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Justin Bieber tags Australian hotel with graffiti, but mayor doesn't like it

It isn't even all that good. Banksy he isn't.


It isn't even all that good. Banksy he isn't.



An Australian hotel is being told to clean up graffiti sprayed onto its walls by one public enemy Justin Bieber, despite the fact that they want to display it prominently as artwork. Defacing public property just isn't the crime it used to be.

QT Hotel in the Gold Coast is being told by mayor Tom Tate to remove the neon faces, even though the hotel said they were okay with it, the AP reports. The hotel's Facebook page even showed a photo of the paint on Thursday captioned, "He asked, and we said YES." The hotel is going so far as to invite other taggers to paint on its walls, to promote graffiti as an art form.

Bieber, who performed in nearby Brisbane on Wednesday, has a history of tagging walls, but whether or not it was with permission is up in the air. Tate was not happy about it, in any case, saying because the graffiti was visible to the public, it had to go, as is the law in the Gold Coast. "The last thing we want is to have graffiti glorified and more young people thinking it's a cool thing to do," he said. And we all know how determined those Beliebers can be.

[Last modified: Friday, November 29, 2013 3:14pm]


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