Given that the celebrity-packed Met Gala was on Monday night, some fans naturally assumed Bieber was referring to the high-profile event. Interestingly enough, Bieber has attended the Met Gala before, making an appearance in 2015, and showing up with his shirt unbuttoned at an after-party in 2016.
"They prob all had a sh** time at the met but they gotta look happy on the gram," one comment on the post reads.
Of course, other fans just took the message to be a reaction to the toll social media takes on all its users.
"Life ain't easy for anyone," one comment reads. "For once someone is talking and posting facts and not just appearance, especially here on Instagram where everything is based on how good you and your life appear to other people. Wise words."
"Just throw the whole gram away, with the fakes and the phonies," another follower suggested.