Petition to Deport Justin Bieber Gains Momentum USA Today
A petition to deport pop superstar Justin Beiber -- who's Canadian -- has gained enough signatures to warrant an official response from the White House, USA Today reports.
So will the high-maintenance teen sensation be booted from the U.S.? No chance, the story says. "But everyone will have fun with it anyway," the piece adds. "After all, it's another opportunity to vent outrage, feigned or otherwise, at the increasingly idiotic misbehavior by 19-year-old Bieber, ranging from allegedly egging a neighbor's house in California (a possible felony) to drag racing and DUI in Florida (a possible misdemeanor)."
Earlier today the petition on the White House's We the People site reached 106,000 signatures, the story reports. Anything over 100,000 qualifies for a response from the White House.
The petition -- including punctuation errors -- reads: "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."
The report notes: "Just for comparison's sake, a similar 'Deport Him!' petition was filed on the We the People site against CNN's British-born Piers Morgan at the end of 2012 because some people were upset about something he said -- actually a rant -- against guns on his TV show. That petition got 109,000 signatures; Morgan is still here and still on CNN."
The report adds that a "Don't Deport Bieber" petition has gathered only about 1,500 signatures so far.