Justin Bieber poses with registered sex offender Jeffrey Jones
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Justin Bieber poses with registered sex offender Jeffrey Jones

Justin Bieber is no stranger to controversy, but he was apparently none the wiser when he posted the photo that sparked the latest backlash against him.

Yep, it looks like Justin unknowingly posed next to a registered sex offender, and fans aren’t happy about it.

The 22-year-old singer was clearly looking forward to meeting actor Jeffrey Jones, who played the grumpy executive in John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as she shared the photo and wrote the movie’s title in the caption.

However, Jeffrey was arrested in 2003 for possessing child pornography and enticing a 14-year-old boy to pose for pornographic photos.

The star pleaded not guilty to all charges and was sentenced to five years’ probation and placed on the sex offenders’ register, before being ordered to complete 250 hours of community service and three years’ probation in 2010 for failing to update his sex offender status when he moved to Florida.

In short, she’s probably not the type of person Justin would want to excitedly pose for photos with.

While most of the singer’s followers seem unaware of who the other person in the photo is, let alone their criminal past, some were stunned by Justin’s post.

One fan commented: “You know he’s a pedophile, right?”

Others added: “He is a confirmed sexual predator. Just be careful, he was convicted of molesting a little boy.

“This guy is a sex offender! Eh!”

And: “You realize this old man is a pedophile?”

Justin has yet to respond to the backlash, but the photo remains on his social media pages… For now.