“Justin Bieber got booed. And his bottom lip trembled. And I felt bad for him a little. Am I going soft?” questioned a Twitter music fan during the Billboard Music Awards, aired on Sunday, May 19. With a “viewing audience of 9.47 million, a 28 percent spike over 2012’s audience of 7.4,” according to the Billboard, this was the most-watched BMA ever. Thus, million of viewers may have seen Bieber when he almost cried.
Millions may have felt bad for Justin Bieber in the poignant moment when he realized that boos had erupted from the audience, and the boos were for him. Was the moment when Beiber’s lips quivered captured in this photo?
One viewer twittered praise for the way that the teen idol recovered and immediately responded to the hurtful boos, tweeting, “Justin Bieber getting booed on the #bma, nicely handled though.” Justin’s awards included one for Top Male Artist artist and another for the Milestone Award.
The awards may have helped ease Bieber through the poignant realization that not everybody is a “Belieber.” In particular, the Milestone Award is an award based upon votes from fans. Not all the boos in the world can take the comfort of that truth from him.
His fan base continued to come through for him on Twitter, following with supportive tweets. Many publicly renewed vows of love and devotion. Others, such as the music fan first quoted in this article, were moved by what appeared to be Beiber’s emotional response to the booing.
No matter that the Beiber defiantly manned-up to proclaim to one and all, “I’m 19-years-old,” his trembling lip betrayed the pain of the little boy within. It’s not easy to be booed, especially if you are only a teen.
Twitter responds to Justin’s booing moment: Did he almost cry?
A music fan noted on Twitter that Justin Beiber’s lip trembled when he was booed during the Billboard Music Awards. Was this moment immortalized on film when a sad-eyed Bieber was captured biting his lips?
Justin Bieber’s BBA speech moves Twitter fan to tears
Whether Bieber almost cried or not, one Twitter fan was emotionally moved. “His speech brings tears to my eyes,” tweeted the viewer.
Justin Bieber Twitter supporter reminds BBA haters how far Bieber has come.
One Twitter fan reminds viewers of the Billboard Music Awards that Justin Bieber, who was booed during the ceremony, is “living out his dream,” and has “come so far.”