Justin Bieber: This Won’t End Well

By Mark Esposito, Weekend Contributor

article-0-1B3F38C300000578-259_634x801Teen idol and Canadian citizen Justin Bieber just entered the consciousness of serious adults but it wasn’t for his singing or making their teenage daughters swoon. No, Justin set the world ablaze due to a pot smoke-filled airline cabin and a felony arrest for egging a neighbor’s house. And lest you think the American Congress has better things to do than follow the shenanigans of today’s latest pop star, think again. At least one senator has called for his deportation and an on-line petition to jump-start that process has gathered 100,000 signatures.

The story starts out as it often does with talent out-racing maturity and stage parents ever-willing to cash in with little regard for the consequences. Bieber made his splash in Hollywood with an album entitled “My World” after bumping around YouTube. The record went platinum in 2009 and his career was off. What followed was more songs and awards by the dozens along with 40 million followers on Twitter. Money followed fame and Bieber moved to LA taking full advantage of his O-1 visa but eschewing American citizenship.

After money came the seemingly inevitable skirmishes with  the law. Charged with vandalism in Brazil, the 19-year-old added to his blotter with missteps in Australia and Columbia for his graffiti filled nights. There were of course the drug busts and reckless driving and DUI arrest, and then of course assaulting a limo driver who had the temerity to suggest that maybe the kid has imbibed a little too much. LA neighbors got involved after Bieber egged a house and a felony arrest followed.

The recent fiasco involves a little charter trip for Justin and his dad. According to the pilots, marijuana fumes from the passenger compartment were so intense that the pair had to don breathing masks to avoid becoming intoxicated and hence subject to FAA sanction. Like a bad Cheech & Chong movie, the father-son pair in the rear were partying it up. Maybe they were yucking it up talking about Bieber’s on-again, off-again romance with actress Selena Gomez whom Bieber reported bragged about taking her virginity. Gomez has since gone into alcohol rehab and the anti-abortion Christian Bieber is sticking to his line that  “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.” The couple has broken up according to many sources.

Which all leads to the hallowed halls of the United States Congress. Virginia Senator Mark Warner is no Bieleber, as Justin’s fans call themselves. The father of three daughters, Warner said he’d step right up to sign the deportation petition circulating on-line and now with over 100,000 signatures.  “As a dad with three daughters, is there some place I can sign?,” he asked radio station WNOR recently. Most Americans have about the same opinion of Bieber. A recent poll showed Bieber being viewed unfavorably by 54% of those polled.

And in the entertainment business your popularity is your fortune. This can’t possibly end well.

What do you think?  Should Bieber go or stay?

Source: CNN

~Mark Esposito, Weekend Contributor

47 thoughts on “Justin Bieber: This Won’t End Well

  1. A friend had told me about this…. I have a feeling it’s not going to end well for the private pilots…. Generally, they are iron clad with confidentiality…… Now, for the brat and money grubbing parents….. It’s not going to end well….. Especially with a dad that’s enabling this crazy life….. Do I think he should be deported…… no…. The record industry has too much banked on him…. I don’t care for his music but I don’t care for rap either…. This is not going to end well for the parents or the kid…..

  2. He can make records in Canada. I hear they have rather good recording studios. John Lennon was very nearly deported from the US, being allowed to stay only after a multi-year legal battle.

    Elvis Presley never made any world tours because his fabled manager “Colonel” Tom Parker was Dutch born (real name was Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk), and in the US illegally. If he left the country, he might not be allowed back in.

  3. Since I was almost denied entry into Canada while flying cargo because I had ONE DUI 35 years ago, I think we should return the favor to Bieber. What was good for me, is certainly good enough for him, and that was the extent of my criminal record, unlike him. I wonder how or why the Canadians let in W Bush and Cheney, BOTH of whom had TWO DUIs and in Bush’s case, were fairly recent vintage, along with an arrest for drunk and disorderly while a cheerleader at Yale. Moore asked just WHAT could Bush have done that would make him stand out in a full stadium of similarly drunk fans and students? It had to have been pretty spectacular. But then if they can let in a war criminal, and PROVEN drunken crook, maybe we should cut Bieber some slack.

    I rather lean towards Sen Warren’s position because of the effect on our kids, Letting Bieber stay would send the wrong message and precedent that if you are rich and famous, you can get away with anything. I do have to agree that egging is NOT a felony, except in LA LA land where legal absurdities abound. So giving due consideration of all factors and arguments, I will volunteer to fly Sen. Warner and ICE to pick up Beiber and fly him over the border, with or without a parachute, depending on his demeanor during the flight.

  4. Correction as to Sen. Mark Warner of VA, not Sen Warren. They are both pretty good, and I have Sen. Warren on my mind more than Warner since I have been a big fan of hers for quite awhile.

  5. Randy,

    The Canadian responded to the US with stricter border entry….. The DUI issue is being resolved but not before it’s cost the Canadian merchant millions of US tourist dollars….. I know a hunting trip where the richest person in the group was denied entry…. He said the heck with it and all 15 boarded back on his plane and returned home….. Knowing these folks they probably would have spent more than 50 thousand a day amongst them…. The wives were going shopping….. I know of people in the oil industry that have conditionally been allowed entry into the UAE….. Where drinking is banned…..but barred entry into Canada……

  6. AY Thanks for the update. I was eventually let into Canada so I could get some much needed sleep since I had been up for more than 24 hours. Our SOP now is to avoid staying in Canada at nearly all costs and to get only enough to get to a US port of entry. They charge extortionate prices there, and de-icing this time of year is absurd at the price. It once cost us $3000 to de-ice the Metro III after they lied to me about being able to have a hangar place to allow the ice to melt off. Some advice to other pilots, STAY OUT of Canada until they decide to become more civilized in their treatment of us. I have found that they are getting worse over the years since I have been flying there.

    When I was working for the airlines, I was almost denied entry back into the US at Montreal when clearing US Customs there. That was a stupid and officious US Customs agent stationed there.

  7. The felony charge is simply based on a benchmark for the $ amount of the criminal damage to property. The $ amount put it into the felony category. We have plenty of bad actors poisoning our culture. This punk hoser needs to go home.

  8. randyjet is fantasizing about Elizabeth Warren!! That takes this thread in a unique and interesting tangent. Any women fantasizing about Bernie Sanders?

  9. Randy,

    A lot of the tighter border security came about because of Bush…. I recall being able to just drive across the bridge and have absolutely no problem with proof of citizenship in Mexico or Canada…. Just show a valid Drivers License…..

  10. I no longer fly and don’t visit any foreign countries—TSA and Homeland Security are a bunch of ignorant thugs with badges who can’t wait to exercise their power. I drive, take a train or stay home.

  11. I can only imagine how much his attorney fees are adding up to. Malicious prosecution is a great way to increase employment. Doesn’t he makes to much money anyway?. By the time they get done with this kid, he be broke like so many before him. Don’t you just love malum prohibitum laws. Other than the assault charge, he has not harmed a single soul. Oh that’s right, without malum prohibitum laws, how would the legal system and government, make all it’s money and they surely need the revenue ?

  12. What’s with the 100,000 signatures on to deport Justin Bieber? Sounds like the American form of Ostraka.

    If Justin is found guilty of the felony he faces a strong case for deportation. If that happened and the appeals ended he would face a potential prison sentence if he returned to the US.

    Nick is right about the felony nature of the egging incident. The damage was reported to be $20,000 so it was by dollar amount a felony. To me he is in a precarious position. If the neighbor/victim is upset enough, which given Justin’s neighbor hood diplomacy campaigns I could only imagine he is very, the pressing of charges and mitigating of damages on the victim end might not work in Justin’s favor. So it is going to be, I would imagine, prosecutor’s discretion. Plus it’s not going to be a difficult case.

    Essentially the crimes he committed as he is on a visa is a severe career limiting move as they say. His agents and producers must be quite upset with him.

    I have to agree with Mark this is not going to end well.

  13. nick spinelli
    The felony charge is simply based on a benchmark for the $ amount of the criminal damage to property. The $ amount put it into the felony category. We have plenty of bad actors poisoning our culture. This punk hoser needs to go home.
    I agree that this little sh@t needs to be deported, but $20,000 in damage from eggs? I’m surprised that no one in the media has questioned this. Simply having the household staff rinse them off with hoses after the police left would have done the trick. Even if a little scrubbing was needed, how could that do $20,000 in damage?

    If I were the defense, I would subpoena all the contractors who worked on the exterior of the house and ask them if their work was really that fragile. If it was, how could this house stand up to the elements?

    How much money is LA wasting pursuing a felony conviction?

  14. Simms,

    Justin Bieber
    Bad Egg Caused $20K In Damage

    Justin Bieber’s egg-throwing escapade Thursday night caused around $20,000 in damage, and the little punk hasn’t even called his neighbor to apologize.

    TMZ broke the story … Justin was caught on video egging his neighbor’s house, and when confronted the singer told the neighbor to f off and then hurled a few more unborn chicks.

    Law enforcement sources tell us … L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies are fast-tracking the investigation and they told the neighbor he had to get them repair estimates by today. We know the neighbor is locked and loaded with paperwork.

    We’re told the entire front of his house must be re-plastered. To do the job — which is especially expensive because it’s Venetian plaster — will cost around $15K. There’s another $5,000 in damage to the entry, including various doors that must be re-stained.

  15. “…a pot smoke-filled airline cabin and a felony arrest for egging a neighbor’s house.”

    Really? I am in no way a Beiber apologist but a felony for egging a house? I would imagine that there are a lot of ‘youts’ out there who would be facing hard prison time. A pot-filled airplane cabin, Ok, maybe since California isn’t Washington or Colorado.but egging? I can understand a law suit (God knows what Venetian plaster costs nowadays) but I think that a felony is a little over the top. Just deport the twerp and be done with it.

  16. He can afford $20K. So he writes a check for a legitimate estimate. If he doesn’t, sue him. Isn’t that how we resolved disputes like this in the past. We used to have egg fights every year when we were kid in junior high. Cops would catch a few of the kids, call their parents and send them home. As far as a smoke filled cabin. The Captain couldn’t make them stop????? We’ve turning into a bunch of fascists. Really, felony and deportation. They exiled Thomas Paine for writing a pamphlet, and hung witches so I guess things have not changed that much. Let’s send the guy to jail because he is a little ignorant and arrogant.

  17. While we are discussing the deportation of Mr. Beiber, let us consider WHY we are along a Canadian to sit in the SENATE!

  18. Firstly, I LOVE Elaine linking to TMZ. For celebrity stuff like this they are actually a good source. This is not sarcasm, I like it. Secondly, we all tend to think in our own world. I have vinyl siding as do many of my neighbors. So, 20k in damage is probably not possible. But, this wealthy punk hoser lives in a ritzy neighborhood. They have as Elaine’s link pointed out, Venetian plaster. And, the prosecution will have to prove the $ amount, which I’m quite sure they will.

  19. While I am a fan of Warren, I would not go so far as to say I fantasize about her. I just get a lot of posts from her and others who regard her as an excellent Senator, and politician. I think a Sanders/Warren ticket would be great, or which ever way they want to put on top. I rather like the woman on top position myself.

  20. Darren, even if the neighbor had a Van Gough hanging on the outside of his house, it is delusional to claim that egging could generate those kinds of damages. So this is not even going to go to court, unless the DA wants to court a malicious prosecution charge to deal with. It is good theater for the cops and the neighbor. At most it will be plead down to a misdemeanor.

  21. I wonder if the number of new kids born into the world named Justin has increased since this punk started making the news.

  22. JusHolmes, What is more disturbing is that a Harvard Law grad says he cannot figure out how to cancel his Canadian citizenship. HELL, even I could do that one! Then let’s not forget about a Yale Law grad being confused by the simple form listing his wife’s income, and also forgetting that she earned over HALF A MILLION dollars and did not list ANY of that income on his forms. We used to call such a thing perjury, and Pres.Clinton lost his law license for not contradicting a statement his lawyer made on his behalf which he knew to be false. But then SCOTUS justices are above us all and our laws.

  23. pete, An excellent plan. I volunteer to fly them back for FREE! I WILL have to charge for the parachutes though. I think a couple of million per would be fair.

  24. I think it is sad that any one gives a sh*t. The one placeI I thought was safe from celebrity gossip news. What’s next, a blog on Kim KArdashian? Say it ain’t so……..

  25. I agree with Juris in his comment above. But I am sick of this punk and I predict that if he gets locked up he will “get punked” and then we can have a topic on what that means.

  26. CNN gave this kid a lot of news coverage. With about a million things more pressing to cover in the news, I can only ask WHY?????

  27. MabelMabel has the right question. They did not cover Snowden’s interview on German television. Yet he is a young guy with a brain and bringing forth the most pressing issues (no pun intended) of our time. Bieber: All the news that’s fit to print? Hardly.
    But send the punk to Canada. Particularly since the Canucks are so high handed about letting our citizens come visit across their border. Those Canucks like to come south for the winter and get drunk all the time.

  28. The only exception I take to your article is the suggestion that Bieber has any talent. His parents have talent: for promotion and grabbing the limelight. I originally thought I did not care about whether the man-child stays or goes, but others here have made the point that keeping him here sends a message that wealth and fame give you a pass to get away with anything. On the other hand, we have Wall Street titans whose greed and irresponsibility contributed mightily to the crash, who still enjoy unrivaled rank and privilege. (Not even community service for those wankers.)

  29. inconoclast wrote: “The only exception I take to your article is the suggestion that Bieber has any talent. His parents have talent: for promotion and grabbing the limelight. I originally thought I did not care about whether the man-child stays or goes, but others here have made the point that “keeping him here sends a message that wealth and fame give you a pass to get away with anything.” On the other hand, we have Wall Street titans whose greed and irresponsibility contributed mightily to the crash, who still enjoy unrivaled rank and privilege. (Not even community service for those wankers.)”

    If we use this criteria as a rationale for deportation, the country would have a lot fewer inhabitance in Hollywood, Wall Street, Congress, the Judiciary, and every City in America. Don’t you all remember Jerry Spence’s book “With Justice For None.” How much does a DUI cost to remedy? It $10K to $15 here in Palm Beach County, depending on who you are. If you don’t have the money, oh well!!!!

  30. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

    “We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity”

    Anyone remember the Bonfires ?

    I’d bet a poll back then,
    woulda overwhelmingly approved
    of castrating the fab4

  31. Randy according to what I have read Cruz hasn’t actually filed for his American citizenship yet. If he did away with his Canadian citizenship he would be stateless. He really needs to resign from the Senate. I am amazed the the GOP is sooo comfortable with this foreigner.

  32. Justice, I did not know you had to apply for US citizenship if you were born abroad. I went to the US State Dept and if he did not apply for US citizenship, he is NOT legally a US citizen! I think you are probably correct that he is not officially a citizen yet. I wonder how he was able to vote, and run for office, but given the state of contempt most GOPers have for our laws, especially here in Texas, it does not surprise me.

  33. 1. what no one seems to want to understand or acknowledge is these KIDS are young when they get famous…

    2. their child hoods are taken from them

    3. they are surrounded by yes axxholes

    4. they are used and abused until they burn out. i can see none of you has heard of nor read disney by fritz sprigmeier..

    There is a reason all these young kids either flip out in public or commit suicide… try looking up mk ultra or mind control….do you really think they enjoy having breakdowns in the public eye? they agreed to entertain the people not give up their souls to the public..

    followed by reporters 24/10 a day and yes i said 10 because they are never given a break…… they have no friends or family none who means them any good at least. they are surrounded and controlled by people who wont tell them no/.. because in order to keep their jobs they have to have employers and having a employer means they need to perform.

    Some of these kids dont even want to be famous their forced into it so mommy and daddy and can live out their foolish dreams. the industry chews you up and spits you out….. i know from first hand experience the difference is that i knew to get out. before devil claimed my soul.. like many others who are called one hit wonders.. thats far from the truth.. they just refused to sell their souls, bodies, and lives for the price of fame….. writing these articles and signing that petition means nothing.. as long as the elites who own everything can continue to use him to keep the teens distracted while making money off of him… you’re going to hear his name… havent any of you figured it out yet?

    the elites have turned the world upside whats bad is good and whats good is bad… its all about their satanic agenda. im sure you all must know that even if you still want to deny it./…..

    “If instant world government, Charter review, and a greatly strengthened International Court do not provide the answers, what hope for progress is there? The answer will not satisfy those who seek simple solutions to complex problems, but it comes down essentially to this: The hope for the foreseeable lies, not in building up a few ambitious central institutions of universal membership and general jurisdiction as was envisaged at the end of the last war, but rather in the much more decentralized, disorderly and pragmatic process of inventing or adapting institutions of limited jurisdiction and selected membership to deal with specific problems on a case-by-case basis … In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.”

    Richard N. Gardner, in Foreign Affairs (April 1974)

    If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands.”

    Dr. Augustus O. Thomas, president of the World Federation of Education Associations (August 1927), quoted in the book International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World (1931)

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