Justin Bieber has been asked to clean up graffiti left on a Gold Coast hotel wall in Australia.
Justin Bieber, 19, spray-painted cartoon faces on an external wall of a Gold Coast hotel earlier this week. The singer is currently touring Australia.
The hotel said it was pleased to have Justin Bieber’s artwork on their wall. However, Gold Coast City Council said it would order the graffiti’s removal.
Earlier this month, Justin Bieber was charged with defacing a building in Brazil.
Justin Bieber has been asked to clean up graffiti left on a Gold Coast hotel wall in Australia
The hotel, QT Gold Coast, said in a response to a comment on its Facebook page: “We are stoked to have Justin Bieber’s artwork on our wall.”
It added that it had given Justin Bieber permission to paint on the wall.
However, Gold Coast City Council said that while the graffiti was on a private property, it was in public view and an eyesore.
Earlier, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tait described Justin Bieber’s behaviour as “really silly”.
“Just come and clean it up and we’ll be happy with you. Alternatively come and sing at our mayoral Christmas carols on 7 December for an hour and I’ll let you go.”
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Justin Bieber was charged with vandalism on November 8 for after his highly-publicized graffiti session that took place three days before.
The global pop sensation’s rep had no comment.
Police received a complaint about Justin Bieber, 19, and his friends spray painting the wall of the former Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janeiro on November 5.
Justin Bieber, who was in Rio de Janeiro for a concert, reportedly had left the property by the time authorities arrived. Later that day, Brazil’s biggest news outlet posted photos on its website of Justin Bieber, in artistic action.
Justin Bieber spray painting the wall of the former Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janeiro
In Brazil, defacing buildings is a crime that could lead to a fine and up to one year in jail.
Local authorities then opened an investigation involving three days of testimony from the photographers who caught him painting, officers and even Justin Bieber’s security personnel.
However, the singer will avoid time behind bars.He will pay a fine, although that cost has yet to be determined.
This is not Justin Bieber’s first run-in with local authorities over his penchant for spray-painting. While in Bogota last week, the singer spray-painted a wall lining one of the Colombian city’s biggest streets, and was escorted into a police car by officers. Overall, the South American leg of Justin Bieber’s Believe tour has been rife with controversy.
Justin Bieber is set to perform in Buenos Aires on November 9-10.
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Justin Bieber has been charged in Brazil with illegally spraying graffiti in Rio de Janeiro.
Justin Bieber, 19, could be fined after pictures appeared in local media to show him painting a wall.
Defacing buildings is a crime in Brazil punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine.
However, Brazilian officials described the case involving Justin Bieber as “a minor offence”. There was no immediate comment from his management team.
In a statement, Brazil’s civil police force said Justin Bieber had been charged with “defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means”.
Brazilian media reported and published photos appearing to show Justin Bieber spraying graffiti on the wall of the abandoned Hotel Nacional.
The pictures showed the singer wearing a red cap and army pants – with a security guard on one side, a police car parked on the other.
It emerged that Justin Bieber had authorization from the City Hall to paint at a sports facility nearby, but members of his entourage claim he chose a different location to avoid his fans.
Police argued the consent did not extend to any other places.
According to the Globo TV network, Justin Bieber flew out of Brazil on Wednesday afternoon on a private jet and went to Paraguay, where he was scheduled to perform.
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