There may be, like, a bajillion Beliebers across the world, but there are probably an equal amount of non-Justin Bieber fans in existence as well. So much so, that over 275,000 people signed a petition to get the 20-year-old singer deported back to his home country of Canada. And the White House responded!
Since only 100,000 signatures were needed, the White House was forced to make some sort of statement. Here was the best it could come up with: “Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People. Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one. So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Mr Bieber’s debut album.”
This news comes only a couple of months after hundreds of people attended a protest in Atlanta, rallying against the “As Long As You Love Me” singer’s presence in Buckhead. Here was the summary: “As a community here in Buckhead, we have worked hard to achieve our goals and get to where we are. Justin Bieber’s relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children, as well as the community. Some can’t even let their children play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence before. What’s to say he won’t do it again? As a home owner down the street from this residence, one can assume many people will be contacting real estate agents soon enough. Please do not allow a child to ruin what we have worked so hard to obtain. Thanks for the support!”
Prior to that event, there was also a viral sign, saying whoever loses the USA vs. Canada hockey game during the Olympics got to keep Bieber.
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