A year ago, FITS ran a story on pop star Justin Bieber allegedly taunting a Charleston, S.C. woman … and spitting in her water bottle.
How his hijinks have evolved …
Bieber, 19, turned himself into authorities in Toronto, Canada this week on charges that he assaulted a limousine driver last month.
“While driving the group to a hotel, an altercation occurred between one of the passengers and the driver of the limousine,” Toronto police said. “In the course of the altercation, a man struck the limousine driver on the back of the head several times. The driver stopped the limousine, exited the vehicle and called police.”
Bieber’s booking in Toronto comes a week after he was arrested in Miami, Florida for driving under the influence and resisting arrest following reports that he was drag-racing in a residential neighborhood. Bieber is also facing potential felony vandalism charges after egging one of his neighbors’ mansions in Los Angeles earlier this month, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.
Bieber has sold more than 15 million albums, has 40 million Twitter followers and makes $55 million a year. In 2012, Forbes named him the third-most powerful celebrity in the world.
Guess it’s safe to say all that has gone to his head …
In response to Bieber’s antics, a petition at WhiteHouse.gov urging his deportation received more than 100,000 signatures (nearly 200,000 actually) – meaning the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama must respond to it.
And they should …
According to the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, foreign nationals who commit “aggravated felonies” can be deported and banned from reentering the country for up to twenty years. Originally the list of “aggravated felonies” was limited to things like murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking, but it has been repeatedly expanded over the years to include a host of additional violations.
Bieber is working in the United States on an O-1 visa – given to “individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry.”
According to a Huffington Post/ YouGov poll, 52 percent of Americans think Bieber should be kicked out of the country if he’s convicted of a crime – compared to only 26 percent who think he should stay.
Wow … and you thought Barack Obama was unpopular!