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.
“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.
Justin Bieber’s #PurposeWorldTour choreographer/dancer, who also happens to be Ellen Page’s wife, slams the singer for allegedly paying her ‘less than minimum wage’ while working for him:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 1, 2019
"I couldn’t afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my craft." pic.twitter.com/Yb7VIziKFz
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