Nickelodeon and YouTube star and dancer JoJo Siwa (Dance Moms, School of Rock) got roasted on Instagram by Justin Bieber after posting a controversial picture of her customized BMW from West Coast Customs.
Bieber joined car enthusiasts worldwide who groaned at 15-year-old Siwa’s brand-new vehicle wrapped in super vibrant colors and a gigantic picture of herself.
For better or worse, it looks like Barbie’s dream car on acid, featuring a glittery paint job and multi-colored wheels.
West Coast Customs gifted the unique car to Siwa as a Christmas present.
Bieber jokingly posted “Burn it” in the comments section, but ended up apologizing to Siwa after receiving criticism for his remark from angry fans and even Siwa’s mother on social media.
What do you think? Is JoJo’s new whip fabulous or freakish?
At first, Bieber wasn’t impressed with the flamboyant design of Jojo’s BMW.
But some fans criticized Bieber for harshly mocking a 15-year-old’s Christmas gift.
Justin Bieber told JoJo Siwa to burn her car … what the fuck Even is 2018
— MANE???? (@CrystalSnowaye) December 31, 2018
the justin bieber jojo siwa beef was truly the only way to end 2018 this is like the groundhog day thing jojo siwa and bieber fought that means we get 12 months of good
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) December 31, 2018
So funny how @justinbieber is this God fearing man full of love and blah blah blah, yet he has the time to attack a LITTLE GIRL for the car she received for her birthday.
“I hope you didn’t think I was being malicious or mean spirited,” but you were!
— ᶜʰᶤˡᵈᶤˢʰ ᵍᵃʳᵇᵃᶰᶻᵒ (@eiramuh) December 31, 2018
Others actually agreed with Bieber about burning the car.
I mean… Justin Bieber may have been harsh, but was he wrong? That car is hideous and you know it.
— Aasha Collins (@aashacollinsxo) December 31, 2018
I mean Justin Bieber wasn’t wrong, the car is pretty fuckin ugly
— ☼ ℏḁñṇⱥḫ ☼ (@hannurcx) December 31, 2018
justin bieber is nicer than i am bc that car is hideous and it just goes to show you that someone having money doesn't mean they have taste
— ibby (@Ibby_Morris) January 1, 2019
Well he is right @justinbieber I mean who drives a car with their face on it ????
— TamiTam❤️VIP (@lvmuscfrevr) January 1, 2019
Anger from Siwa’s young fans prompted Bieber to apologize on Twitter.
@itsjojosiwa I have nothing against you it was the car and the colors I didn’t like I really hope you didn’t think it was malicious or mean spirited
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 30, 2018
And she accepted, inviting Bieber to perform at her next birthday party.
it’s all good bro! you can perform at my 16th birthday party and we’ll call it good! https://t.co/xe94SQcjbD
— JoJo Siwa ???????????? (@itsjojosiwa) December 30, 2018
Yet the apology wasn’t enough to placate fans defending JoJo on social media.
Omg why are so mean to her?! She is a fan of you. Why can't you say "nice" or something like this or don't say anything??!! that's really mean????????????
I hope you're happy with yourself now????????
— talyansm1 (@talyansm1) January 1, 2019
I have nothing against you. It's your personality and music I don't like. I really hope you don't think this is malicious or mean spirited.
— Shanon Resists (@Resister19681) December 31, 2018
We give Bieber major credit for apologizing, but he should probably avoid messing with JoJo Siwa and her fans again.