White House Petition: ‘We Want Justin Bieber Removed From Our Society’
Over 155,000 Americans have signed a White House petition calling for the deportation of troubled pop prince Justin Bieber. The web petition, part of the Obama administration’s ‘We the People’ initiative to encourage Americans to voice their concerns to the government, demands that the Canadian teen have his green card revoked because he misrepresents American pop culture.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” the petition reads. “We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug abusing Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked.”
Created on Jan. 23, the petition has exceeded the threshold of 100,000 signatures required for the White House to consider a request and issue a formal response. Yet, it remains highly unlikely Bieber will be deported at the Obama administration’s request.
Bieber’s criminal offenses in Florida, which stem from a drunken driving charge after he was caught drag racing on a blocked off street in Miami in a rented luxury care, do not meet the current federal criteria for deportation.
Legal expert Leo Terrell explained to have his visa yanked, Bieber would have to be convicted of a felony, which is unlikely in this case.
“I do not believe Bieber is facing felony charge. I am sure Bieber’s attorney will cut a deal, “Terrell stressed. “Also, it is not to America’s interest to deport Bieber since he brings a lot of money for the country.”
In addition, while Bieber turned himself into Toronto authorities to answer to an assault charges, changes pending in Los Angeles after Bieber was accused of pelting eggs at a neighbor’s house were ultimately dropped, making the Florida charges his sole American offense.
The petition, though, does give voice to a lament felt by many Americans, especially parents, when formerly squeaky clean child stars act out in outrageous ways on their rocky path to adulthood.
“He is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth,” the petition reads, reflecting comments made concerning Miley Cyrus and other teen sensations gone bad in recent months. “We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”
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