Bad Bunny has addressed a viral video that reveals him throwing a fan’s telephone after the particular person tries to take a selfie with him on the road.
In a Monday tweet, the reggaeton sensation defined that he tossed the fan’s telephone as a result of “a lack of respect” and provided examples of what he would think about respectful fan interactions.
“The person who comes up to me to greet me, tell me something or just meet me will always receive my attention and respect,” the chart-topping “Un Verano Sin Ti” artist tweeted in Spanish. “Those who come to put a damn phone in my face, I will consider it for what it is, a lack of respect and treat it as such.”
The controversial clip, seen here in a tweet from @donfelixSPM, depicts a crowd of individuals following the musician throughout a bridge. When one lady walks up subsequent to Bad Bunny and holds her telephone out in an obvious try to take a selfie, he briefly smiles for the digital camera earlier than throwing the fan’s telephone towards the physique of water under.
The fan watches the flying telephone in shock, whereas one other particular person remarks in Spanish, “Wow, seriously?” The video has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and sparked a debate as as to whether Bad Bunny’s actions have been justified.
Some have criticized Bad Bunny’s conduct, whereas others have taken the vocalist’s facet, contending that the fan invaded his private area.
Fellow musician Lido Pimienta replied to Bad Bunny’s tweet, saying she noticed nothing unsuitable with how he dealt with the state of affairs. Pimienta added that, if something, the fan behaved badly by disturbing him whereas he was strolling calmly down the road.
In October, singer Steve Lacy ignited an analogous dialogue when he was filmed smashing a fan’s disposable digital camera onstage after a concertgoer threw an object that struck him within the leg. Lacy later admitted that he “maybe … couldve reacted better” within the second however didn’t imagine he owed “anyone an apology.”
“I don’t blame him,” @SequanHaynes tweeted in response to the Bad Bunny video. “Honestly I would’ve done the same.”
“The bad bunny fandom is so weird,” tweeted @adrianaserret. “What he did was rude af and if it would’ve been done to anyone defending him now their narrative would be different. Stop putting celebrities on pedestals!”