Justin Bieber is tired of his fans. Now he wants them to leave him alone. No, not the real Justin Beiber.
A 35-year-old Jacksonville, FL, resident named Justin Bieber is being mistaken for the 16-year-old pop star of the same name, and he’s not happy about it. He says he has been burdened with fan mail, calls and home visits from Bieber’s biggest fans and was even kicked off Facebook for using a fake name.
“I guess their policy is ban first, ask questions never,” he told Jacksonville’s ABC 25. He has tried to contact Facebook to get reinstated but has yet to be re-listed on the social networking site. He’s adding this to the laundry list of annoyances that have plagued him since the teen star rose to fame.
Bieber, who says he’s an arcade geek who loves pinball machines, is receiving calls from musicians and fans at all hours of the day and can’t figure out how to stop it. Bieber estimates he receives 50 messages every two hours and anywhere from two to 10 fan letters a day.
“Artists saying, ‘I am going to be working with you this weekend.’ I say, ‘No, you’re not, you don’t want to sing with me,'” said Bieber.
He changed his phone number, but one fan site found his new digits. He has been forced to unplug his telephone, hoping the calls will eventually stop.
“It’s not so bad,” he said. “It does not keep me awake at night, but I feel bad for little girls who want to send messages to their hero and it gets to this [points to himself].”
Looks like the world is big enough for only one Justin Bieber.