2014 has certainly started off on an ugly foot for ‘Beauty and the Beat’ beau Justin Bieber. The year kicked off with news that his second documentary/concert film ‘Believe’ bombed at box offices in the U.S. and was followed with reports that friend Lil’ Za was arrested for cocaine possession in his [Bieber’s] home.
Next, the Canadian crooner saw his name on Miami P.D.’s radar after he was arrested for DUI and drag-racing. As if that’s not enough, news surfaced last night that the
Grammy-nominated singer turned himself into Toronto authorities to face assault charges.
The flood of negative reports has pushed some over the edge as now it seems the ‘All That Matters’ maestro is finding out that all that matters to a select set of Americans is shipping him back to his home turf…
Setting the net ablaze just a day after President Obama’s ‘State of the Union’ address, over 110,000 angry Americans have petitioned to have the pop star deported back to Canada. As the petition has passed the 100k mark, it warrants an official response from the Oval office.
The POTUS has yet to issue an official statement on the matter, but it should be understood that the White House has no time limit on when it has to respond and can opt to take years if it chooses. Elsewhere, faithful Beliebers have started a petition of their own to keep the ‘Baby’ singer’s VISA unrevoked. As of time reporting, the January 25th-created counter-petition has not reached 3,000 signatures.
Even stars like former tourmate Ariana Grande and LL Cool J have extended support for the troubled teen hitmaker:
“I’ve seen tweets of people making fun of the mug shot and all this stuff, and it’s so ignorant,” she said. “It’s gotten to a point where I just want him to be okay. It’s this very serious thing. And it’s not just like a kid who’s, you know, screwing around. It’s dangerous. It’s very serious and upsetting.
I don’t think it’s something to make fun of anymore. I don’t think it’s funny anymore… He’s a great person and a very talented boy and I want the best for him. He’s the most visible and yet isolated human being I’ve ever met.”
– Ariana Grande
“You gotta cut the guy some slack, you know, he’s not like a 35-year-old with penny loafers and khakis on and you know, dropping his kids off at school and drag racing in a Lambo — that would be a little different! But I think we just gotta remember what we were doing at 19. Hopefully he’ll learn from his mistakes.”
– LL Cool J
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