Last week, Justin Bieber found himself in even more hot water when he was arrested in Miami for a DUI, resisting arrest, and having an expired license. But that was really just the cherry on top of a tumultuous last few months for the singer who’s also currently under criminal investigation for egging his next door neighbor’s house, among other things. So, naturally, people want the Biebs shipped back to where he came from (Toronto, in case you forgot).
More than 110,000 people have now signed an online petition for Bieber to be deported to Canada and have his green card revoked. Because although the Biebs works and lives mainly in the U.S., specifically California, he’s still a Canadian citizen and that green card is the only thing legally keeping him in the States. But if the people get their way, that could change. Here’s what the petitioners have to say:
We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.
To get an official response from the White House, a petition must acquire a minimum of 100,000 signatures. So, technically, the WH has to make a comment. No word yet on what Obama will say, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it’s highly unlikely he’ll actually be deported. Of course, the Beliebers are not letting this go down without a fight. They’ve launched a hilarious government-name-checking counter petition of their own:
The whole idea of Justin Drew Bieber getting deported, is completely unfair. He doesn’t deserve this…. With your help, we can stop it. He’s human. He’s not perfect. The media sees the bad side of him. Please. He’s saved so many lives. Including mine. A lifesaver, Shouldn’t deserve this.
Tragically, that one’s only up to 1,589 signatures.