April 21, 2014


White House Responds to Justin Bieber Deportation Petition

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Well, the White House isn't hating on Biebs. 

Not long after First Lady Michelle Obama took a compassionate stance on Justin Bieber's recent antics, the White House is refusing to comment on a deportation petition that reached nearly 274,000 signatures on the "We the People" website.

"Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one,” the White House answered to the tens of thousands who believe Bieber is "threatening the safety of our people" and hope to have him deported. The site added, "We'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues." Which then led to a 11-paragraph explanation about why the immigration system is broken.

The White House said its decision comes from needing "to avoid the appearance of improper influence," as stated in its terms of participation. "We the People" appeals need to reach 100,000 signatures to get an official response from the government, which is why Obama's administration deigned to address the issue in the first place.

Meanwhile, Bieber continues to hang stateside, most recently making a surprise appearance during Chance the Rapper's Coachella set.