In wake of Justin Bieber
's latest DUI arrest, a petition demanding deportation of the Canadian star has surfaced online, gathering over 50,000 signatures in less than five days."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. 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."
Launched on January 23, the petition has reached over half of its 100,000 signatures goal. More details here
In related news, several prominent rock figures gave their thoughts on JB, sharing a few words of advice along the way. Chatting with Fuse
, thrash veterans Anthrax
weren't too harsh on the young pop star, basically telling Justin to enjoy the ride, but take it easy."I would say one thing to Justin Bieber - experience it,"
drummer Charlie Benante
said at this year's Grammy Awards. "Do it, it's the only way you're gonna grow."
"But don't get hurt. Just don't hurt anybody really,"
bassist Frank Bello
Sharon Osbourne also gave a brief comment, adding, "He just needs to get into the studio and work. He needs to work, he needs to be occupied. He's got too much time on his hands. Put that little thing to work."