Petition Demanding Justin Bieber's Deportation, Gathers Over 50,000 Signatures

Meanwhile, Anthrax tell JB to "experience it, but don't get hurt."

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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 chipped in.

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."

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    caseharr33
    I think some prison time would help this child grow up, and then deport him.
    --ESTRANGED--
    Prepeare yourself for a gangsta rap album after his 14 days in jail.
    morbidguitar
    WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY WANT HIM BACK IN CANADA. You can have him lol.
    lgreenawald
    You Canucks unleash on us Americans Celine Dion and I still have that abomination that is the "Titanic" song ringing in my head...now this little clown. No more! The line must be drawn HERE and NOW. Back to the land of maple syrup and hockey he goes.
    wastedkitten
    Be happy that it only happens every 15 years. USA seems to unleash a little piss ant every year.
    iommi600
    After giving Neil Young and Rush to the world, the canadians have my permission to shit on this world at will. Deal with it, you yanks!
    slipknot836
    I honestly thought when the news tried branding him as a 'rock star' after his litle Lambourghini incident and that he keeps saying 'I'm a fan of Metallica' that he'd try and bring out an edgy rock record...
    iammclovin
    If he gets prison time he'll be on Maury 8 months later asking "who the daddy?"
    Smigzy
    Get over it. I don't like beibers music and I've never met the guy.I did a lot more dumb stuff than him when I was 19. I was just never fortunate enough to get caught in a lambo, with a model, the night after I drooped 75k on strippers. Nothing this kid could ever do would fit a punishment of getting sent back to Canada... that place is a dump
    KylerCavers
    Here in Canada I like to forget about the existence of Bieber and instead crank up Annihilator..
    Creepingdeth89
    Annihilator is one of the best things to come from Canada, next to Canadian maple syrup. You guys have good taste!
    maxpowweer
    I think he's a spoilt little brat as much as anyone else, however people forget that he's no way the first to act like this. Rick Allen from Def Leopard was only 21 himself when he lost his arm racing in his Corvette. He learned the hard way. I think the real problem is that a 19 year old has access to such huge amounts of money and able to buy such powerful cars. We forget that these lamborghinis and Ferraris should be left to those with plenty of driving experience, not some snotty kid who has barely passed his driving test. Millionaire or not, a 19 year old shouldn't be allowed to drive a car with over 600bhp. He's not even legal to drink in the US, yet he can walk out of a Lambo dealership with a monster of a car quite legally? Surely you should have a minimum of like, 10 years experience behind the wheel before you're let loose in one of these things? Or maybe he should speak to the families of people killed by DUI drivers. But alas, hes not the only one, just the most famous.
    badfish_lewis
    Dear America, We will give you whatever you want but he's your problem now. Sorry boot that eh but we don't want him back. Like I said, we will give you ANYTHING but you have to keep him. Sincerely, Canada
    MetalRock4ever
    lol, I'd laugh if many countries write to America pleading them to not deport Bieber to their country. America has the strongest weapon in the world now... mwuahahaa
    Battery Chicken
    He's a 19 year old kid with unfathomable amounts of money and is surrounded by people who tell him how fantastically wonderful he is. His behaviour is/was inevitable. Now that he has gone from being a media darling to being demonised by them at almost every turn (not an uncommon story) things are most likely only going to get worse.
    bustapr
    I just went to look around the petition site. theres quite a few "Ban Beiber" petitions. But one petition caught my eye and it was to stop him from being deported. In the petition it said, "The media sees the bad side of him. Please. He's saved so many lives. Including mine. A lifesaver, Shouldn't deserve this.". Laughed a good laugh.
    -LAW-
    In all fairness, it's Western society that has created this pestilent cretin. Blaming him for being the way he is, is like putting a plaster (or band-aid for mericans') on a decapitation. Maybe we should look at what is being shoved in our faces labelled as "valued" or "attractive" before we condemn this foul creature. As the almighty Lemmy tells us: "Point the finger, shift the blame. Ambition makes us *****s."
    andriusd
    So you're suggesting everyone should blame themselves and not hold that guy responsible for his own actions? We have to look at what is being shoved at our faces and that guy gets excused from looking at what's being shoved in his face and gets a permission to do anything he wants - just because he's from this society? If it's "we" who are to blame, why aren't "we" (you, I, lots of other people) doing that kind of stuff like that dude? Aren't "we" from the same society?
    -LAW-
    *sighs* Not at all - You're not thinking about the bigger picture. He's been brainwashed into thinking he can do whatever he wants. He's the mirror of Western society - the very embodiment of our culture. He should pay for his crimes like anyone else; but he won't, because he's too rich - he is a product that belongs to a corporation, that corporation will pay out big-money to the government. To compare him with you and I is just absurd... Plus will the government listen to such a petition when he has that kind of financial backing? I think not. I was saying we need to tackle the very root of this problem and not the end result (he isn't the first dislikeable cretinous superstar; Brittany Spears for example). Just to illustrate the ridiculousness of this petition - If I was to sign a petition for people I disliked due to their wealth, popularity and pomposity - there would literally be no government in England.
    BlackLabel5150
    While I cant stand Bieber or that style of "music".. who cares... the kid got a DUI give me a break, clearly no-one remembers the 80s... I mean Vince Neil killed a guy???
    Wiggimus
    Oh, I remember. It wasn't right then & it's not right now. It wasn't even right back then when Matthew Broderick killed a mother & daughter in Northern Ireland (look it up). We don't need any more lessons learned too late.
    BlackLabel5150
    I'm not saying its right, and I don't condone drinking and driving. I'm saying the kid got a DUI. so lets deport him? that's ridiculous. run him through the courts, give him his fine, take his license. then how about we just forget about him and let him go away on his own.
    p_342
    Clearly, let's give him a break, right? The fact of the matter is that other residents with green cards had their card revoked and also deported with smaller charges that Bieber is facing. There's no excuse this time (assuming that corruption doesn't eventually show up).
    hanley888
    Nooooo we don't want him to come back to Canada..... He's Americas problem now and it should stay that way.
    MaidenisGOD89
    I say we should send him back there, we're tired of this troublemaker! besides, you sent him here, we will send him right back lol.
    jrboyette11
    LOL'ing at the people who 1. Think petitions do anything 2. Think deporting Justin Bieber is going to accomplish anything. Not only is he not the only negative influence on young people, deporting him is just going to make his fans enraged. It's not like they're suddenly going to stop liking him.
    ColdTheory
    Just google whitehouse(dot)gov petitions you can't miss it. Everyone get on there and sign it!
    morbidguitar
    WE DO NOT WANT HIM BACK HERE WE DO NOT WANT HIM BACK HERE WE DO NOT WANT HIM BACK HERE WE DO NOT WANT HIM BACK HERE WE DO NOT WANT HIM BACK HERE
    City_Machine
    okay, 2 things: 1) Petitions are meant to be about positive social change or upheavals and reversing of inane policies 2) Canada doesn't want him either
    archangels
    If everyone really hated JB as much as they claim, they'd stop reading news about him. Yet you idiots eat this shit up like it's candy. Stop clicking links with his name in it. Stop clicking "I like this" on article like this. Every time a rapper makes it onto the front page of news: "WTF THIS IS A ROCK SITE, UG TEAM. GIVE US GUITAR BAND NEWS." But an article on how much nobody likes Justin Bieber? LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE.
    Zakk4523
    I wonder if other citizens of other countries demand US soldiers depart their land for crimes against humanity you unbelievable hippocrates. You're worried about a partying teenager tarnishing your already disgraced reputation around the world? Take some time to focus on what really matters. What a joke. Get a life.
    Cavalcade
    I dunno man, Hippocrates had some pretty good ideas for his time. I mean, having doctors assure their patients they won't, you know, try to murder them? That might seem unbelievable now, but the ancient Greeks *needed* to be told stuff like that. That guy doesn't deserve to be compared to UG commenters...
    -LAW-
    Hah! Oh man. That razor sharp wit of yours... *rolls eyes* (like I can talk; was going to jump at that one myself but it kind of took the wind out my sails on the whole "take a look at yourselves" thing). Ergo; you get an up-vote good sir.
    Cavalcade
    If someone's going to act all holier-than-thou, and they can't be bothered to check their spelling, it must not really mean that much to them.
    -LAW-
    And I thought I was a grammar nazi... There are too many variables involved in why someone could have misspelled something in this comments section. Although I get your point. I usually spell-check.
    -LAW-
    This exactly. If people really cared about the state of things, they'd do something about it - but they don't. Blame some kid who got lucky for doing everything society tells you to strive for. He's simply been mislead. I hate Bieber. He is the embodiment of the culture a lot of us live amongst.
    kill it
    Hey UG I thought this was a guitar site. Wouldn't it be WAY better to post something guitar related. Guitarists like Greg Howe or Guthrie Govan would probably be happy to talk and share news with UG. In fact contact/hire me and I'll go get it done if you won't.
    slayer7666
    Send him to prison. If it were anyone not famous they'd in there in a second for the shit he did. And please don't send him back to Canada.. he is unwanted.
    Skin_n_bones
    You guys realize the real big deal about this is that Canada does not accept back people who have DUI's in america. Beiber has a DUI, Canada wont take him back. Normally America would deport him, but under the circumstances that hes rich and people love him, he wont get deported
    onkel44
    get a job kid and stop polluting the internet with the bullshit that is the consequences of your stupid ass actions.
    fras1788
    Too bad we can never gather signatures and find new activists for things that actually matter.
    iommi600
    The stupidity in some people... Sure, he's an uneducated charver, but that's not a good reason to deport someone. Also, I'm pretty sure that 90% of the people who signed the petition did it just because they hate his music. Which is sad and pathetic, really.
    blackzeppelin68
    I will gladly take him in my country. you know how much hes going to pay in taxes? Tourism becouse of him? **** yeah! also hes a bad influence? who gives a shit its not like lemmy or slash or ANYONE that is regularly mentioned on this website doesnt/didnt take an insane amount of drugs and did/does a whole lot of shit. Im sorry but this story is just a huge amount of blown out of poportion bullshit. And no there is no reason for you disliking justin bieber; there is only a reason to dislike the industry that made him famous.
    The_Dayman
    But if you deport him that means we have to take him back. =( America, YOU keep him.
    drm3tal
    You guys are talking like if Canada wasnt inside america ... WTF ? America is a continent ... not the united ONLY .. ahahah
    Navi_96
    Problem is really, where would we deport him? Anywhere he goes, he will wreak havoc with his terrible attitude and music.
    LazyHardRocker
    Sure, put him in jail and take his license, but deport him? I don't think Canada wants him back, and I don't think anyone else would get deported over a DUI. Just leave him to it (unless, like now, he puts others in danger) and he will either get help for his drug/behavior issues or die, neither of which will affect the general populace very much.
    mattjamesrenn
    It seems (from my point of view) that in his mind he has this cool bad boy image but in reality he’s portraying a bit of a snivelling twerp image, think Joffrey from Game of Thrones.
    sykryk
    The only person in music currently behaving like a rockstar. Feed the hate - make him more popular...