Following Justin Bieber’s Instagram Stories in which he scolded H&M for selling clothing that he didn’t “approve” of, the retailer has removed all products containing his name and picture from its website and shops.
“As with all other licensed products and partnerships, H&M followed proper approval procedures,” H&M previously informed PEOPLE.
However, according to Forbes, a further statement was released by the retailer that read, “But out of respect for the collaboration and Justin Bieber we have removed the garments from our stores and online.”
On Monday, the “Ghost” singer posted two notes on his Instagram Stories slamming H&M. “I didn’t approve any of the merch collection that they put up at H&M… all without my permission and approval,” Bieber wrote. “SMH I wouldn’t buy it if I were you.”
In a later post, he called the “H&M merch” “trash” and asked his fans not to buy it.
Clothing, phone accessories, and tote bags bearing his face and song lyrics were among the merchandise in question. Several of the goods portrayed Bieber in black and white, while others had lyrics to songs such as “Ghost” from his album Justice. When you search Bieber’s name on the H&M website, there are no longer any items.
On his website, Bieber offers his own merchandise, most of it is in the same colorway as what H&M was selling, and includes t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatpants that pay homage to his songs.
In 2019, he co-founded the streetwear brand Drew and the community Drew House with Ryan Good. On all of the clothes, the brand, which is a nod to Bieber’s middle name, includes a cheerful face with “drew” as the mouth. Drew’s outfit consists of anything from t-shirts to bucket hats, puffer jackets to skirts. Bieber is frequently seen wearing apparel from his own line with a happy face emblazoned on it.
According to the website’s “About Us” page, Drew House is described as “a community, a place where you can be yourself and loved, encouraged, safe and valued.”
Bieber has been focusing on his health with his wife Hailey Bieber after postponing the remaining concert dates on his Justice World Tour this autumn, following his diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. During his spare time, he has been concentrating on his skincare routine.
In early December, the “Peaches” singer posted a selfie to his Instagram Story to show off his post-facial skin “purging,” a term used to describe the skin’s response to new products, regimes, or treatments. This can appear as outbreaks, flaking, or peeling, according to Medical News Today.
The 28-year-old Grammy winner, on the other hand, had a stock of Starface’s bright star-shaped pimple patches to rescue the day. The hydrocolloid patches available on the brand’s website to help in the healing and protection of pimples.
Bieber wore a black beanie to hold his hair back and applied a few of the skincare stickers to his forehead.
“Got a facial and I think my face is purging, lucky for these surface pimple patches,” he captioned the post.