Anyone in attendance or tuning in to watch Ariana Grande's performance at Coachella Weekend 2 was in for a treat again, as she brought out Justin Bieber for a surprise performance. The pair sang "Sorry" together and received insane praise from their fans. However, it didn't take long for many on Twitter to accuse Justin of lip-synching.
oh...... justin bieber...... lip syncing at coachella........ why ......why......oh no pic.twitter.com/6d9HuNBA8J— ben freeman (@b3nfreeman) April 22, 2019
Many on social media were debating if the singer truly was lip-synching or just singing on top of a backtrack, but things really escalated when E! News host Morgan Stewart spoke on the subject during an episode of Nightly Pop this week. She began by savagely yelling "No!" at the clip of Justin's performance. "I did not realize it was going to be that bad," she continued.
She also came for Justin's forehead acne, and called his performance "f**ked up." Morgan clearly felt some type a way about it, to say the very least. While her co-hosts Nina Parker and Hunter March agreed the performance wasn't great, it looks like Justin and Ari took Morgan's words to heart the most--and we don't blame them.
Justin caught wind of the harsh criticism and took to Twitter today to basically ask why people have to be so nasty. "@Morgan_Stewart imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other peoples expense actually building people up and encouraging people how much positivity you could bring," the singer wrote. "What hurts about this is the fact that you have a platform to make a difference." He went on to ask when we'll all stop "tearing each other apart."
When are we gonna be the kind of people that find joy in adding value to one another and not tearing each other apart..— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) April 24, 2019
Fans were quick to come to Justin's defense, sending him support and again praising him for his Coachella appearance. For Ari's part, she was a bit less sweet with her weigh-in. Responding to a clip from the E! segment, the "Thank U, Next" star called Morgan "ugly" because of her mean words.
"People look so ugly when they talk about other people like this, it’s crazy," Ariana tweeted. "Like no matter how pretty you are or how long u spent getting ready, u ugly to me now. HOW do people watch s**t like this lmao."
Even if Justin was lip-synching (though he claimed via Twitter he "sang to [a] backtrack like most cameos do this is a normal thing), it's really not worth absolutely trashing him over it. The whole Coachella performance was great, the Biebs hinted at new music, and that is all. We hope he is able to move on from this!