Early Wednesday actor Orlando Bloom took a swing at teen idol Justin Bieber after the two encountered each other at Cipriani in Ibiza, Spain.
Apparently, Bieber made a snide comment about Bloom's estranged wife, Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr. A shoving match ensued, and Bloom, 37, took a swing at Bieber, 20. Some witnesses say Bloom connected, some say he didn't. Beiber then exclaimed, "what's up bitch?"
Back in 2012, Bieber was seen getting flirty with Kerr after a Victoria's Secret fashion show. The incident reportedly became a factor in Kerr and Bloom's seperation. Then in April, 2014, Bloom was spotted with Bieber's ex Selena Gomez, 21, outside of a Chelsea Handler stand-up comedy gig in Los Angeles.
Here is a clip recorded at the time of the alleged punching incident in Ibiza:
Later on Bieber posted an uncaptioned image of Kerr, 31, to his Instragram account, which was promptly removed. Another Instagram user reposted the picture:
The Twitter reaction to the punching has so far been overwhelmingly slanted in Bloom's favor:
Heard Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber in the face. He's the only fella who can hit a girl and become a worldwide hero. Merica.
— Cloyd Rivers (@CloydRivers) July 30, 2014
I might have to nominate Orlando Bloom for Sportsman of the Year.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 30, 2014
If it's true that Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber then he should actually be knighted, legendary
— British Logic (@BritishLogic) July 30, 2014
If Orlando bloom really punched justin bieber I think we need a day of worship dedicated to him every Sunday
— spideypool (@MycroftLuvzCake) July 30, 2014
okay so Orlando bloom tried to punch Justin in the face but they still call Justin "the troublemaker" ? where is the logic
— ebba (@biebsxperfect) July 30, 2014
Keeping it positive
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) July 30, 2014
Bloom will reprise his role as elven archer Legolas in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which hits theatres on December 17. Here is a teaser trailer:
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