Choreographer and “Purpose” tour collaborator Emma Portner is slamming Justin Bieber, claiming that she wasn’t paid properly for her work and that he degrades women.
On Monday, the Canadian dancer alleged that the “Sorry” singer paid her next to nothing for her work on the 2016-17 world tour.
“I regret working under your name,” her statement began on her Instagram Stories. “I gave your universe my naive body, creativity, time, and effort. Twice. For content that you made millions off of. While I made zilch. Natta. Barely anything. Less than minimum wage for the hours I invested. I couldn’t afford to eat.”
The 24-year-old referred to Bieber’s church, Hillsong, which she alleges has anti-LGBTQ+ views. Portner’s wife Ellen Page made similar allegations about the megachurch back in February.
“The way you degrade women is an abomination. You continue to collaborate with overly problematic people. You religiously go to a church that does not support the LGBTQ+ community,” Portner continued.
“Your company hired an out lesbian in your music video, and to choreograph some content for your ‘Purpose’ world tour. How do you feel about that?” she asked. “A lesbian, HELPING YOU, for a disrespectful amount of money, as you attend a church that goes against my existence?”
“A straight white pastor/manager can’t be your only major source of world view. I have so much to say but mostly…I really hope you educate yourself beyond your bible,” Portner said.
“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.”
Portner’s comments come shortly after Bieber criticized Swift for publicly blasting Braun after he purchased Big Machine Records and acquired the rights to her old music.
ET Canada has reached out to Bieber’s rep for a comment.