Justin Bieber must have gotten bored with his typical illegal activities which have included underage drinking, smoking pot and driving like a maniac. He has taken up a new illegal hobby and seems to be ticking off governments all around the world. Apparently, Justin fancies himself a bit of a graffiti artist and has been tagging buildings in the countries he visits. It is not making officials happy, but it is making the various walls a bit of a gathering place for Beliebers.
While visiting Australia on tour, Justin Bieber tagged up the side of the QT hotel wall in the Gold Coast. Pictures of Justin painting silly characters were quickly posted online. He showed absolutely no remorse for his role in marring up yet another building. He has been plastering his artwork everywhere he goes and it is starting to get really annoying. Who does the kid think he is? City government officials were not pleased to see Justin making a mockery of the buildings in their city and reportedly sent him a kit to clean up the mess. Too bad he had already left the hotel. He did the damage and bolted. Typical.
The city mayor made a statement about the incident, “The last thing we want is to have graffiti glorified and more young people thinking it's a cool thing to do.” He has a pretty valid point. If you have a guy like Justin Bieber running around tagging hotel walls and making it look cool, others will soon follow. The fact that he does it in plain sight and the police and everybody else are letting him do it is disgusting. In fact, despite the government saying Justin was wrong, the hotel officials are actually proud of it. This is the kind of thing that is going to keep fueling Justin’s desire to do this wherever he goes.
The hotel is capitalizing on the graffiti and has even posted a message about it on their Facebook page, “This piece of art is now available to be viewed by fans of the artist and we believe that it is a wonderful addition to the colorful Gold Coast arts scene.” The artwork they are referring to are some childish images of what look to be Pac-Man ghosts. Really neat. The hotel also argues that the city can’t say anything about the graffiti because it is on private property. The government begs to differ and points out that it is quite visible if you are not on the property. It is graffiti, period.
Mayer Tom Tate says, “If a normal person did that they'd be serving 80 to 100 hours of community service.” Since that is probably never going to happen the mayor says Justin Bieber can give a free concert in which he sings Christmas carols and call it good. Yeah, not going to happen. Justin’s desire to mar up the buildings he visits is only going to get worse if he doesn’t get stopped. It isn’t okay for anybody else to do it and it certainly shouldn’t be okay for a teenage brat to get away with it. One of these days his star status isn’t going to get him out of trouble. If he needs any examples he can look at Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown.