Following Justin Bieber's arrest in Miami Beach, Florida early Thursday morning, just about everybody seems to have formed their opinions on the pop star's latest P.R. crisis, including his fellow celebrities.
While Bieber, 19, has been the target of derision by many during the scandal, there have been notable names to come out in his defense.
On LittleMonsters.com, an official website devoted to Lady Gaga fans, the 27-year-old "Born This Way" singer urged her "Monsters" to lend their support to "Beliebers":
"I know everyone today is taking about Justin's arrest and all sorts of words and judgements are happening on the Internet," Gaga wrote. "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and to stand up for themselves, but I think we should be supportive of Beliebers. They deserve, just like any other fan, to feel strong for each other and Justin so they can continue to share the bond they have through music."
Gaga added, "We may not understand everything celebrities do because there's only so much we see, but Justin and Beliebers were 'born this way' too. Let's spread love and compassion to Beliebers today. That is what we are all about. Can you trend #MonstersSupportBeliebers?"
On Thursday night, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on Twitter:
It's hard to hear all this news about @JustinBieber. I hope he makes his way to adulthood without him or anyone else getting hurt.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 23, 2014
Bieber's manager Scooter Braun also sent out a message on Twitter, thanking "all those concerned":
@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares. that is all I have to say. thanks for all those concerned— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) January 24, 2014
The "Never Say Never" star even got some surprise back-up from an unlikely source, Oscar-nominated veteran actor Albert Brooks:
Leave Bieber alone. At least he wasn't texting.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 23, 2014
Singer Ariana Grande also appeared to lend her support:
days like today remind us how much more compassion, understanding and tolerance we need to have for 1 another.. less judgement and critique.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 24, 2014
Others couldn't resist taking a shot at Beiber's latest troubles, including "Frozen" star Josh Gad:
Just woke up to news that #Bieber has been arrested for Drag racing. I for one see no harm in dressing up as a woman and speeding. Go JB— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 23, 2014
There were also many jokes to be had over Bieber's mug shot photo:
Justin Bieber mugshot pic.twitter.com/sVAAY83zKU He must be high... He thought he was at a Teen Beat photo shoot.— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) January 23, 2014
Just saw the mugshot of @justinbieber. I gotta admit, she's kinda hot without all of her usual makeup on...— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) January 23, 2014
Prison name: Justine Bieber— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 23, 2014
One person who wasn't laughing was funnyman Seth Rogen:
All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2014
Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, who lives near Bieber and has run-ins with the pop star in the past, said this:
They finally caught HIM! Glad no one was hurt, no kids in the street. Everyone grows up at some point. Hopefully he learns from it.— Keyshawn Johnson (@Thromedamnball) January 23, 2014
The scary part is grown adults who are w/ him aren't protecting him from himself! All looking for a quick buck. Learning experience for all— Keyshawn Johnson (@Thromedamnball) January 23, 2014
Tell us: What do you think about all the attention surrounding Bieber's arrest?