Justin Bieber is firing back after E! News host Morgan Stewart ripped his Coachella performance to shreds. He joined Ariana Grande on stage to perform “Sorry” at the music festival over the weekend — and here’s the brutal review via Nightly Pop for reference.


“I did not realize it was going to be that bad,” Morgan says as she quite literally laughs out loud.

Well, Justin isn’t letting this one slide. After returning to the stage for the first time in two years, the pop star is standing up for himself and speaking out against the harsh criticism. “It’s people like you that are bullies at school that are making kids suicidal,” he writes.

“Imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other peoples expense actually building people up.” Very good point.

Ariana also chimes in with a since-deleted tweet… “People are so lost. One day everybody that works at all them blogs will realize how unfulfilled they are and purposeless what they’re doing is and hopefully shift their focus elsewhere. that’s gonna be a beautiful ass day for them! i can’t wait for them to feel lit inside.”

She continues, “i don’t like when people try to ruin beautiful moments for my friends that’s all. have a good day.”

This is a double-edged sword, because on one hand entertainers are subject to criticism — but does it have to be that way? It does seem as though Bieber was blatantly lip-synching during his surprise cameo — but should he be torn down for it? He certainly wasn’t trying to hide it after the fact. We’re gonna go with a hard no, siding with Justin on this one as his appearance was pure, fun (and apparently unplanned) entertainment.

See all the tweets below and move along.

Justin Bieber Speaks Out