A deport Justin Bieber petition has already earned the 100K signatures required to warrant an official White House “response” this week. The public appeal to throw the Biebs out of the country came after Justin Bieber was arrested earlier this month on charges of illegal street racing and drunk driving — and didn’t seem at all regretful for the poor choices. Yahoo! News shares this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, that the “Believe” celebrity is now accused of being a “wrongful representation of American pop culture,” while a White House reaction has not been provided yet.
The deport Justin Bieber petition began only a couple days after the Biebs was placed under arrest and had his mug shot — of his smiling face — go absolutely viral on the Internet. Less than two weeks later, the online petition aiming to get him deported from the U.S. has reached the 100K needed signatures that warrant a formal response from the White House. As cited in the online campaign’s mission, they aim to request that the Obama administration work to boot the teenage singer from the country and ultimately revoke his green card.
It appears the public’s massive request to return Justin Bieber to Canada was brewing for quite some time, and things boiled over after his recent arrest in southern Miami Beach after participating in an illicit street race with a Ferrari and a Lamborghini.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture," reads the petition posted on the White House website . "We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked."
A separate petition on the same website that aimed to counter this cause was much less favorable. Unlike the deport Justin Bieber petition, the request to “Consider to not Deport Justin Bieber” did not even have 1K signatures, at least as of Wednesday morning.
This Feb., the Biebs will face an official court date on the serious charges of driving under the influence (a DUI), resisting public arrest from a police officer, and operating a motor vehicle with an expired license. According to police statements, the 19-year-old “Believe” singer acknowledged that he had been drinking, smoking marijuana, and was on prescription medicine.
The response from the White House on the Justin Bieber deportation plea has not been provided yet. All formal petitions must reach at least 100K signatures within a 1-month period in order to be answered by the government, in this case the Obama administration.