Things seemed to be going smoothly at Justin Bieber‘s recent concert in Newark. That is, until his raucous fans got a little too involved. As they began to throw things on stage for their Dear Leader to touch, Bieber stopped the show to ask people to “refrain from throwing things on stage, please.” “You guys know what refrain means,” he continued. “Refrain means don’t throw.” Technically, according to Merriam-Webster, refrain means “to keep oneself from doing, feeling, or indulging in something and especially from following a passing impulse,” but I suppose “don’t throw” is close enough.
Beiber’s newly educated fans didn’t, however, stop. It’s then that someone threw a phone on stage. In response, Bieber picked up the phone and stuck it down his roomy drop-crotch pants. After a few moments soaking in the sauna of Bieber’s leather-clad crotch, he tossed it back into the audience.
It probably wasn’t the smartest way to get people to stop throwing things on stage as it drove the crowd, and the internet, insane. “I WISH THE PHONE HAVE THE VIDEO ON,” as YouTube commenter Efrida Puspitasari put it.