Non-fans of Justin Bieber began a petition at Whitehouse.gov 6 days ago that reads “Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.”
Today, the petition reached the 100,000 signature mark required to get an official response from the Obama administration.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture.” reads the petition, “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 nation’s youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”
The Biebs isn’t in the US on a green card, by the way, which denotes legal permanent residence. He’s here on a special visa given to actors, musicians, academics and other high-profile individuals by the government.
Also, while 100K signatures is the threshold needed to be met to get a response from the White House, there’s no deadline on when officials have to respond. Some of the petitions that meet the requirements languish for years.
In other words, don’t hold your breath waiting for a response. The Biebs may be a total douchenozzle (Read all about his arrest last week on charges of DUI, drag racing, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended licence HERE) but he hasn’t even been convicted of a crime. And even if the singer is eventually found guilty of any or all of the charges, his high-priced lawyers will keep the consequences to a minimum. No jail time, and he certainly won’t be deported.
In light of the triumph of the haters, Biebs fans began their own petition at Whitehouse.gov.
“The whole idea of Justin Drew Bieber getting deported is completely unfair,” it reads, “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.”
Bieber is saving lives, y’all. Sadly, the stan-sponsored petition only has 1,400 signatures as of this morning.