With Justin Bieber's recent troubles and a Miami Beach Police Department Police Report mistakenly believing he was American, questions arose regarding a possible deportation. Now American are taking it upon themselves in trying to ensure the musician currently in Panama is not allowed to return to the U.S.
The Guardian reports a petition has been created on the WhiteHouse.gov site demanding the Obama administration "Deport Justin Bieber And Revoke His Green Card."
UPDATE: The petition has since passed 100,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning. This now means the White House will have to respond in some form.
"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture," the petition -- created on Jan. 23 -- 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 nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."
As of 4 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 28, the petition had over 78,000 signatures in just five days, well on the way to its target of 100,000 required by Feb. 22. If they reach that amount in time, the White House has to respond to the petition, regardless of what it's about.
Last year, that meant the White House responded to a "Star Wars" fan's petition to build a Death Star, saying they wouldn't because "The Administration does not support blowing up planets" and asked "Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"
Meanwhile, a counter-petition requesting Bieber be allowed to remain in the U.S. has been created by supporters. However, this particular petition -- which says Bieber shouldn't be deported because "he is a human being and he makes mistakes" -- has under a thousand signatures.
The counter-petition claims: "The whole idea of Justin Drew Bieber getting deported, is completely unfair. He doesn't deserve this.... With your help, we can stop it. He's human. He's not perfect. The media sees the bad side of him. Please. He's saved so many lives. Including mine. A lifesaver, Shouldn't deserve this."
Although press reports wondered after the infamous egg raid if Bieber could be deported from the U.S., TMZ reported that it could only happen if he was found guilty of any crime resulting in a year-long sentence or longer in prison, an aggravated felony or a crime of "moral turpitude."
Bieber, who completed his extensive Believe world tour late last year, is reportedly in Panama with manager Scooter Braun as well as Usher. According to TMZ, Braun and Usher visited the singer in what could be a possible intervention to help Bieber but a report included photos of Bieber walking along a beach.
While he hasn't commented specifically on recent events, Bieber tweeted the following on Jan. 24: