylor Swift's Viral Banana Video
Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have a complicated history.
At one point, they used to be friends, with the two supporting each other at events, and Bieber even opening for Swift’s Fearless tour in 2009. But eventually, their relationship soured.
And though it’s been years since they fell out, it looks like they’ll never get back to how they used to be. That’s not to say that things are so horrible between them that there’s no chance of reconciliation — rather, Bieber just keeps digging a deeper hole.
This time, he’s making fun of a video where Swift had a post-surgery meltdown, and fans are pissed.
A recap of Swift’s meltdown
On Oct. 3, the “Love Story” crooner appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where the host played a video of Swift freaking out over a banana after her recent laser eye surgery. Swift was on a lot of medication at the time and pretty out of it.
In the video, she picked out a banana and then complained that it wasn’t the one she wanted. Later, she’s seen in bed munching on the banana, to which her mother warned her not to eat while falling asleep.
“I’m not asleep,” Swift replied, “My mind is alive.”
Bieber mocked Swift on social media
Over the weekend of Oct. 4, Bieber mocked Swift in his wife Hailey Baldwin’s Instagram Live. In the video, the “Baby” singer screamed, “It’s not the banana that I wanted; it’s not the right banana; it has no head.”
“That was so funny,” Baldwin added.
But it wasn’t funny to some fans, who rushed to social media to slam the singer.
“@justinbieber is one of the biggest [hypocrites] of all time. He always says things like ‘Just love’ and then he mocks Taylor out of nowhere. So annoying. He’s really obsessed with Taylor,” one person tweeted.
“He’s obsessed with her. It’s the only way he’s even able to stay relevant,” another added.
But not everyone thought Bieber was throwing shade, with one person tweeting: “I legit don’t think they’re trying to make this a big deal, they just saw it and were laughing about it :/ but
His wife responds
As the criticism mounted, Baldwin took to Twitter to clear the air. She wrote in response to one critic:
“I never knew I could make somebody so upset… truly I’m so sorry you’re THIS upset?! Lord have mercy I hope I’m never this upset about someone I don’t know!!”
She followed it up by noting: “Listen. I think it’s awesome how passionate you are and how hard you ride for someone you’re a fan of, it’s beautiful how dedicated you are. If there’s something I did to personally hurt you or offend you I’m sorry, it’s not my intention to upset you by any means.”
“But being angry at someone you don’t know does nothing for you. I know cause I been there… all it’s gonna do is make you miserable. Don’t let ME of all people get you feeling that way. Trust me, I’m not worth the energy, nobody should be worth that energy!” she continued.
Neither Bieber or Swift has commented on the drama, which suggests that it might not be as big as a deal as some have made it out to be. But we’ll see what happens.
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