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Justin Bieber attends his father’s engagement party during the Private VIP Art Show and “Nyotaimori...

Justin Bieber Hangs with a Tiger (and the Batmobile) at His Dad's Engagement Party

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Justin Bieber attends his father’s engagement party during the Private VIP Art Show and “Nyotaimori Celebrating Life Love And Art” on April 30 in Toronto. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage) 

Justin Bieber on Saturday celebrated his dad’s engagement to his longtime girlfriend at a private Toronto art event that featured Batman, the Batmobile and an actual Bengal tiger. Yes, really. 

The engagement party appears to have been held at a private art show, simultaneous to an event called the “Nyotaimori Celebrating Life Love And Art.” (“Nyotaimori” refers to the Japanese practice of serving sushi off the bodies of naked women.) 

Justin, second from right, attends his father’s engagement party. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage) 

Other attendees included costumed superheroes such as Iron Man and Wonder Woman, former boxing heavyweight Lennox Lewis, and Canadian opera singer Meghan Lindsay, who performed. 

Bieber, 22, spent time at the party petting the tiger – a moment he later Instagrammed – and hanging out in the Batmobile and the superheroes, as well as with his dad. As with everything Bieber does, this was not without controversy: PETA is pretty pissed at him for hanging out with a captive tiger. According to PETA, the tiger was brought in from the Bowmanville Zoo by trainer Michael Hackenberger, who is facing animal cruelty charges after PETA released footage of him whipping an animal.

“Exotic animals used for entertainment are usually torn away from their mothers at a young age, beaten into submission by trainers, and forced to live in cramped enclosures,” PETA said in a statement on their website. “Tigers used in this way are denied everything that they need to be happy, and we can only imagine that the tiger Justin posed with has experienced a life of misery.”

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