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Pattie Mallette, the mother of singer Justin Bieber, recently stood up for her son amid media scrutiny, saying that many are overlooking how many good things he does.
Mallette recently appeared on Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" where she admitted that she knew her son was not always on his best behavior.
"(I'm) not naïve to think that my child is perfect and making all the best decisions of his life," Mallette recently told Bravo host Andy Cohen.
Still Mallette stood up for her 19-year-old son amid recent media scrutiny.
"I definitely think he's getting a bad rap ... He knows what I disagree with, and he knows all the things that I'm really proud of him for, too," Mallette told Cohen. "I mean, people don't talk about all the great things he does every day."
Mallette pointed out that her son meets with children from the Make-A-Wish charity foundation before each of his shows. Still, the media has been highlighting his other more controversial behavior.
Recently, Bieber was reportedly kicked out of a Chicago bar for being underage and allegedly urinated in a bucket. Bieber has also been making headlines for his alleged reckless driving habits, aggressive behavior and marijuana use for months.
However, Mallette is not quick to address her son's personal behavior while making her media rounds.
"He wants me to continue to respect his boundaries and my relationship with him," Mallette said in The Advertiser report. "Everybody has their own opinion and everybody wants to sensationalise everything."
Still, the Christian mother, who had Bieber when she was a teenager, spoke about her approach to parenting concerning her son.
"You have to sort of let them make some of their own decisions," she told The Advertiser. "Me, personally, I would love to be with him all the time and to be able to ground him and deal with his problems and do all of that stuff, but at some point the parenting style changes. I hope to still be a respected voice in his ear."