Atlanta Residents Protest to Keep Justin Bieber From Moving to Their Neighborhood
By Radio.com Staff
Update: Because we can’t not have nice things, this was apparently all a hoax.
No one wants to live with Justin Bieber. Last month, more than a few angry Americans were looking to deport the Canadian pop star and now residents in Atlanta are also petitioning to keep the Biebz out.
Residents in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead are protesting this morning (Feb. 24) to keep Bieber from buying a multi-million dollar estate in the ritzy neighborhood. According to the Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition’s Facebook page, they have no interest in Bieber or his shenanigans writing, “We have worked hard to achieve our goals and get to where we are. Justin Bieber’s relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children, as well as the community.”
In the post, the residents write that Bieber’s habit of speeding and driving under the influence– he was arrested in Miami for driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license–makes them worry about the safety of the local children.
“Some can’t even let their children play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence, before,” the post states. “What’s to say he won’t do it again? As a home owner down the street from this residence, one can assume many people will be contacting real estate agents soon enough.”
The post ends by pleading, “Please do not allow a child to ruin what we have worked so hard to obtain,” and features the hashtag #KeepBuckheadBieberFree.
Earlier this month, Bieber returned to Atlanta, which he tweeted was his “second home” and that he felt that the city would help “[build] up positive energy” following his string of legal issues including a felony vandalism charge in California, an assault charge in Toronto and his Miami arrest, which has him facing the music in a Miami court on March 3.
At time of publication, 349 residents said they would be attending today’s protest.
In some happier news for Bieber, his video for his 2010 song “Baby” became the first clip to hit a billion views on Vevo, making it the site’s most viewed clip ever. Apparently there really is no such thing as bad publicity.