Thursday, July 4, 2019

Justin Bieber accused of 'degrading women' over pay by former choreographer

Justin Bieber has been accused of 'degrading women' over pay in a scathing Instagram post by his former choreographer.

Emma Portner, married to Juno actress Ellen Page, accused the 25-year-old pop star of 'barely paying her the minimum wage', claiming 'she could not afford to eat' during the Purpose World Tour in 2016.

Writing on her now deleted Instagram story, 24-year-old Portner made her claim Bieber was 'degrading women' with his actions: "I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft. The way you degrade women is an abomination."

As well as the Purpose tour, Portner also worked on Bieber's Life Is Worth Living music video.

She went on to say that she 'regrets' being associated with the Canadian singer.

Portner continued: "I regret working under your name. I gave your universe my naive body, creativity, time and effort. Twice. For content you made millions off of.

"While I made zilch. Natta. Barely anything. Less than minimum wage for the hours I invested."

Portner wasn't finished there with Bieber and continued with her take down of the singer, accusing him of collaborating with "overly problematic people."

She went on to allege that the Hillsong church he attends is anti-LGBT, something the organisation denies.

Portner added: "Your company hired an out lesbian in your music video, and to choreograph some content for your purpose world tour. How do you feel about that?

"A lesbian, HELPING YOU, for a disrespectful amount of money, as you attend a church that goes against my existence?"

Portner went on to offer to send Bieber books to "change the way your traumatised brain thinks".

She added: "I have so much to say but mostly ... I really hope you educate yourself beyond your bible.

"You have IMMENSE power. Use it to STOP DEGRADING WOMEN."

Bieber has yet to respond to the allegations.