Please, everyone, stop giving animals to Justin Bieber.
The 19-year-old pop singer, who in recent weeks has suffered a series of embarrassing public shenanigans, had his pet capuchin monkey placed in quarantine last week after arriving in Germany without the proper paperwork.
“Justin has been acting like a right diva," a source told the UK Sun. "He is out of control and lives in an alternative reality to the rest of us. He didn’t think about the potential risks of flying a monkey from one continent to another."
Bieber reportedly received the capuchin as a gift from record producer Mally Mall, who tweeted the below photo earlier in the week with a caption, "OG MALLY FIRST PIC WITH HIS POPS @JUSTINBIEBER."
Of course, anyone who has followed Bieber over the years will not be surprised to hear the latest round of animal drama. The singer was slammed by animal rights groups last December after casually giving away his pet hamster to a fan (the animal died last month), as well as auctioning off his his baby boa constrictor ”Johnson” to raise money for charity.
“I found it really disgusting that celebrities like Bieber would stoop to a level of using living creatures as a fashion accessory and then so easily discard it,” the winning bidder, who immediately donated the snake to a reptile zoo, told E! Online. ”I am a huge pet and animal lover and was amazed that Mr. Bieber would actually auction off his own personal pet.”
It's currently unclear when Bieber will get this monkey back, but I'm hoping it's an animal sanctuary that's this capuchin's next destination instead of a private jet.