Justin Bieber has made his first public appearance since getting booked for a DUI, and it seems some Americans are tired of making excuses for the teen star’s behaviour.
The pop idol was arrested on Wednesday and charged after police said they caught him drag racing in Miami Beach, Florida, allegedly after drinking and smoking marijuana.
The Canadian-born star’s latest run-in with the law could potentially see him deported from the US, according to immigration lawyers.
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, violation of any US or foreign drug law – apart from the possession of a small personal amount of marijuana – is grounds for deportation.
Bieber is also under investigation for allegedly hurling eggs at a neighbour’s house in Los Angeles – an incident that led police to search his mansion, where they seized illicit drugs and arrested one of his associates.
Although 50 million so-called Beliebers have thrown their support behind the singer, a petition calling for his green card to be revoked had received more than 17,000 signatures by Saturday afternoon.
The petition needs 100,000 signatures by February 22 to elicit a White House response