From DUI to Deportation

Last week, to the dismay of Bielebers everywhere, Canada’s Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach for drag racing under the influence of alcohol, Xanax, and pot.

If only it were this kind of drag racing.

Bieber's father tweeted this picture of Justin and his younger half brother on Wednesday. Earlier that day, Bieber's lawyer pleaded "not guilt" to his charges in Florida. Source: Twitter (@JeremyBieber)

Bieber’s father tweeted this picture of Justin and his younger half brother on Wednesday. Earlier that day, Bieber’s lawyer pleaded “not guilty” to his charges in Florida. Source: Twitter (@JeremyBieber)

In addition to his DUI charges, the 19-year-old faces charges for resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

Bieber was then brought into a Toronto police station on Wednesday to face assault charges. He will appear in court on March 10, pleading innocent to the allegation that he hit his limousine driver several times on the back of the head on December 30.

Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, had this to say Wednesday night in response to Bieber's charges in Toronto. Source: Twitter (@scooterbraun)

Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, had this to say Wednesday night in response to Bieber’s charges in Toronto. Source: Twitter (@scooterbraun)

In an article published today, Fox News suggested that “the pop star lately has drawn more attention for his brushes with the law than for his music.”

My own sister, a self-professed “Belieber,” was so consumed with his arrest that even she had no idea about the premiere of Bieber’s new music video, “Confident.”

Perhaps the most interesting development in the recent Justin Bieber saga is the petition to have him deported. Over 100,000 signatures appear on the petition, formed on the grounds that “he is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth.”

As of today, the petition is well beyond its goal for signatures by february 22nd. Source: petitions.whitehouse.gov.

As of today, the petition is well beyond its goal for signatures by february 22nd. Source: petitions.whitehouse.gov.

CNN suggests that the possibility of his deportation is slim. But still, it is certainly interesting to think about.

In a country where a Congresswoman was interrupted to report news on Bieber’s arrest, are we giving too much attention to something insignificant? Or is Bieber really harming America’s image?

Let me know in the comments!

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