A former choreographer and dancer for Justin Bieber has lambasted the pop star on social media, accusing him of degrading girls and paying her “less than minimum wage.”
“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 [sic]. Barely anything. Less than minimum wage for the hours I invested,” wrote Emma Portner on a since-expired Instagram Story.
“I couldn’t afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft. The way you degrade women is an abomination.”
Portner, whose associate is actress Ellen Page, posted the accusations on the heels of Bieber expressing his help for supervisor Scooter Braun. Braun is presently embroiled in controversy with Taylor Swift after he bought Big Machine Label Group, which gave him management over almost all of Swift’s music catalog. In response to the acquisition, Swift penned a weblog on Tumblr the place she known as out Braun for his “manipulative bullying” and mentioned that his entry to her catalog was “the worst case scenario.”
In gentle of Bieber backing Braun amid that drama, Portner mentioned that Bieber collaborates with “overly problematic people” echoes even louder.
“You religiously go to a church that does not support the LGBTQ+ community,” wrote Portner. “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?”
The church Portner is probably going referencing is Hillsong, a up to date Christian church frequented by the likes of Bieber, Kevin Durant, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez. Led by Pastor Carl Lentz, the church has been beneath scrutiny over time for its polarizing perception programs. In addition to showing to not help girls in management on the church, in 2017, they issued a press release “urging Christians to vote against legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia.”
Portner went on say that she hopes for Bieber’s “enlightenment” and that he reads some books.
“A straight white pastor/manager can’t be your only major source of world view. 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.”
The choreographer additionally known as out Bieber for working with Chris Brown regardless of the rape allegations made in opposition to him earlier this yr.
“We should all be ‘checking on you’ and Chris Brown because you both need to be held accountable.”
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