A South Carolina woman says she had an unpleasant encounter with international pop icon Justice Beaver … errr, sorry … Justin Bieber prior to his concert in Charlotte, N.C. this week – one which ended with some potentially deliberate spit swapping.
Oh … and a bottle of alleged “Bieber Backwash” that almost made its way onto eBay.
According to Collette Harrington, a Charleston, S.C. native, she encountered the 18-year-old Canadian superstar at the Ritz Carlton hotel gym a few hours before his concert at the sold-out Time Warner Cable Arena in the Queen City.
From Harrington’s Facebook page:
OMGOSH-wait till you hear this. So I am at the Ritz Carlton where I am a member in Charlotte. I get there and guess who is working out? Justin Bieber. Which is rather ironic since I yesterday posted about yesterday about wanting to meet him. He is with a trainer and I think one of his back up dancers. I lay low waiting for a chance to introduce myself and get a photo with him. “Hi I am Colette Harrington I host the Sweet Carolina radio show.” He said, “good for you.” I asked, “would be okay if I got a picture?” and he told me “no.” Which was fine with me since I can understand not wanting someone taking my picture when I am sleeveless and sweaty. I continue with my workout. I always count out loud my reps. Then Justin starts imitating me and whenever I’d get to 20 he and his buddy would say “Shut the F’ck up.” I was stunned. They start complaining how they are so hungover from drinking-some drink that I never heard of before. I ignore them and keep doing my counting only in a quieter voice but they keep saying “Shut the F’up” when ever I get to 20. I am ready to punch one of them in the face or cry. I could not decide which since I felt like I was back in grade school and being made fun of. Then they start talking about spitting in people’s drinks and that tonight at their concert yell, “remember when you drank my spit.” Justin guzzled his blue gatorade and spits in it. So I think that their finally off of my back but NO! They start imitating my counting again even though I am whispering. I keep on ignoring them because I am not going to cause a scene at the Ritz or lower myself to their level. Much to my relief the back singer started talking about his GF. But then started saying things about her being a virgin because she is a Muslim and has a strict Father. And so he knows that when he marries her- he’ll be the first. FINALLY I had enough. (30 minutes of this crap) I left my workout station, my water bottle, mat and weights and go to the other room. I rolled my eyes at them but said NOTHING. After a few minutes I hear the door slamming so I know they left. I go back to working out and a take drink from my water bottle only it is Justin’s blue gatorade. I spit it out right way thinking about his disgusting spit. I did not look at my water bottle before taking a drink. Ty Justin-I am putting your bottle and spit up on E BAY. Hopefully it will raise enough money to re build the kitchen at the Ronald Mc Donald House in Charleston. I go there to cook for the families of sick children. They need a better kitchen. If there is any money left over I will use it to help make a Christian movie I wrote, Like Perfume Poured Out. www.likeperfumepouredout.c
And here’s a picture of Bieber’s alleged spit …
After thinking it over, Harrington has decided against selling her bottle of “Bieber backwash” on the internet.
“I am not going to lower myself and sell Justin’s stupid bottle or do anything else other than leave it here on Facebook,” she wrote in a follow-up post.
UPDATE: TMZ is now running the story, quoting Bieber’s “reps” as saying Harrington is “dead wrong.”