Unbeliebable: The White House offer 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
White House officials refuse to make comment on 275,000 signatures that want Justin Bieber's US visa revoked
Published 20/04/2014 | 12:37
WHILE there maybe millions of people that claim to be 'Beliebers' around the world , there are a couple hundred thousands that find the fact that Justin Bieber has an American visa, well, UNBELIEBABLE!
A petition of 275,000 signatures calling on President Barack Obama to revoke Justin Bieber's US visa, has been responded to by White House officials with a "no comment."
The first part of the White House statement said: "Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People. Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one."
They did, however, use the response to highlight some of the changes the Obama government had been making to the US immigration system and the economic benefit Justin Bieber has on the US economy.
"So we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken."
The statement added: "Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets - or 100 billion copies of Mr Bieber’s debut album."
It ended saying: "You better believe it," an apparent reference to the "Beliebers" around the world.
The petition, created by a Detroit resident called J.A, started in January this year and has since gained massive support through social media and is set to reach the 300,000 signature mark very soon.
When a petition passes 100,00 signatures it can be put forward for presidential consideration, hence the White House response.
While the teeny-bopper has millions of fans worldwide, there is a significantly large number of people that are not, and this has grown since his recent run-ins with the law.
"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture," it says.
"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 nation's youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."
Jack Simpson, Independent.co.uk