Justin Bieber (c.) at his Manila concert Tuesday.


MANILA — “CSI” actress Marg Helgenberger may be right after all when she described Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber as “kind of a brat.”

According to the Manila Bulletin, Manila may have just gotten a taste of Bieber’s alleged infamous reputation.

The 17-year old singer, who left Manila Wednesday morning following a sold out concert at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, reportedly exhibited unfavorable behavior towards his waiting fans at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), according to reports by ABS-CBN and GMA.

In videos aired on GMA’s “24 Oras” Wednesday and on “Unang Hirit” the following day, Bieber can be seen walking hurriedly and, at one point, asking his fans to get out of his way.

ABS-CBN’s “Umagang Kay Ganda” showed the diminutive pop star telling a cameraman, “Can you back up, bro? Thank you,” when the latter took footage of him up close while the singer and company were getting their luggage from the x-ray scanner.

Following Bieber’s May 10 concert, Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton and Hollywood entertainment TV show “TMZ” wrote in their respective websites that Bieber had already been feeling unwell even before arriving in the country.

Bieber was said to have been diagnosed last week with a “bad chest infection,” and was “so ill” during his concert that he went backstage in between songs to vomit.

Many of Bieber’s fans — known as Beliebers — defended the singer and attributed this display of attitude to his health condition.

In any case, Bieber described his Manila show on his Twitter account as “great but tough.”

Meanwhile, the same “UKG” report said that the singer was a no-show at his concert’s after party held at the Seventh High Lounge in Taguig Tuesday night.

It also showed a typed explanation by Seventh High’s Marketing Consultant Carmina Sanchez for Bieber’s absence, saying, “Masama ang pakiramdam ni Justin sa Singapore pa lang. Kaya rin siguro hindi ito naka-sipot sa party.”

Bieber and his entourage were in Singapore prior to flying to Manila.

In related news, a video titled “Justin Bieber — how arrogant can you be?” was posted Wednesday by YouTube user v7andrea.

The incident happened as Bieber made his way inside the plane.

According to the video description, v7andrea’s father, an airport employee “in neon green vest” attempted to secure an autograph from the singer for v7andrea’s sister.

“But take a look on what he did. He tapped my father’s hand and the CD fell on the floor. Nobody from his crew helped him. Not even an apology from Justin Bieber himself.

“Where are your manners now kiddo? I know you’re sick but you could’ve at least said sorry you are not signing anything.

“How could you do that to my father,” the rest of v7andrea’s description read.

User comments on the video sharing site ranged from those condemning the singer’s behavior to those defending him.

According to a report by PEP Thursday, radio commentators such as dzMM’s John Ibañez and former Vice President Noli de Castro have already criticized Bieber for this.

More, PEP said that this resulted to the commentators receiving flak from diehard Beliebers, which purportedly included harsh comments and even swear words.

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