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Jon Bon Jovi calls out Justin Bieber for starting shows late

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While rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Canadian boy wonder Justin Bieber might have a few things in common, one of them is not showing up late for shows.

In an interview with the Evening Standard, the 51-year-old New Jersey singer commented on Bieber’s concert punctuality during his March O2 Arena gig in London, where fans claimed he was two hours late. (According to a series of tweets by Bieber, he was only 40 minutes late due to “technical issues.”) Bon Jovi wasn't exactly kind to the Canadian pop star.

“Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new,” Bon Jovi said. “They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives.”

He added, “Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool — you’re an a--hole. Go to f---in’ work!”

Even though his words might be harsh, fans are rallying behind Bon Jovi and seem to agree that Bieber should start shows on time.

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