The tweet has since gotten almost half a million likes, and over 100K retweets. And, naturally, Twitter trolls have also taken to the replies to send hateful messages, pointing out the singer's — who is now married to American fashion model Hailey Baldwin — nationality. But the conversation in the thread has also led to discussions on who put the said "cages" in place.
Many of the conservative tweeters point out that it was Obama who built the cages, and that none of this is Trump's fault. But, as APpoints out, though the chain-link fences in the McAllen Center was made during the Obama administration, "conditions for detained migrants deteriorated sharply during a surge of Central American arrivals under Trump, particularly in El Paso, Texas." In other words, the current conditions of the facilities, and the holding of children there is all the call of the Trump administration.
And to circle back to Bieber's tweet, he isn't placing blame on anyone, but simply asking that Trump set the children free. Many fans are rejoicing for JB taking a political stance.