It’s hard not to feel sorry for Justin Bieber when he was just trying to enjoy a date with his girlfriend Selena Gomez on his birthday and ended up being swarmed by photographers. But the birthday boy took to his Twitter to apologize for his actions — of flipping of the cameras.

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But it seems like it might have taken Justin a little time to cool off before decided to Tweet an apology.

Photos of The Biebs’ birthday dinner out with Selena surfaced today showing the now 17-year-old sticking up his middle finger to photographers.

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So we assume his “friends” was actually his time spent with Selena, but we wonder what the surprise was?

At first Justin only Tweeted, “im normal” in what seemed to be a response to the photos circulating the Web.

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But a little over a half an hour, Justin launched a long venting session to explain.

“had a great bday and at the end of the night we got surrounded by paps and i reacted in a way i know better,” he wrote. “im sorry #killthemwithkindness”

“it’s not always easy but i know better than to react in anger.”

“on a better note i need to say THANK U to my fans, he added. “we raised over 40k for @charitywater for my bday. we together #madeachange”

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But the singer isn’t saying that he won’t be making mistakes ever again.

“life has it’s ups and downs but u guys r always there 4 me. i will make my mistakes but i promise 2 continue 2 grow with u and try 2 do rt”

“so thank u for a great bday and an amazing gift of charity to help others,” he concluded. “another year but still the same kid. still grateful. #makeachange”

Do you think Justin needed to apologize?

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