Over one hundred thousand people want Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to go back to Canada. Well, not exactly “go back” on his own volition – it’s more like they hope he is forcibly removed by the U.S. government.
A “Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card” petition popped up on the White House’s We The People online petition site late last week, and it has hit its required signature threshold in just 6 days. As of right now, the petition has just over 111,000 signatures, meaning it will elicit an official response from the Obama administration.
Well, maybe. Probably not. Who knows? The White House says that any petitions that meet both the terms of participation requirements and the signature threshold will get an official response. Of course:
To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.
The White House reserves the right to change the time limits and signature thresholds…
There’s also that giant backlog of petitions that The White House is just ignoring…just…sitting…there. Mr. Snowden is still waiting on a response.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society,” says the petition’s creator, J.A. from Detroit, Michigan.
It’s not the only petition of its kind either. Another DEPORT JUSTIN BEIBER petition currently has just shy of 6,000 signatures.
On the other side, there’s the “Stop Justin Bieber from getting deported” cause “he’s a human being and he makes mistakes.” Apparently, he also “does not deserve this.”
Yeah, because he’s actually going to get deported. I figure that’s what Obama should have led with at last night’s State of the Union Address – it would have probably boosted his approval ratings.
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