Singer pictured ‘choking’ friend in controversial photo

Justin Bieber and Chris Brown have come under fire on Instagram for a photo which sees Justin with a hand around his friend’s neck.

Of course the photo is done in jest, and Chris’ look of pain is all an act, but followers have been quick to point out that it’s not very appropriate.

According to GossipCop, many followers have asked that Justin take the photo down, and the reason seems to be Chris’ past history of domestic violence. He was charged with assaulting Rihanna in 2009 and although he claims he has worked hard to improve his public image since then, it seems many people feel the photo is just not appropriate.

Justin captioned the photo: “Had fun with the homey @ChrisBrownofficial.” Justin also took to Instagram to deny he is in a relationship with model Hailey Baldwin. The singer posted a photo of them in a car together and wrote: “People are crazy. I’m super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise.”

Justin’s fans will be delighted with that news!