Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate Demands That ‘Pop Princess’ Justin Bieber Remove Hotel Graffiti

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By Anne Lu | December 5, 2013 3:52 PM EST

Justin Bieber’s bratty antics aren’t tolerated in Australia. Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate is once again demanding the “pop princess” to clean up the graffiti he made on the exterior wall of a hotel in the city or else.

The 19-year-old Canadian tween star caused controversy Down Under when he spray-painted the exterior wall of the QT Gold Coast hotel in late November. The hotel was thrilled that the singer vandalised their property, calling Bieber’s work “a piece of art.”

The hotel wanted to preserve Bieber’s wall drawings, most probably to attract fans of the star.

“The piece of art is now available to be viewed by fans of th artist and we believe that is a wonderful additional to the colourful Gold Coast arts scene,” the hotel said in a statement.

However, although the wall is a private property, the hotel doesn’t have much say on it since it faces public view, and the Gold Coast City Council clearly has a clearer definition of what is defined art.

A spokesman for the council told BBC that the “city has a zero tolerance approach to graffiti.”

Mayor Tate added on his Twitter account that he is waiting for the pop star to come back and erase the wall paintings.

But Bieber either hasn’t heard about the city and the mayor’s plea or he just doesn’t care. He remains mum on the issue, perhaps forcing others to appreciate the vandalism that he calls art.

So for the second time, Mayor Tate is appealing for the “pop princess” to man up and clean up his mess.

“I got a message for pop princess, Justin Bieber,” Mr Tate said in a clip recorded for TMZ. “We love your music but we hate your graffiti and your vandalism here in our city.

“Mate, you have two choices: come back and clean up your mess or come back and sing at the Mayor’s Christmas Carol this Saturday on the 7th of December.”

He concluded, “Make me a Belieber.”

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