Is it too late for Justin Bieber to say sorry?
Just hours after the untimely death of pop icon Prince, the 22-year-old stuck his foot in his mouth with an ill-advised comment on social media.
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Musician Andrew Watt posted a poignant tribute to the "Purple Rain" singer on his Instagram page, recounting his decision to wear a Prince shirt at his show Tuesday night and calling him the "last of the greatest living performers."
The Biebs clearly did not agree.
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"Well not the last greatest living performer," Justin wrote in the comments section, which fans did not appreciate.
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"To say something like that is absolutely insensitive... ur not even close to [being] as good as Prince or Michael Jackson," one upset follower wrote, while another added, "Don't flatter yourself, @justinbieber."
Selena Gomez's ex has yet to comment on the backlash. Check out the gallery for more celebrity reactions to the superstar's death.