- (Photograph: Instagram/Justin Bieber)
Justin Bieber has come under fire for his graffiti work in South America but the 19-year-old Canadian crooner is using his new hobby to call other to pray for the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines recently displacing millions and killing thousands. While people from all over the world have been aiming to lend their resources and helping hands to the troubled nation, Bieber decided to use his graffiti skills to call for people to do their part.
"We all can help," Bieber tweeted while posting an Instagram image to millions of fans.
In the image, Bieber is seen closing his eyes with his head bowed and hands clasped next to his spray painted image that reads "Pray 4 Philippines" with praying hands.
According to TMZ reports, Bieber and his friend Milk Tyson to graffiti the image. The singer reportedly plans to auction a signed picture of the wall that he tagged along with spray cans so that he can donate proceeds to the Philippines typhoon relief efforts.
Last month, Bieber tweeted about his plans to help change the world in a positive way.
"Great talk about life tonight with the fellas. We want to give back and help the world," he tweeted. "We want to do as much good as we can. U can too."
Last August, Bieber broke Make-A-Wish Foundation's record by granting the charity's 200th wish. Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mother, previously stood up for her son amid media scrutiny, saying that many are overlooking how many good things he does. Mallette appeared on Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" where she also admitted that she knew her son was not always on his best behavior.
"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.