Michigan man says he's behind viral petition to deport Justin Bieber
Online petition has more than 200,000 signatures
A Michigan man says he's the one behind an online petition that is asking the Obama administration to deport Justin Bieber.
The petition, which has garnered more than 200,000 signatures since it was posted on Jan. 23, states: “We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked."
Bieber, 19, was arrested last week in Miami Beach and charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star allegedly street racing.
His arrest came just weeks after a search warrant was executed at his home when eggs were thrown at his neighbor’s house. The latest? Bieber has turned himself in for an assault charge involving a limo driver.
All the hoopla finally got to Riverview resident Roger Skrzynski II.
“He’s destructive, dangerous, a drug-abusive teen, and he needs to be deported,” the 24-year-old told Local 4. “Your average immigrant, or someone who is here on a visa or a green card, would probably have already had hearings to be deported.”
Skrzynski said the petition idea came to him during a traffic jam on I-75. He was sitting in the passenger seat, listening to the Bieber news on the radio.
“I pulled my phone out, made an account on the WhiteHouse.gov website and just went with it,” he said. “The overall goal? To get the White House to talk about it.”
And once the petition hit the web, it went viral.
“Let’s treat everyone the same. Just because you have power, doesn’t mean you’re safe from the law,” Skrzynski said.