Jeremy Bieber, Justin Bieber’s dad, upsets followers by sending homophobic tweets on Twitter, and the singer is "angry" at him for doing so.
"Don't forget to thank a straight person this month for your existence," read the rainbow flag meme that 48-year-old Jeremy shared in response to Pride Month earlier this week.
The tweet was later removed, and he went back to Twitter to express his regret to the people he had hurt. Nevertheless, this did little to quell the criticism.
A source close to Justin tells Daily Mail that he is upset at being included in this "mess," but he has since spoken to his father and believes it will pass.
"Justin hasn't had many controversies lately. He is trying to lay relatively low and just be there for [wife Hailey Bieber] and their relationship and not try to be around drama. He has had plenty of that in his life," they elucidated.
"But unfortunately, his dad started some new drama and now Justin is involved in the mess. He is mad at his dad for doing what he did but also knows that people will be talking about something else tomorrow and this will pass."
The insider said that after speaking with Jeremy, he and Justin are "on the same page to not do anything stupid like this again" and are concentrated on making progress.
"Justin has had an up-and-down relationship with his dad for years, and this just adds to it all. Justin's dad knows he put Justin in a bad position, but Justin is looking to move on from this as quickly as it started in the first place and hopes his dad is forgiven," the insider continued.
"Especially since it is so close to Father's Day and his dad's birthday. Justin wants to celebrate his dad and not be mad at his dad."
In his apologies, which were released on Wednesday, Jeremy emphasised that he did not ‘intend’ to disturb the internet with his posts.
"Acknowledging the nuclear family is offensive? My apologies to those offended. Was not my intent. Not that my opinion matters," he tweeted.