Social media, the paparazzi and major media outlets got caught up in Justin Bieber hysteria Thursday over a potentially embarrassing incident for the pop star, which Bieber attempted to deflect by addressing it on Instagram.
The frenzy erupted after Bieber was photographed out and about in West Hollywood with a wet stain on his sweat pants — in a particularly strategic area. Speculation immediately began swirling that he had experienced a lapse of bladder control.
Bieber invoked a quote from the Adam Sandler movie “Billy Madison” in an effort to seize the high ground (you can see his post below), but that move backfired with some fans, who became more convinced than ever that the spot was something other than water.
Bieber later followed up with a clarification on Twitter, explaining: “Someone got me flowers and I was driving, made a turn, and the water spilled on my d–k area…Didn’t bother me if it made ya laugh nice!”