The exchange happened after Pattie accused TMZ of exploiting Mariah Carey’s problematic tour kick-off, writing to the site:
Wow, @TMZ really?? That’s just mean. Didn’t your mama teach you better than to pick on others? You’re a role model, teach compassion! #GenerationChange #HumiliatingSomeoneIsntNews “@TMZ: Mariah Carey — MAJOR Voice Problems During Concert in Japan http://t.co/S9Ucj8FT5t”
A fan then responded to Pattie’s tweet, questioning; “You stick up for mariah carey but you won’t stick up for your son when tmz drags him?”
TMZ, of course, and plenty of other outlets have been accused of capitalizing on Bieber’s troubles, and Mallette hasn’t said much publicly about her son’s up-and-down year.
Pattie then explained in her reply:
I have to restrain myself. Trust me I am picking my battles.
I hate reading stuff about him too TRUST ME.
But lets not allow people to be bullied when they are down.
#PrayInstead! #WhoAreWeToJudge #GenerationChange #LoveWins