Justin Bieber stopped by the Hamptons for rosé and hugs


Justin Bieber has spread his gospel of hugs to the Hamptons, a place that might need it the most. Joined by Patrick Schwarzenegger and Schwarzenegger's girlfriend, the warbling cherub that hails from the north stopped by Wolffer Estate vineyards, where according to an anonymous Page Six source, "Justin drank half a bottle of rosé, and then hugged a bunch of people on his way out, like random fans. He was telling people, 'Hugs are better than photos,' and started hugging people." He even congratulated a CNN reporter on her pregnancy.

What inspired this love tear in the Hamptons isn't clear. Just last week, Bieber had taken god knows how many photos of the conjunctivitis plaguing his left eye and postedfive of themtoInstagram. Now, he's all rosé and chest-to-chest contact. One clue is that prior to his weekend escape, he was hanging out with Carl Lentz, his Hillsong pastor. Perhaps Biebs was feeling particularly Christ-like and ready to welcome the world (the Hamptons) with arms wide open. Perhaps.

Anyway, regardless of the why of it all, doesn't it feel sort of right that of all the celebrities in all the affluent hamlets east of New York, Bieber was the Memorial Day master of ceremonies in the Hamptons? That in 2017, when our democracy is up in the air, a rosé-tipsy Bieber is the correct person to kick off the East End summer bacchanal? Officially, the federal holiday is a time to remember the troops, and especially the unfortunate souls who now have to refer to a reality television star as the commander-in-chief. In practice, though, it's a time to escape all that and head to the greenest sea-side pasture that you can identify on Airbnb and to drink and eat and reflect and forget.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Justin Bieber seen walking in SoHo on May 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 10: Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber performs for his purpose tour at D.Y. Patil Stadium, Nerul, on May 10, 2017 in Mumbai, India. Justin Bieber, a 23-year-old singer, was in India as part of the Asia leg of his Purpose World Tour. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 29: - Canadian singer Justin Bieber's performs on stage at Apoteose Sapucai Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 29, 2017. More than 30 thousand people attended the show. (Photo by FABIO TEIXEIRA/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 29: - Canadian singer Justin Bieber's performs on stage at Apoteose Sapucai Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 29, 2017. More than 30 thousand people attended the show. (Photo by FABIO TEIXEIRA/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MARCH 15, 2017: SYDNEY, NSW - (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Singer Justin Bieber gets off the plane at Sydney Airport, ahead of his concert, in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by Adam Taylor/Newspix/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Justin Bieber is seen on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: songwriter Poo Bear, singer-songwriter Justin Beiber, and Ashley Boyd pose for portrait at Poo Bear GRAMMY Party at Serafina Sunset on February 10, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Entertainer Justin Bieber (6) on the ice during a Celebrity Shootout hockey game played before the All-Star Skills Competition held on January 28, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Entertainer Justin Bieber (6) on the ice with his celebrity teammates after a Celebrity Shootout hockey game played before the All-Star Skills Competition held on January 28, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: Justin Bieber is seen in a store on December 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Michael King/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Justin Bieber performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2016 at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeart)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Justin Bieber performs during the 2016 Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 03: Justin Bieber performs at the NOW 99.7 Triple Ho Show 7.0 at SAP Center on December 3, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Justin Bieber at Tape night club on November 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LISBON, POTRUGAL - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Bieber performs during his concert at the MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal on November 26, 2016. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BOLOGNA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 19: Justin Bieber performs the concert of his 'The Purpose Tour' at Unipol Arena on November 19, 2016 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Roberto Serra - Iguana Press/Redferns)
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Who better, then, to represent the daily mood swings from full-on existential crisis to that fuck it feeling than Justin Bieber. He's a walking, talking Jekyll-and-Hyde-type who's equally prone to punching people in the head as he is to laughing along with a joke at his expense. One moment he's showing his fans a diseased eyeball; the next he's blessing reporters' babies. As we look forward to a summer of money-fueled revelry wafting in from the easternmost edge of Long Island, remember to choose hugs, like Bieber might on a good day, when the rosé is plentiful and the sun is nearly shining. But also take photos, please, so one might have visual aids for the escapism.

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