Choreographer Emma Portner accuses Justin Bieber of “degrading women”

Purpose world tour choreographer Emma Portner has taken Justin Bieber to task.

July 03, 2019
Choreographer Emma Portner accuses Justin Bieber of “degrading women” Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Emma Portner, a dancer choreographer who worked on Justin Bieber’s Purpose world tour; in support of his last album Purpose, has accused the singer of “degrading women” and underpaying his staff. In a long Instagram story, Portner wrote that she was paid less than minimum wage while working for him. She also calls to account his support of Hillsong, which she alleges does not support the LGBTQIA+ community.

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“I really hope you educate yourself beyond your bible,” Portner continued. “You have immense power. Use it to stop degrading women. We should all be “checking on you” and Chris Brown because you both need to be held accountable.” View the entire story below.

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Choreographer Emma Portner accuses Justin Bieber of “degrading women”