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Justin Bieber in hot water after putting fake choke-hold on Chris Brown

This photo of Justin Bieber fake-choking buddy Chris Brown has a lot of people seeing red.
This photo of Justin Bieber fake-choking buddy Chris Brown has a lot of people seeing red. Instagram

Justin Bieber obviously thought it would be funny to fake-choke his friend, Chris Brown.

He obviously thought it was funny enough to post the photo on Instagram.

But folks who don’t share the same sense of humor as the little Canadian boy are asking him to take the photo down.

Bieber posted the photo to Instagram Monday morning. He has his hand wrapped around his buddy’s neck while Brown pretends to be choking.

“Had fun with the homey @Chrisbrownofficial,” Bieber wrote in the caption.

Considering Brown’s violent past with Rihanna, some people on social media didn’t get the joke. One Twitter response:

"Wow. I can't believe this picture was posted after Chris Brown himself was an abuser ... I don't know about anyone else but it looks like they are making fun of violence. Smart move stupid."

But some Beliebers stood by their guy. Wrote one on Instagram:

“I bet not one of the people moaning here about this obviously jokey picture, has a damn word to say about Ferguson, Eric Garner or Mark Walhberg continuing to make violent films after his background (and, yes, I know he didn't blind the guy – so what?) #Hypocrites.”

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