Justin Bieber uses Bishop T.D. Jakes' video to explain why he's through having photos taken with fans

Justin Bieber shares a sweet smile with a young fan.(Instagram/Justin Bieber)

Whether his fans like it or not, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is done heeding the requests made by fans to have photos taken with him.

Some of the "Love Yourself" crooner's fans understood his request for privacy, while others think that Bieber is being selfish. Whatever his fans' reactions might be, Bieber is standing firm on his decision.

He even shared a sermon delivered by Bishop T.D. Jakes from The Potter House recently to defend his stance. The video of Jakes' sermon called "Being Pressured," which was posted on Bieber's Instagram account (@justinbieber), has garnered over 2.6 million views already.

"One of the things that amazes me about being well-known and it's kinda hard to get used to, and I really don't like it, but I do it - everybody wants to take a picture with you," Jakes says in the 30-second clip. "And they line up to take the picture with you. See, it used to be that they wanted to know you. Now they don't want to know you, they want to be seen with you.

"And they look at the image and walk away with the image, and I'm standing there thinking, 'You had a chance to meet the man, and you walked away with the image.' The image is the cheapest part of the person, but we are satisfied to live in a world of images at the expense of having reality," he adds.

Bieber's post generated tens of thousands of comments. While others agreed with Jakes' sermon, saying it "hit a nerve" and it's "so powerful," there were some people who provided a good reason why fans only want a photo with celebrities.

"When meeting a celebrity, there usually isn't enough time to get to know them. They're always in a rush, and all that's left is a moment in which most fans would rather capture so that they can relive it every time they look at the picture," a fan who goes by the username @salwa_elb writes.