Justin Bieber mocked Taylor Swift’s banana video & the Snake Fam is so mad

Taylor Swift wearing Atelier Versace arrives at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Okay, let’s get into this, and I’m going to have to start at the beginning because I failed to cover this stuff last week. Taylor Swift was in New York last week to shill for her album (Lover) and prep for Saturday Night Live, where she was the musical guest. She did some talk show appearances, including the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon was prepared for the interview – he had spoken to her mother beforehand and gotten an epic video of Taylor on drugs after her Lasik eye surgery. Taylor had no idea that Fallon even knew she had the surgery, so she was already freaking out about that. Then the video – taken by her mom – of Taylor all drugged out and crying over bananas appeared. It’s all in the beginning of this clip:

It’s funny enough. There’s an interesting/funny subculture of those kinds of videos of people filming their loved ones after being drugged for a medical procedure. There are lots of kids post-wisdom teeth-removal saying and doing some crazy sh-t. Anyway, it was a cute video and who cares? Justin Bieber cares. He was doing an Instagram Live thing and he mocked Taylor’s banana thing:

Is this actual mockery? It’s 14-seconds where, one could argue, Justin was simply copying her. Does it have an edge of mockery? Sure. It does. Especially given that Justin and Taylor aren’t particularly close, and given that Taylor has a, like, a Deep State conspiracy theory about Justin and Kanye West and Scooter Braun and Kim Kardashian and RECEIPTS. So yeah, it was rude. The person filming it was Hailey Baldwin, Justin’s wife, and she can be heard saying “that’s so funny.” So, obviously, the Snake Fam was especially mad yesterday and they started hate-tweeting Hailey and Justin. Hailey ended up responding:

Baldwin went on to respond to one of her critics, who tweeted numerous times about her distaste for the pair — specifically Baldwin. Replying to one of the posts, which included a video of another woman telling Baldwin to “shut up” and “stay out of people’s business,” Baldwin wrote, “I never knew I could make somebody so upset. Truly I’m so sorry you’re THIS upset?!” she added. “Lord have mercy I hope I’m never this upset about someone I don’t know!!”

“Listen. I think it’s awesome how passionate you are and how hard you ride for someone you’re a fan of, it’s beautiful how dedicated you are,” Baldwin continued. “If there’s something I did to personally hurt you or offend you I’m sorry, it’s not my intention to upset you by any means but being angry at someone you don’t know does nothing for you. I know cause I been there.. all it’s gonna do is make you miserable. Don’t let ME of all people get you feeling that way. Trust me, I’m not worth the energy, nobody should be worth that energy.”

[From People]

This is such a weird little controversy, isn’t it? On one side, I think the Snake Fam is overreacting. On the other side… Justin does seem to have a bizarre obsession with Taylor, or an obsession with mocking her. I wonder if, in Justin’s mind, he thinks he’s being playful with a work acquaintance and he truly does not realize that Taylor thinks of him as the ENEMY because of Kanye and Scooter Braun and all that?

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin leave their hotel as they head to a meeting

Taylor Swift Performs On ABC's Good Morning America

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  1. Hikaru says:

    His wife, Hailey, has been making public hate posts about Tayor since forever ago. She started to hate her first because she was into Harry Styles and he liked Taylor. There is a whole crazy history of posts she made about her at the time and she just never stopped. Taylor on the other hand has never even acknowledged or replied to her once.

    I wonder if Justin realizes the real reason his wife supports his making fun of her. It’s literally because of another man that she likes.

    • kat says:

      lol the fandom of these teeny boppers is insane

      Hikaru say that last sentence like Justin will divorce her once he finds out! LMAO.

      • CROWHOOD says:

        @kat I am Crying over here. ITS
        ALL BECAUSE OF ANOTHER MAN!

      • Jb says:

        The only thing funny about either video is how people think Taylor didn’t know about “releasing “ it (ha!) and how upset her rabid fans are getting about it.

      • Aeval says:

        @Jb, exactly! Taylor micromanages every aspect of her image. There’s no way she didn’t know that video was going to be aired on Fallon. She was behind that decision, no doubt. Why are people pretending she was genuinely shocked about it?!

    • Nahema says:

      To me, his wife’s condescending comments about being sorry that the fans are upset are much worse that Justins mockery anyway. I’m British and I know we have a bit of a different sense of humour but I think that mockery can simply be meant as a joke and not intended to hurt feelings.

      Being condescending towards fans is another thing though. Where would they both be without their fans?

  2. Millennial says:

    You’d think all the people in this story were 13 and not full grown adults.

    I will say the banana video is funny but Taylor’s reaction is over dramatic to the point where it stops being funny. Even Fallon is ready to move on.

    • Arizona says:

      yeah, it was weird how she wouldn’t keep going with the interview and just kept talking about it. although I can’t say I’d be super thrilled if my mom broadcast a video like that to everyone.

      Justin was definitely mocking her, but I don’t think he has an obsession with it because aside from this, the only other time I’m aware of him picking on her directly was when he posted the screenshot of him FaceTiming with scooter and Kanye. I think the snake fam is way overreacting about this, but they tend to whenever they feel Taylor has been slighted.

    • Becks1 says:

      Right? I wont even watch the video because I can just imagine how she reacted lol.

      So Bieber was an ass but the snake fam needs to step back a bit. Like, what a stupid controversy. If they had just ignored Bieber would we even be talking about the banana video at this point? Probably not, which may be part of the plan.

    • Purplehazeforever says:

      I agree that TS fans are over reacting to Beiber & Baldwin but her fans are teenagers…they over react. What’s Beiber’s excuse here? Couldn’t resist to mock her? Baldwin’s? All the self growth he’s reportedly shown in the past year? Yeah, right. I’m not a fan of anyone involved but I will call out hypocrisy every time.

      • Becks1 says:

        Are her fans still teenagers though? I feel like often people on here say they are fans of TS (as adults) because they were fans when she first became famous, 15 years ago or so. I think there is this assumption that her fans are all teenagers and I’m not sure how accurate that is at this point (I honestly don’t know though.)

      • Arizona says:

        I think a lot of them are in their 20′s and early 30′s now. I’m 30, and consider myself a halfhearted fan – I really like her music (Lover is a really, really good album IMO), but she can really rub me the wrong way with her victim stuff and straight up lies/manipulation about situations. And I’ve been buying her albums since high school, so. Shrug.

        I think there are certainly lots of teenagers who like her, but based on my stepdaughter and stepson, they’re not quite her demographic anymore.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        Lol ..those that make up the Snake army are emotionally stunted individuals kind of like teenagers…is that better? I do think the Snake army is over reacting though.

  3. Miles says:

    If this were anyone else, I would laugh it off and saying they were just joking around. But given the context of Taylor and Justin not being on good terms, this comes across as him mocking her.

    And Hailey has a history of taking public jabs at Taylor.

    All in all: they’re on their supposed honeymoon and Taylor is still on their minds. Living rent free in their heads.

    • Hikaru says:

      Well that’s what happens when your marriage is a sham…

    • Erinn says:

      That last sentence is a very good point.

      If there wasn’t the background, it’d have come off as a playful thing. But Biebs is very ready to stick up for Scooter which is interesting because Scooter seemed like one of the biggest enablers that lead him to the dark place he’s in now. I don’t even think it’s necessarily him hating Taylor so much as him thinking he’s standing up for his boss/buddy in some weird way.

  4. effy says:

    Taylor has the nastiest fans EVER!

  5. Allie says:

    There is nothing “cute” about publishing videos or pictures of children post-op or in general. They cannot consent and those videos & pics will never go away. There is something called “privacy” and the right not be photographed / taped, let alone it being published on the internet.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Taylor is a child? If you say so. Also I am pretty sure she knew her mom was giving that video for the Tonight Show. Taylor seems very controlling of her image so I can’t imagine her mother not getting her permission.

      • Lady D says:

        Mommy might be just as controlling as Taylor.

      • Brandy Alexander says:

        I thought she was commenting on the part of the article that says there is a subculture of parents posting their kids after getting their wisdom teeth removed. They’re usually pretty funny, but if my parents had done that to me, I would have been mortified as a teen.

    • Bree says:

      I agree, about all ages. If someone filmed me without my consent, even not on drugs, and released it without my consent, I would at least cancel them, and possibly sue. I know, sounds like drama, but that’s my boundary.

  6. TheHeat says:

    Both Justin and Hailey need to grow tf up…they’re both a couple of immature high school mean girls.
    Why do THEY care so much about TS that they need to address her and poke fun at her? I am, by no means, part of the Snake Fam, but making fun of someone online, and then acting holier-than-thou-condescending to a fan who stands up for her, is just disgusting.

  7. Embee says:

    Typical dude behavior with typical dude-adjacent woman participating to obfuscate the reality that this is simply a less-successful, less hard-working dude who is pissed that a “mere female” is more well known and lucrative than him, who feels entitled to be her superior by virtue of his having a penis. Please. We see it all the time. Taylor is right not to respond. And Hailey would do well to learn about authentic power.

    • Sarah says:

      “Dude and dude-ajacent woman” I love that. God are they going to regret their behaviour when they grow up (which I guess will be when they are in their 60s?)

    • Arizona says:

      I’m not a Bieber stan, but calling him less well known and less successful than Taylor is an interesting choice. in terms of awards? definitely. and he might not have made as much in the last couple years, but he also hasn’t been releasing albums or going on stadium tours by choice either. and I would argue that they are equally well-known.

      • Miles says:

        Justin Bieber by every single metric you can think of: album sales, singles, tour gross, awards etc is less successful than Taylor Swift. Yes Taylor has been around longer but even if you took their average of all the above, shed still be above him. He isn’t an unknown by any means of the imagination obviously, but she is still more successful than him.

      • DP says:

        Maybe equally famous, but that does not mean he’s as successful or as talented. Plus, his work ethic doesn’t even compares to hers.

      • Arizona says:

        No, he doesn’t have the work ethic that she does. She also doesn’t have the mental health and addiction struggles he has.

        She is more successful, yes, but given the frequency of his work versus hers, it’s not surprising. She’s been around longer and working much more consistently than he has. He hasn’t even released a full album since 2015. She’s released 2 albums since then and had a massive stadium tour since then. But she’s definitely not more well-known than Bieber. They’re definitely equal in that regard. And the singles he’s been a part of have done very well, as far as I can tell – they get played on the radio where I live a lot more than any of her singles from the last two albums, with the exception of Delicate.

        Again, not a Bieber stan – I’ve bought every Taylor Swift album and only like 3 Bieber songs. but saying his issue with Taylor is because he’s less successful and well-known is just…kind of weird, given how famous and successful he still is. I’d say it has more to do with Taylor’s opinion of him and Selena dating, and her feelings about Scooter Braun.

    • stormsmama says:

      yes agreed Embee
      totally immature and stupid

      But as for Hailee are we sure she’s not saying Taylor and Jimmy and that segment were so funny? Bc she says “that was so funny” not that’s so funny- so its maybe an acknowledgment that Taylor on Jimmy Fallow was so funny in a good way?
      It just doesn’t sound bitchy and mean out of her mouth to me.
      But he looks immature to bring it up/ Dude, let it go.
      He should def not try to piggyback on her fame- but here he is stirring the pot

  8. Laalaa says:

    I couldn’t believe her mum released that video, she knows how much Taylor cares about her image, and the possibilities of editing that video to make a mockery of Taylor are endless, and possibly really disturbing, since it involves bananas (there, I said it). I am no Taylor fan, but I was truly surprised and felt bad for her. She was in such a vurnerable place, and I feel like she was used during it.

    • Leriel says:

      Lol, do you seriously believe it was released without Taylor’s permission?

      • Erinn says:

        I tend to believe it based on her reaction to it being shared. I don’t think Taylor’s a great actress tbh – and she seemed genuinely surprised / distraught over it. Maybe she’s a better actress than I give her credit for… but it seems like she wasn’t expecting it to go on national tv. It’s possible she knew that it existed, but I’m not sure that she knew it’d get into Jimmy’s hands.

    • Cinnamon says:

      Do you honestly believe Taylor did not know about the video beforehand?! They usually have pre-interviews where they discuss what the actual on-air interview will be about. If Taylor did not think the video was cute and made her look adorable it would never have been made public.

    • DS9 says:

      Given how hard TayTay rides even the perception of a slight, I’m hard pressed to believe Fallon of all people world risk presenting something like this without Taylor’s permission.

      If it went wrong, she’d blackball three the crap out of him and call on the squad to do so too.

      I can’t believe he’d risk offending her by not clearing it with her first.

      And if he had offended her, she’d have posted about it by now.

  9. smee says:

    her reaction on the show seemed totally fake to me, seemed staged…and JF makes my skin crawl

  10. Tw says:

    I really don’t understand rabid fandom. Obviously I enjoy celebrity gossip, but I don’t understand actually getting all worked up about it. The B hive, snake fam, and frankly, the Angelina stans all seem a little nuts to me.

  11. tempest prognosticator says:

    This wee gormless feck has the maturity of a ten year old.

  12. DP says:

    Absolutely done in a negative spirit. Maybe make that joke in private with your spouse? But record it and post it about someone you’ve had difficulty with in the past professionally and socially? Immature. Seriously, reminds me of some obnoxious 7th grade boys in my daughter’s class. They go for the obvious joke in a borderline spiteful way. Not funny. Annoying.
    The Beibers seem petty and spoiled. I wonder if they are jealous of the attention Taylor is getting while no one cares that much about their recent wedding?
    Side note… Taylor HAD to be in on the release of that video. I don’t believe she didn’t know. Which is fine… but why pretend?

    • manda says:

      yeah, the way he did it was over the top. I don’t have a dog in this fight at all, but it sounded mean to me too

      Does justin bieber still make music? All I know about him is gossip

      • Arizona says:

        He seems to only do features on songs since about 2017, I guess. Despacito, I’m The One, and currently I Don’t Care with Ed Sheeran were all pretty big, but none are just his song.

  13. Lucy2 says:

    Filming someone while they are out of it is lousy.
    Giving it to a television show is HORRIBLE, but I can’t believe her mother would do that without Taylor knowing.
    Publicly making fun of someone else is also lousy. I thought Justin was all about maturing and being holy or whatever now? Guess not.
    Some of Taylor’s fans are over the top.

  14. Lightpurple says:

    It is wrong to mock people who are dealing with the after effects of any medical procedure.
    If they want to laugh at themselves and their reactions fine.
    But it is wrong for others to do so.
    This is a real case of “do unto others.”
    I never thought anything one way or other about Hailey before this.
    Now? Mean Girl who is inviting bad karma on her family.

  15. Mel says:

    I call shenanigans. I didn’t get drugs when I had my lasik done a couple of years ago.

    • Erinn says:

      I’ve looked into Lasik for myself. It seems like a small percent of people can have nerve damage that’s very painful. But I remember reading something like “your doctor may prescribe you a pain reliever to help with discomfort”. So I guess it depends on the doctor and the patient. I’m sure they’re probably a bit quicker to hand celebrities some pain killers. That said, I ended up being too much a chicken to go get it done haha.

    • OriginalLala says:

      Me too! I had Lasik a few years ago, I think they gave me like half a Xanax before the surgery but I was definitely not drugged out, high, or loopy.

    • Lady D says:

      I had laser eye surgery in one eye because my tear duct was almost closed. It felt like someone was poking me, not hard, in the eye with the rubber end of a pencil 5-6 times. I was back a couple days later in incredible pain, and was given antibiotics and painkillers for three days.

    • sammiches says:

      I was coming here to say this!! I got an Ativan before I had it done, and that was it, besides the arsenal of eyedrops they sent me home with. I definitely did not get anything fun.

  16. Steph says:

    I’m not a Taylor fan but I thought it was immature on Justin’s part purely because they have some sort of history. (After reading these replies, I realize now that Baldwin also has had something against her?) The whole thing blew up bigger than it should have but I guess I can begin to see Taylor’s theory about Bieber/Kanye/Scooter.

    • Cinnamon says:

      I don’t see a conspiracy. Bieber is a douche who probably thought the video would be funny. Obviously it wasn’t smart to post it but he isn’t known for his brains, is he?

    • WhoWhat says:

      EXACTLY. I think Taylor is actually right in having that indignation with Bieber. I mean, Justin did show his true colors in the end. “I have always wished nothing but the best for you.” MY ASS.

  17. Jan says:

    Meh who cares what that little meth head says. Why do people pay attention to such dumb juvenile behaviour.

  18. Purplehazeforever says:

    Immaturity at it’s finest…all the way around.

  19. Nobody says:

    Look at the timeline
    Mock taylor to get free publicity before releasing their wedding picture insta
    Because no one care about their underwear add

  20. Ladygyms says:

    This is harassment but since it is Justin it passes.

  21. My3cents says:

    They are stuck in perpetual teenager mode. Will they ever grow up? I’m guessing we’ll see these people “offended” and “joking” in nursing homes videos of themselves.

  22. Chisey says:

    I don’t think Taylor’s mom would give that video to Fallon unless Taylor okayed it or her mom was really confident that she wouldn’t mind too much. I thought the original video was really funny- I watched it more than once. I thought Bieber’s video was just dumb. Like, it’s funny to run around shouting about bananas while hanging out, but nowhere near clever enough to post. If he was a friend of hers or someone neutral no one would care – I really don’t think it’s that mean- but since he has a history with her it comes across badly. It was dumb to post. But fan reaction is insane. I saw some tweet about it where Taylor fans responded with some half naked pic of him commenting negatively about his size as compared to a banana and just WTF. First off, I never wanted to see that don’t post that crap without a warning, and second off, it is maybe the most over the top escalation I have ever seen on Twitter. I hope whoever posted it gets banned or something. I thought the handwringing about Swifties was OTT but I no longer think so. WTAF.

  23. ME says:

    They drug you up when you get Lasik Eye Surgery ???

    Also Justin knew what he was doing by posting that video. Very immature of him but I guess it’s a business move. No one cared about their Calvin Klein ad so here ya go…attention !

  24. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I don’t think he has an obsession with her. I think he likes f-cking with her because she’s so easy to provoke. Which she is. And I think he justifies that by the fact that she has always been anti-Biebs so he is decidedly anti-Swift.

  25. Jadedone says:

    Hailey “that’s so funny”…… she seems easily entertained.

  26. Ceecu33 says:

    I’m a fan of hers, but I don’t consider myself a swifty or snake army or whatever her fans call themselves. I didn’t even know about the banana video until Justin did this mocking video. Either way it’s just a bunch of stupid. People having more money than sense.

  27. Daisy says:

    Everyone in this story is annoying and overdramatic, including Jimmy Fallon. That’s my take.

  28. Renee says:

    Perhaps I’m cynical but I don’t believe Taylor didn’t know about the video until Fallon showed it. I think it was part of her schtick (the surprised look she famously gives). She definitely knew they were going to show the banana video. It was planned.

    As for the Biebers…….grow up.

  29. Monsy says:

    I think everyone involved in this is too old for this sh*t. JB and Hailey to do it and Taylor and her fans to care about something so silly. #TeamNoOne

  30. Biqa says:

    Conspiracy theory: Bieber dislikes taylor because taylor had a hand in his and selena gomez’s numerous breakups

    • Chisey says:

      Oh I 100% believe this. I bet she was that friend who kept telling Selena ‘you don’t deserve this, he’s not worth it,’ and he won’t ever forgive her for it. I think he cares way more about that, and Scooter Braun is just his excuse for hating her lately

      • Humbugged says:

        Not out there at all . It’s also true that Taylor’s fans were all up in the business of whoever JB was dating in between the breakups because Selena was Taylor’s friend .

        And there was blind gossip at the time that Kendall’s sojourn in the arms of Taylor’s squad ended in acrimony because Kendall was the one that set Hailey and Bieber up and ran interference for Hailey ,remember when Kendall and Selena went to Dubai for NYE which was when Jailey started or that public lunch in Paris that sent Selena nutty

  31. paranormalgirl says:

    Bieber’s mommy apparently got into the fray, too.

  32. No Doubt says:

    Bieber and Swift have had bad blood for ages. I didn’t really think Swift’s video was all that amusing anyway.

  33. Dorothy says:

    My God lthe snake fam is sensitive that’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen Justin Bieber do ever

  34. Shannon Brown says:

    Justin Bieber has become irrelevant, but he and his wife do a lot to stay relevant. Meh….he ruined his brand and style with all those silly tattoos.

  35. JanetFerber says:

    I’ll go with immature and stupid on Bieber’s part. Especially on his honeymoon. Weird and uncharitable. Little boy. Short, little boy.

  36. Chicken says:

    I consider myself a card-carrying Swifty, and this Celebitchy story is literally the first I’ve seen of this.

  37. serena says:

    I hope Taylor stays classy (lol, I know) and doesn’t respond to this juvenile whatever it is..

  38. SarahLou says:

    I mean, you couldn’t have picked better photos to illustrate this story :D

  39. lolalola3 says:

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and predict that Taylor will never win an Oscar for her acting skills….sheeeeesh. Totally orchestrated tv. :-(

  40. Ash says:

    I think this is a big case of Taylor making a huge deal over nothing again. The video is silly and harmless. Let it go!

  41. Deedee says:

    Did Bieber piss in a restaurant mop pail and spit on people from a balcony? He’s really one to make fun of other people. Glass houses and all that. And he’s still pissed that TS didn’t approve of his relationship with Selena Gomez as she knew he was a very bad influence on her.