This article originally appeared on Noisey Australia
Justin Bieber has been in Australia on his 'Purpose' world tour and earlier this week was relaxing at Makepeace Island, the Australian home of Sir Richard Branson. When a news cameraman asked Bieber for a hello, the artist flipped the bird and seemed to say "Fuck you." That's nothing really out of the ordinary from Bieber these days but the singer has followed up by explaining the incident through a cheeky Instagram video.
In his video, Bieber shows the original footage of him flipping the finger, before taking the role of Jonah Takalua, the troubled Tongan schoolboy character from Chis Lilley's popular TV series Summer Heights High.
"I said 'puck you', miss," Bieber tells the camera in his best Jonah voice. "I was doing it for fun, you just didn't get that it was fun."
"SORRY BEN – If you don't get the context it's from an Australian TV show called Summer Heights High," Bieber wrote in the post that he shared with his 80.6 million Insta followers.