Justin Bieber’s been having a rough couple of weeks, kicking off with a tweet announcing simply, “worst birthday” and leading through a near-collapse on stage in London and a scuffle with a photographer. Countless fans around the world tweeted their support, but Tawny Kitaen (unverified account) suggested the teen idol look for strength a little closer to home.

Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette, was the target of some nasty tweets when it was revealed in January that she’d produced a short anti-abortion film to raise money for pregnancy centers.