On the evening of May 10th, Beliebers everywhere mourned the loss of any chance they ever had at getting a selfie with their idol after Justin Bieber posted on Instagram announcing that he was done taking pictures with fans.
Earlier that day, a girl named Kailyn Ferrara posted a video she filmed of herself running into Justin Bieber on the street, approaching him and trying to take a selfie with him while his bodyguard asked her firmly not to.
The timing of the two incidents led fans to believe that Kailyn was to blame and they lashed out at her in the comments of her video.
Now, Kailyn is speaking out. In an interview with Mix 104.1’s Karson and Kennedy show, Kailyn tried to explain her behavior that night. “I got really excited because I couldn’t believe it was really [Justin], so my first instinct was ‘I need to give him a hug’, so I walked over and I gave him a hug. I put my phone up and he didn’t like that… The security guard said, ‘You shouldn’t do that without asking first.'”
“I feel bad,” Kailyn continued. “I didn’t think he’d get mad about it, but he did…”
For what it’s worth, Justin was still nice despite everything that happened. “After I gave him the hug, he still talked to me. He got over it quickly and still talked to us after the incident.”
It’s more likely that a culmination of overwhelming and potentially dangerous experiences with fans led to Justin’s decision rather than his single encounter with Kailyn, but she’s still really sorry.
“I’m sorry, Justin,” Kailyn said. “I’m sorry that I upset you. I didn’t mean to cause you anything this big. I had no idea – I was just very excited to see you.”