Seth Rogen may be having a field day with Justin Bieber's Jan. 23 arrest, but not everyone in Hollywood is as quick to cast stones at the 19-year-old pop star. Less than 24 hours after the "Never Say Never" singer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle with an expired license and resisting arrest without violence in Miami, his manager voiced his support.
"@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 tweeted. He also posted a quote on his Instagram account that read, "What defines us is how well we rise after falling." The picture has since been deleted. Before the day was over, the music mogul, 32, tweeted, "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."
Braun isn't the only person standing in Bieber's corner. Lady Gaga also urged fans to rally behind the singer and his fans via her Little Monsters website. "Hey monsters. I know everyone today is taking about Justin's arrest and all sorts of words and judgments are happening on the Internet. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and to stand up for themselves, but I think we should be supportive of Beliebers," the 27-year-old pop princess wrote. "They deserve, just like any other fan, to feel strong for each other and Justin so they can continue to share the bond they have through music."
Gaga continued, "We may not understand everything celebrities do because there's only so much we see, but Justin and Beliebers were 'born this way' too. Let's spread love and compassion to Beliebers today. That is what we are all about. Can you trend #MonstersSupportBeliebers?"
Ironically, Bieber's fans declared war on Gaga's Little Monsters in March 2012.
Bieber, who has been released from jail, has not yet replied to Braun or Gaga via his social media sites.