Singer Louis Tomlinson says he understands what Justin Bieber is going through and feels the media is being too harsh on him.
Bieber, 19, had negative publicity when he turned up hours late at his London gig and later got into arguments with paparazi in another incident.
Tomlinson wrote on Twitter to show his support.
“Although I don’t know him personally, I do wish the press would take it easy on @Justin Bieber. I really do empathise with him, I don’t see anything out of character in comparison to any other teenagers I know,” Tomlinson, who is member of band One Direction, posted.