Justin Bieber Breaks Silence, Compares Self to Michael Jackson
Justin Bieber has broken his silence following his DUI arrest in Miami Beach Thursday, posting a picture to his Instagram account in which he compares himself to Michael Jackson.
After being released from jail, Bieber climbed on top of a car to wave to the fans waiting outside the facility.
On Friday, he posted a picture of that next to one of Jackson stepping on top of a car and waving to his fans.
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Bieber captioned the picture "What more can they say" followed by a crown icon, presumably a reference to Jackson's "King of Pop" nickname.
The picture is the first comment or social media post from Bieber since Thursday's arrest.
Jackson's picture was taken following his January 2004 arraignment on child molestation charges. The King of Pop pled not guilty and then climbed on top of an SUV outside the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Jackson was later found not guilty of all charges.
Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, and father Jeremy have also spoken out via Twitter.
Braun posted the following two messages, expressing support for his client, but also saying he would "act in the manner of someone who truly cares."
@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares. that is all I have to say. thanks for all those concerned— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) January 24, 2014
Been a long day. Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad.— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) January 24, 2014
Bieber's father, Jeremy, meanwhile, defended himself against reports that he was with his son before and after the younger Bieber's arrest.
I can protect my kids, but I can't protect them from you and your lies. Believe in the truth not in the lies of the enemy. #reallife— Jeremy Bieber (@JeremyBieber) January 24, 2014
Check out Justin's Instagram photo below.